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What Is the Average Monthly Salary for a Sheriff?

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The median annual salary for a sheriff is approximately $101,000, which divides into roughly $8,400 per month. The salary for a sheriff depends on factors such as department size, jurisdiction size and previous experience the sheriff may have.

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The average salary of a sheriff falls between $95,000 and $107,000 (about $7,900 to $8,900 per month). The bottom 10 percent of sheriffs make under $90,000 per year ($7,500 per month), while the top 10 percent of sheriffs make over $112,000 per year ($9,333 per month), which represents those with many years of experience and those who work in large areas or cities with high crime rates.

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