Salary for Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs

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This occupation has now been updated to Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers

Also known as:  Border Guard, Border Patrol Officer, Constable, Cop, Deputy Sheriff, Highway Patrol Officer, Motorcycle Police, Mounted Police, Park Police, Patrol Officer

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Sheriffs and deputy sheriffs are charged with the responsibility of patrolling and protecting designated rural areas as well as land that is considered unincorporated with townships and cities. Duties in this professional post include issuing citations and arrests for violations of state and federal laws. Patrolling specific areas by vehicle or on foot and keeping records of daily activities that are passed onto the proper law enforcement officers and agencies. Individuals in this field are detail-oriented professionals who have an extensive working knowledge of the law and public safety issues. Additionally, they must be willing to work flexibly between a police station, court house and patrol fields on a daily basis. An associate's degree or vocational school degree along with extensive on-the-job training are required for employment in this professional field.

A Sheriff or Deputy Sheriff will normally receive a salary between $38,420 and $109,040 depending on tenure level. will most likely receive a wage of seventy thousand dollars per year.

receive the highest salary in California, where they get salary pay of just about $107,440. Employees with these job titles can obtain the highest salaries in Public Administration, where they can earn wages of $70,480.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 28.54 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
$70,480
Educational Services
$59,180
Health Care and Social Assistance
$58,000
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$56,790
Transportation and Warehousing
$56,460

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Transportation and Warehousing
$56,460
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$56,790
Health Care and Social Assistance
$58,000
Educational Services
$59,180
Public Administration
$70,480