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Deputy sheriff salary in United States

How much does a Deputy Sheriff make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $61,404
Low $42,319
High $89,097
Non-cash benefit
Dental insurance
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The average salary for a deputy sheriff is $61,404 per year in the United States. 1.2k salaries reported, updated at December 1, 2023

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Top companies for Deputy Sheriffs in United States

  1. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
    167 reviews8 salaries reported
    $102,867per year
  2. $89,711per year
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Highest paying cities for Deputy Sheriffs near United States

  1. Los Angeles, CA
    $100,518 per year
    10 salaries reported
  2. West Palm Beach, FL
    $83,480 per year
    5 salaries reported
  3. Golden, CO
    $75,692 per year
    7 salaries reported
  1. Tampa, FL
    $62,611 per year
    11 salaries reported
  2. Orlando, FL
    $59,990 per year
    7 salaries reported
  3. Lawrenceville, GA
    $58,259 per year
    7 salaries reported
  1. Virginia Beach, VA
    $53,507 per year
    7 salaries reported
  2. Chattanooga, TN
    $52,850 per year
    6 salaries reported
  3. Sanford, FL
    $46,026 per year
    5 salaries reported
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Where can a Deputy Sheriff earn more?

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Most common benefits for Deputy Sheriffs

  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 1,634 ratings

51% of Deputy Sheriffs in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

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Common questions about salaries for a Deputy Sheriff

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How can a deputy sheriff increase their salary?

Deputy sheriffs can increase their salary by:

  • Gaining more experience
  • Moving to a new location
  • Pursuing higher education
  • Developing specialized skills
  • Learning a second language
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