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 about the same as related careers in Washington. On average, they make less than detectives but more than legislators.

Career Median Salary
Detective salary $85K
Customs inspector salary $85K
Special agent salary $85K
Coroner salary $78K
Transit police officer salary $81K
Police officer salary $79K
Sheriff salary $79K
Arbitrator salary $64K
Fish and game warden salary $80K
Legislator salary $48K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)