Court Administrators in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and roughly three-fifths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $55K annually, but may range from $34K to $82K per year. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Court Administrators. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Female Court Administrators far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$37,340 - $83,683
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$37K
$55K
$84K
MEDIAN: $54,658
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$14.12 - $30.77
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$37,340 - $83,683  
   
Bonus
$600  
Total Pay (?
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$34,197 - $82,144  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 69
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.12 - $30.77  
   
Overtime
$19.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$600  
   
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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$34,197 - $82,144  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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.


For Court Administrators, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $49K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $50K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $55K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $69K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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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 30%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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