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Court Administrator Salary

With slightly less than two-thirds of Court Administrators in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $31K to $91K per year and averages out to $54K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. For the most part, Court Administrators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$34,863 - $95,190
(Median)
$35K
$54K
$95K
MEDIAN: $54,167
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90%

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$11.07 - $30.34
(Median)
$11
$16
$30
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$34,863 - $95,190  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,091  
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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$30,823 - $90,929  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 92
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.07 - $30.34  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,091  
   
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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$30,823 - $90,929  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22

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Job Description for Court Administrator

  • Serve as a contact point for the different government and civic organizations involved with the court.
  • Prepare and implement court budget and track court expenses and revenues.
  • Oversee non-judicial operations of the court, organize court processes, and manage the use of facilities.
  • Supervise all non-judicial personnel, making hiring decisions and providing training.

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Pay by Experience Level for Court Administrator

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


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $41K. It's worth noting that people with five to 10 years of experience report bringing in less at around $41K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Court Administrators make a median salary of $50K. Court Administrators who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $62K.

Court Administrator Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Court Administrator in Denton:
"Legal Education And Understanding The Political Implications."
Anyone pursuing a career as a Court Administrator must possess character and learn about the politics of working for a government agency. An ability to determine what is and should be kept confidential is imperative. An ability to be loyal and have your own sense of priority despite all else is also necessary. An individual must also remember no matter how much influence you have; you work at the mercy of the court.

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Experience Affects Court Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

National Average
$51,000

Experienced
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 11%
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