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Court Administrator Salary

Court Administrators in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and slightly less than two-thirds have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $53K per year, but may range from $31K to $93K per year. Most Court Administrators like their work and job satisfaction is high. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
$34,962 - $97,265
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MEDIAN: $52,676
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$11.05 - $30.58
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$34,962 - $97,265  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,500  
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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$31,175 - $92,623  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 84
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.05 - $30.58  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,500  
   
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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$31,175 - $92,623  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $39K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $41K. Court Administrators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $50K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $60K.

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%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$50,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 10%