Sheriffs are about average in terms of happiness.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, sheriffs rate their career happiness 3.2 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 45% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy sheriffs are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Hearing officer
Forensic science technician
Transit police officer
Police officer
Judicial law clerk

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are sheriffs happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do sheriffs find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as sheriffs?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are sheriff’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are sheriffs making the best use of their abilities?

Are sheriffs happy with their salary?