Sheriff earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Sheriff salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Washington $98,070
New Jersey $97,860
Illinois $83,080
Alaska $81,640
Oregon $80,860
Delaware $80,140
District of Columbia $79,310
New York $79,080
Colorado $78,560
Hawaii $78,540
Connecticut $77,640
Minnesota $77,610
Maryland $76,880
Pennsylvania $76,880
Massachusetts $76,340
Nevada $76,010
Wisconsin $71,590
Arizona $66,020
Rhode Island $65,440
Ohio $64,610
Michigan $64,510
Iowa $63,970
Texas $63,800
North Dakota $63,200
New Hampshire $62,130
Florida $61,970
Indiana $61,800
Nebraska $61,590
Montana $61,190
Utah $60,390
Idaho $60,040
Maine $60,040
Vermont $60,040
Wyoming $60,040
New Mexico $59,580
Virginia $58,480
Missouri $51,990
South Dakota $50,660
Kansas $50,480
Oklahoma $50,480
Georgia $48,730
North Carolina $48,390
South Carolina $48,380
Alabama $48,290
Tennessee $47,850
West Virginia $47,850
Kentucky $47,310
Puerto Rico $45,500
Louisiana $43,220
Arkansas $39,890
Mississippi $37,390
California $100,330

How do sheriff salaries compare to similar careers?

Sheriffs earn about the same as related careers in Florida. On average, they make less than special agents but more than arbitrators.

Career Median Salary
Special agent salary $68K
Detective salary $68K
Customs inspector salary $68K
Transit police officer salary $65K
Legislator salary $46K
Sheriff salary $62K
Police officer salary $62K
Coroner salary $61K
Forensic science technician salary $50K
Arbitrator salary $50K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)