A Bailiff earns an average salary of $40,428 per year.

$27,793 - $63,548
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$28K
$40K
$64K
MEDIAN: $40,427
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$13.21 - $26.00
(Median)
$13
$16
$26
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$27,793 - $63,548  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,859 - $62,198  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 27
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$13.21 - $26.00  
   
Overtime
$29.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Total Pay (?
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$27,859 - $62,198  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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Job Description for Bailiff

A bailiff works in a court and maintains order in a courtroom. When the judge enters the courtroom, the bailiff must announce the judge’s arrival. The bailiff should make sure that the courtroom is clean and that the temperature is appropriate.

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Bailiff Tasks

  • Maintain order during trials, enforcing rules, making arrests, and taking emergency action.
  • Patrol interior and exterior of courthouse, monitor individuals entering and exiting courtroom, and inspect packages.
  • Call court to order and announce judge’s entrance.
  • Escort judges, defendants, witnesses, and jury to assigned areas within courtroom.
  • Guard sequestered juries, preventing outside contact.

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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Bailiff Reviews

What is it like working as a Bailiff?

Bailiff in Corpus Christi:
"Courtroom Security."
Pros: The most attractive thing about my job is the 8 to 5 schedule. I get to be home with my family at night and weekends. I also enjoy Holiday schedules. It is much different from the shift work I am used to.
Cons: My pay. I wish I could be compensated for my training and experience.

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Experience Affects Bailiff Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Entry-Level
0%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$36,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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