Court Administrator Salary

With close to three-fifths of Court Administrators in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Court Administrators is $54K per year and can range from $36K on the lower end to $83K per year near the higher end. Most workers in this position report very high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority (81 percent) of Court Administrators who took the survey are female. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,840 - $84,821
$38K
$54K
$85K
MEDIAN: $54,089
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$14.79 - $30.77
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$22
$31
MEDIAN: $21.63
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$37,840 - $84,821  
   
Bonus
$750  
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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$35,738 - $82,736  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 63
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.79 - $30.77  
   
Overtime
$36.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$750  
   
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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$35,738 - $82,736  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17

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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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $49K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $49K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $55K in this role. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $70K.

Court Administrator Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Court Administrator?

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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Key Stats for Court Administrator

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Court Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
▲33%

Experienced
▲6%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
▼7%

Mid-Career
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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