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Working as a City Marshal

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a city marshal. For example, did you know that they make an average of $24.17 an hour? That's $50,270 a year!

Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow 5% and produce 37,500 job opportunities across the U.S.

What Does a City Marshal Do

There are certain skills that many city marshals have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed empathy, physical stamina and good judgment.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a city marshal, we found that a lot of resumes listed 23.6% of city marshals included subpoenas, while 20.9% of resumes included police department, and 9.1% of resumes included search warrants. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the city marshal job title. But what industry to start with? Most city marshals actually find jobs in the government and finance industries.

How To Become a City Marshal

If you're interested in becoming a city marshal, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 36.7% of city marshals have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 10.2% of city marshals have master's degrees. Even though most city marshals have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a city marshal. When we researched the most common majors for a city marshal, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or high school diploma degrees. Other degrees that we often see on city marshal resumes include associate degree degrees or master's degree degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a city marshal. In fact, many city marshal jobs require experience in a role such as police officer. Meanwhile, many city marshals also have previous career experience in roles such as deputy sheriff or patrol officer.

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Average Salary$50,270
Job Growth Rate5%

City Marshal Jobs

Average Salary for a City Marshal

City Marshals in America make an average salary of $50,270 per year or $24 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $69,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $36,000 per year.
Average Salary
$50,270

Best Paying Cities

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Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Deputy City Marshal-Lateral Post I
Deputy City Marshal-Lateral Post I
City of Las Vegas
City of Las Vegas
11/20/2020
11/20/2020
$52,21711/20/2020
$52,217
City Marshall
City Marshall
City of Brenham, Texas
City of Brenham, Texas
09/19/2020
09/19/2020
$52,17509/19/2020
$52,175
City Marshal
City Marshal
City of Baytown
City of Baytown
04/09/2020
04/09/2020
$47,81304/09/2020
$47,813
Deputy City Marshal/Corrections Officer
Deputy City Marshal/Corrections Officer
City of Las Vegas
City of Las Vegas
03/28/2020
03/28/2020
$50,25503/28/2020
$50,255
Deputy City Marshal-Lateral Post I
Deputy City Marshal-Lateral Post I
City of Las Vegas
City of Las Vegas
03/02/2020
03/02/2020
$52,21703/02/2020
$52,217

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City Marshal Demographics

Gender

male

71.2 %

female

25.2 %

unknown

3.6 %

Ethnicity

White

62.1 %

Hispanic or Latino

19.2 %

Black or African American

12.9 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

100.0 %
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City Marshal Education

Majors

Degrees

Bachelors

36.7 %

High School Diploma

18.4 %

Associate

14.3 %

Top Colleges for City Marshals

1. Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA

In-State Tuition
$18,454
Enrollment
40,108

2. Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

In-State Tuition
$51,853
Enrollment
14,759

3. California State University - Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA

In-State Tuition
$7,309
Enrollment
9,142

4. California State University - Long Beach

Long Beach, CA

In-State Tuition
$6,798
Enrollment
31,503

5. SUNY at Binghamton

Vestal, NY

In-State Tuition
$9,808
Enrollment
13,990

6. Northeastern University

Boston, MA

In-State Tuition
$51,522
Enrollment
13,760

7. San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

In-State Tuition
$7,488
Enrollment
30,018

8. SUNY Farmingdale

Farmingdale, NY

In-State Tuition
$8,306
Enrollment
9,394

9. Siena Heights University

Adrian, MI

In-State Tuition
$27,124
Enrollment
2,035

10. Stanford University

Stanford, CA

In-State Tuition
$51,354
Enrollment
7,083
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Entry Level Jobs For Becoming A City Marshal

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Top Skills For a City Marshal

The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 23.6% of city marshals listed subpoenas on their resume, but soft skills such as empathy and physical stamina are important as well.

  • Subpoenas, 35.2%
  • Police Department, 15.2%
  • Legal Documents, 8.5%
  • Court Proceedings, 7.6%
  • Telephone Calls, 7.4%
  • Other Skills, 26.1%
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Top City Marshal Employers

1. City of Las Vegas
4.6
Avg. Salary: 
$32,816
City Marshals Hired: 
6+
2. Fort Worth
4.5
Avg. Salary: 
$37,422
City Marshals Hired: 
3+
3. City Of Savannah CART
3.8
Avg. Salary: 
$34,808
City Marshals Hired: 
3+
4. Washington County Sheriff
3.9
Avg. Salary: 
$43,622
City Marshals Hired: 
2+
5. City of Baytown
3.3
Avg. Salary: 
$37,836
City Marshals Hired: 
2+
6. City of Valdosta Human Resources Department
3.6
Avg. Salary: 
$31,752
City Marshals Hired: 
1+

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Updated October 2, 2020