Court Administrator Salary

Court Administrators in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with close to three-fifths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $55K annually on average but can range from $35K to $87K per year. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Court Administrators making up 76 percent. Court Administrators largely appreciate their work and find this position highly satisfactory. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$37,029 - $91,232
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$55K
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MEDIAN: $55,089
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$14.79 - $30.77
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$37,029 - $91,232  
   
Bonus
$500  
Total Pay (?
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$34,994 - $86,773  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 67
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Hourly Rate
$14.79 - $30.77  
   
Overtime
$36.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$500  
   
Total Pay (?
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$34,994 - $86,773  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Court Administrator

Pay by Experience for a Court Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Court Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 25 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Court Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Court Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 36 salaries. A Court Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 17 salaries.

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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
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Court Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
▲32%

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
▼8%

Mid-Career
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 7%
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