Average Deputy Sheriff Salary

Avg. Base Salary (USD)

The average salary for a Deputy Sheriff is $50,346

Base Salary
$36k - $83k
$133 - $12k
Total Pay
$35k - $84k
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What Do Deputy Sheriffs Do?

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.
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How do Deputy Sheriffs Rate Their Jobs?

3.7 out of 5
Highly Satisfied
Based on 108 responses, the job of Deputy Sheriff has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.7 out of 5. On average, Deputy Sheriffs are highly satisfied with their job.

FAQs About Deputy Sheriffs

What is the highest pay for Deputy Sheriffs?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Deputy Sheriff is $83k / year

What is the lowest pay for Deputy Sheriffs?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Deputy Sheriff is $36k / year

How can Deputy Sheriffs increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Deputy Sheriff is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Deputy Sheriff that oversees more junior Deputy Sheriffs, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.