Court Clerk Salary

Most Court Clerks in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $14.80 per hour. Pay ranges from $10.50 per hour on the low end to $21.18 on the high end. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. For the most part, Court Clerks enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$23,105 - $57,237
(Median)
$23K
$35K
$57K
MEDIAN: $34,830
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$10.50 - $21.18
(Median)
$11
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$23,105 - $57,237  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,021  
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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$22,703 - $50,250  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 227
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.50 - $21.18  
   
Overtime
$14.45 - $35.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,021  
   
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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$22,703 - $50,250  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 250
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Job Description for Court Clerk

A court clerk is an employee in the public sector, typically working for city or county governments. The clerk assists in setting up the court for judges and is typically present within the court during hearings and procedures. The clerk also performs record-keeping and data-entry duties for the court and jurisdiction he or she works for. The clerk typically also interfaces with the public during non-courtroom times, helping assist with the filing of paperwork and similar procedures.

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Court Clerk Tasks

  • Supervise trial activities and jury management, including training and evaluating other clerks.
  • Prepare court docket and schedule hearings, and notify the appropriate parties.
  • Organize and archive all court documentation, employee records, and legal documents.
  • Review case files and provide information to judges, attorneys, and citizens.

Common Career Paths for Court Clerk


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Court Clerks who transition into a Legal Secretary role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $42K per year. Court Clerks most frequently become Administrative Assistants and Court, Municipal or License Clerks even though median compensation is $1K lower and $2K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Court Clerk


Court Clerks report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Legal Document Review, Bilingual, Filing Court Documents, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 13 percent. Most people experienced in Customer Service also know Filing Court Documents.

Pay by Experience Level for Court Clerk

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $29K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $33K on average. Court Clerks with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $35K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $44K on average.

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Experience Affects Court Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Court Clerk Salaries

Legal Document Review
up arrow 13%

Filing Court Documents
up arrow 4%

Bilingual
up arrow 4%

National Average
$32,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Data Entry
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 12%
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