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Court Administrator Salary

Court Administrators in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with nearly two in three bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $55K annually on average but can range from $31K to $91K per year. Work is enjoyable for Court Administrators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$34,962 - $94,736
(Median)
$35K
$55K
$95K
MEDIAN: $54,745
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$11.07 - $30.34
(Median)
$11
$16
$30
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$34,962 - $94,736  
   
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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$30,902 - $90,705  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 94
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.
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$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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$30,902 - $90,705  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 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 earns $41K. It's worth noting that someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a smaller median salary of $41K. For Court Administrators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $51K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $63K.

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 22%

National Average
$51,000

Experienced
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 20%

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
41%
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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