Deputy Sheriff Salary

A Deputy Sheriff earns an average salary of $42,393 per year.
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$30,915 - $73,120
$31K
$43K
$73K
MEDIAN: $43,462
10%
50%
90%

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$13.65 - $33.04
$14
$20
$33
MEDIAN: $20.12
10%
50%
90%

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$0$74K
Salary $30,915 - $73,120
Bonus $-0.50 - $23,672
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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$30,188 - $74,659
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 423
Hourly Data $0$55
Hourly Rate $13.65 - $33.04
Overtime $22.13 - $55.83
Annual Data $0$74K
Bonus $-0.50 - $23,672
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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$30,188 - $74,659
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 311

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Job Description for Deputy Sheriff

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 for Deputy Sheriff


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Deputy Sheriff Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Deputy Sheriff

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: $43,562

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Key Stats for Deputy Sheriff

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 89 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Deputy Sheriff Salaries

Late-Career
▲27%

Experienced
▲9%

National Average
$44,000

▼7%

▼12%

Skills That Affect Deputy Sheriff Salaries

National Average
$44,000

INSTRUCTOR
▼3%

SWAT
▼5%


Training
▼9%

field training officer
▼11%

Law Enforcement
▼17%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 89 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 8%
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