$44,233
Avg. Salary
$20.53
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,000

Bonus

$28,310

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Deputy Sheriff is $20.53 per hour.

The average pay for a Deputy Sheriff is $44,233 per year.

10%
$13.92
10%
$20.53
50%
$33.43
90%
90%
MEDIAN $20.53
10%
$31k
10%
$44k
50%
$74k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $44,233
$31,102 - $73,634
$31K
$44K
$74K
MEDIAN: $44,233
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50%
90%

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$13.92 - $33.43
$14
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MEDIAN: $20.53
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$0$74K
Salary $31,102 - $73,634
Bonus $102 - $15,205
Profit Sharing $28,310
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,536 - $74,769
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 795
Hourly Data $0$56
Hourly Rate $13.92 - $33.43
Overtime $20.88 - $56.37
Annual Data $0$74K
Bonus $102 - $15,205
Profit Sharing $28,310
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,536 - $74,769
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 587

Job Description

Under the supervision of the sheriff’s office, the deputy sheriff assists in the enforcement of all state and local laws that ensure public safety. Depending on the individual reporting structure of each sheriff’s office, the deputy sheriff is likely to report to a sergeant or lieutenant in the office.The deputy sheriff is required to use sound and independent decision-making skills throughout the day. Situations that require these skills are sometimes dangerous, and the deputy sheriff must maintain the ability to solve problems under pressure.

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Deputy Sheriff Tasks
  • Enforce all local, state, and federal laws according to procedure.
  • Conduct community outreach, education, and public assistance activities.
  • Patrol assigned areas and operate department vehicles as needed.
  • Perform various physical feats to aid in the capture and arrest of suspects and known criminals.
  • Investigate all reports, accidents, criminal activity, and emergency situations.

Common Career Paths


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Deputy Sheriffs who go on to become Police Sergeants may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Police Sergeants is $64K annually. Deputy Sheriffs most often move into positions as Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officers or Police Officers; those groups report median salaries that are $2K higher and $5K higher, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Deputy Sheriff has a positive trend. An entry-level Deputy Sheriff with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 282 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Deputy Sheriff with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 240 salaries. An experienced Deputy Sheriff which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 244 salaries. A Deputy Sheriff with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 120 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,512

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Deputy Sheriffs in Los Angeles enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 90 percent above the national average. Deputy Sheriffs will also find cushy salaries in Riverside (+58 percent), West Palm Beach (+57 percent), Rochester (+41 percent), and Denver (+38 percent). The lowest-paying market is Indianapolis, which sits 18 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Florida and Atlanta (11 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Deputy Sheriff?

Deputy Sheriff in Spartanburg:
"Sherrif's Deputy."
Pros: I love all of my fellow deputies. We are one big family that work together to complete our mission and go home safely.
Cons: Salary

Deputy Sheriff in Alexandria:
"Ok."
Pros: Good people
Cons: Not enough help at work

Deputy Sheriff in Mount Clemens:
"Long hours and working weekends."
Put as much money as you can in deferred compensation.

Deputy Sheriff in Santa Clarita:
"Make this world safer."
Be dedicated and have integrity.

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Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 200 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
19%

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How Experience Affects Salaries

Late-Career
▲24%

Experienced
▲7%

National Average
$45,000

▼9%

▼14%

How Skills Affect Salaries

National Average
$45,000

INSTRUCTOR
▼6%

SWAT
▼7%


Training
▼11%

field training officer
▼13%

Law Enforcement
▼19%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 200 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 9%