The Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office offers a competitive salary structure. Our deputies are currently some of the highest-paid in the state of Virginia. We also offer one of the best employee retirement systems and a variety of other benefits as outlined on this page. Read through our list of benefits and see why we’re one of the best agencies to work for!
Salary Information is outlined below. Salary figures reflect base pay and do not include overtime, which deputies are eligible for after graduating and completing their required 10-week Field Training Program.
Candidate meets the minimum requirements as advertised.
Candidate meets the minimum requirements as advertised and possesses an associate degree from an accredited college or university (any discipline).
Candidate meets the minimum requirements as advertised and a minimum of two (2) years of full-time experience as a certified law enforcement officer, certified corrections officer, or jailor. Full-time experience is measured from the date of initial appointment with the respective corrections or jail employer(s). The candidate must receive favorable reference(s) from current or previous corrections or jail employer(s).
Candidate meets the minimum requirements as advertised and graduated from an accredited four-year college or university with a minimum bachelor’s degree (any discipline).
Candidate meets the minimum requirements as advertised and a minimum of three (3) years of active military service, an honorable discharge and must provide a DD Form 214, or at least six (6) years of service in the Reserve Components of the United States Armed Forces and received an honorable discharge if applicable and must provide DD Form 214 or discharge orders as applicable.
Candidate meets the minimum requirements as advertised and a minimum of two (2) years of full-time experience as a certified law enforcement officer in the state of Virginia, holding current DCJS certification. Full-time experience is measured from the date of initial appointment with the respective law enforcement employer(s). The candidate must receive favorable reference(s) from current or previous law enforcement employer(s).
C18 step 1-12 $61,248.30-$104,755.87
C19 step 1-12 $64,310.69-$109,993.94
C20 step 1-12 $67,526.58-115,493.66
C21 step 1-12 $70,902.83-$121,268.16
C26 step 1-12 $90,492.27-$154,772.80
C29 step 1-12 $104,756.08-$179,168.70
C31 step 1-12 $115,493.66-$197,533.65
In addition to base salary, the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office offers several forms of incentive pay for qualifying deputies:
Medical, dental and vision insurance are Fairfax County benefits. For more information please visit: www.fairfaxcounty.gov
Emergency administrative leave
Extraordinary sick leave
Family & medical leave
Leave without pay
Volunteer activity leave
LiveWell is the county’s employee and retiree well-being program. LiveWell empowers, educates and engages county employees and retirees to make life-long choices that promote total well-being – physical, mental, emotional, social, spiritual and financial. LiveWell offers workshops, webinars, special events, screenings and health fairs. The Employee Fitness & Wellness Center, at the Government Center, offers health and fitness services for employees and their family members featuring state-of-the-art equipment, classes, personal training, locker rooms and special events. LiveWell also includes the MotivateMe program, encouraging participants to actively engage in their health and well-being through a relationship with their primary care provider, educational activities, and screenings.