Pay & Benefits

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Competitive Salary Structure

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.

PAY SCALE:
Newly hired Deputy: C17 step 1-6

Criteria A

Candidate meets the minimum requirements as advertised.

Salary $53,189.55

Criteria B

Candidate meets the minimum requirements as advertised and possesses an associate degree from an accredited college or university (any discipline).

Salary $55,848.83

Criteria C

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).

Salary $58,641.23

Criteria D

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).

Salary $61,573.41

Criteria E

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.
Salary $64,652.22

Criteria F

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).

Salary $67,884.75

Class Grade Step Application:

  • DS I C17 1  $53,189.55 Criteria A
  • DS I C17 2  $55,848.83 Criteria A and an associate degree (B)
  • DS I C17 3  $58,641.23 Criteria A and one (1) additional criteria C, D, or E
  • DS I C17 4  $61,573.41 Criteria A and a combination of any two (2) criteria C, D, or E
  • DS I C17 5  $64,652.22 Criteria A and criteria C, D, and E
  • DS I C17 6  $67,884.75 Criteria A and current certified law enforcement experience (F)

Private First Class:

C18 step 1-11  $55,848.83 – $90,972.34


Master Deputy Sheriff:

C19 step 1-11  $58,641.23 – $95,521.09


Sergeant:

C20 step 1-11  $61,573.41 – $100,296.98


Second Lieutenant:

C21 step 1-11  $64,652.22 – $105.311.86


First Lieutenant:

C26 step 1-11  $82,514.64 – $134,407.73


Captain:

C29 step 1-11  $95,521.09 – $155,593.78


Major:

C31 step 1-11  $105,311.86 – $171,542.38

64

% White

22

% Black

3

% Asian

7

% Hispanic/Latino

4

% Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian

Incentive Pay:

In addition to base salary, the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office offers several forms of incentive pay for qualifying deputies:

  • Bilingual Pay $100/month
  • Field Training Instructor Pay (FTI) additional 3.00/hourly
  • Shift Differential for evening or night shifts – 157.50/month for evenings and 332.50/month for night shifts
  • Longevity pay – 5% pay increase received at 15 and 20 years of service
  • 500.00 annual uniform allowance

Benefits Overview:

Medical, dental and vision insurance are Fairfax County benefits. For more information please visit: www.fairfaxcounty.gov

  • Non-rotating shifts
  • 15.5 paid holidays per year
  • 6 weeks of paid family leave in a 12 month period
  • 15 days of military leave

Annual Leave:

  • 0-3 years of service – 104+ hours yearly
  • 4-15 years of service – 156+ hours yearly
  • 15+ years of service – 208+ hours yearly
  • Free access to all nine Fairfax County Recreation Centers

Compensatory Leave:

  • Compensatory time is earned and credited to an employee’s records based on actual hours worked more than the employee’s scheduled hours, paid at 1.5 times your regular rate.

Sick Leave

  • 104+ hours yearly

Additional
Leave Options

Generous leave policy to assist employees in managing family, medical or personal situations requiring time away from work. These include:

Administrative leave

Bereavement leave

Civil leave

Emergency administrative leave

Extraordinary sick leave

Family & medical leave

Injury leave

Leave without pay

Transferred leave

Volunteer activity leave

Work/Life Balance:

Wellness Program

Live Well Program: LiveWell and the Employee Fitness & Wellness Center

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.

  • Employee Child Care Center
  • Mother’s Room
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Commuter Benefit Program

Additional Benefits

  • All uniforms, gear, vehicles and training provided by the agency
  • Group Life Insurance & Optional Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Health Savings Account
  • Flexible Spending Accounts – Tax-deferred Medical and Child Care
  • Paid retirement under the Fairfax County Uniformed Retirement System
  • Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Law Enforcement SmartTrip Card Program

Education leave 10 hours/month

  • Tuition Assistance Program – $1,600 in tuition reimbursement funds each Fiscal Year
  • Up to 32 college credits for completing the Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy
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If you have strong communication skills, a willingness to learn and a belief in treating everyone with dignity and respect, I hope you will consider joining our team.