Court Administrator Salary

With just below two-thirds 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 $56K annually and can range from $31K on the lower end to $91K per year near the higher end. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Court Administrators making up 78 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$34,913 - $94,961
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$35K
$56K
$95K
MEDIAN: $55,659
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$11.07 - $30.34
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$34,913 - $94,961  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,091  
Total Pay (?
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$30,863 - $90,884  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 93
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.07 - $30.34  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$30,863 - $90,884  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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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.


The average inexperienced worker earns $43K. 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 $52K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $66K.

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 26%

National Average
$52,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 10%
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