Court Administrator Salary

The majority of Court Administrators in the United States — slightly less than two-thirds — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $32K to $91K per year, and the median is $57K annually. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Job satisfaction for Court Administrators is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$36,641 - $96,633
(Median)
$37K
$57K
$97K
MEDIAN: $56,705
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90%

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$11.15 - $29.90
(Median)
$11
$18
$30
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$36,641 - $96,633  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,091  
Profit Sharing
$22.50  
Total Pay (?
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$32,175 - $91,429  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 99
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.15 - $29.90  
   
Overtime
$10.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,091  
   
Profit Sharing
$22.50  
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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$32,175 - $91,429  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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Job Description for Court Administrator

To oversee the many operations of a courthouse, many of these organizations employ a court administrator. The court administrator is given administrative charge of the courthouse and is responsible for its budget, maintenance, and case management. In larger courts, such as those serving federal or state governments, the court may have several administrators, each charged with supervising certain operations and answering to a senior court administrator.

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Court Administrator Tasks

  • 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.


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $49K on average. It may be worth noting that those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a lower median salary of $45K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Court Administrators make a median salary of $53K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $73K.

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 38%

National Average
$53,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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