Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriff Career

Job Description: Enforce law and order in rural or unincorporated districts or serve legal processes of courts. May patrol courthouse, guard court or grand jury, or escort defendants.


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Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriff Career

Salary Info

Median Annual Wage

$62,760

Median Hourly Wage

$30.17*

Total Employed Nationally

657,690


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics May 2016 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2016-2026). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.