Sheriff/Police Chief Salaries

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Alternate Job Titles: Chief of Police, Police Chief, Sheriff, Deputy, Sheriff/Police Chief

What is the average annual salary for Sheriff/Police Chief?
The annual salary for someone with the job title Sheriff/Police Chief may vary depending on a number of factors including industry, company size, location, years of experience and level of education. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Sheriff/Police Chief in the United States.

This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Sheriff/Police Chief in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Sheriff/Police Chief in the United States is $101,017 so 50% of the people who perform the job of Sheriff/Police Chief in the United States are expected to make less than $101,017.

Source: HR Reported data as of October 2015

Median $101,017
  • 10%$90,250
  • 25%$95,381
  • 75%$107,147
  • 90%$112,729

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Job Description for Sheriff/Police Chief

Enforces the law on a town, city, or county level. Responsibilities include police service planning, organizational development, personnel management, community policing, and community relations. May also be involved in administrative, financial/budgetary, and operations/labor relations tasks. Requires a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and at least 10 years of law enforcement experience. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to an elected official. View Sheriff/Police Chief job description

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Categories:  Fire, Law Enforcement, and Security, Government

Industries:  Edu., Gov't. & Nonprofit

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