Sheriff earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Sheriff salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $84,830
Alabama $44,560
Arkansas $37,680
Arizona $65,220
California $104,790
Colorado $74,550
Connecticut $71,350
District of Columbia $71,570
Delaware $68,460
Florida $57,320
Georgia $42,070
Hawaii $74,040
Iowa $58,500
Idaho $51,060
Illinois $82,670
Indiana $54,570
Kansas $46,170
Kentucky $44,820
Louisiana $40,480
Massachusetts $68,030
Maryland $67,030
Maine $49,860
Michigan $57,690
Minnesota $70,220
Missouri $48,080
Mississippi $34,530
Montana $55,710
North Carolina $46,160
North Dakota $56,760
Nebraska $58,100
New Hampshire $56,880
New Jersey $85,330
New Mexico $52,070
Nevada $68,460
New York $78,750
Ohio $60,980
Oklahoma $43,070
Oregon $71,670
Pennsylvania $66,600
Puerto Rico $33,010
Rhode Island $60,460
South Carolina $40,770
South Dakota $46,920
Tennessee $44,270
Texas $61,590
Utah $52,550
Virginia $53,570
Vermont $52,380
Washington $78,870
Wisconsin $62,970
West Virginia $43,420
Wyoming $54,290

How do sheriff salaries compare to similar careers?

Sheriffs earn 12% less than similar careers in District of Columbia. On average, they make less than special agents but more than security guards.

Career Median Salary
Special agent salary $133K
Arbitrator salary $92K
Coroner salary $92K
Legal secretary salary $90K
Paralegal salary $80K
Police officer salary $72K
Sheriff salary $72K
Security guard salary $44K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)