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Court Clerk Salary

The larger portion of Court Clerks in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $14.56 per hour. Pay ranges from $10.22 per hour on the low end to $21.46 on the high end. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Court Clerks report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$22,654 - $58,197
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MEDIAN: $33,451
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$10.22 - $21.46
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$22,654 - $58,197  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,163  
Total Pay (?
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$22,174 - $50,477  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 190
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.22 - $21.46  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $38.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,163  
   
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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$22,174 - $50,477  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 214
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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 may experience if they take an upper-level role like Legal Secretary. The position pays an average $42K annually. Becoming an Administrative Assistant or a Court, Municipal or License Clerk is a common transition from a Court Clerk role.

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Professional skills reported by Court Clerks are few in number. Those who have experience with Filing Court Documents, Customer Service, and Data Entry can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Customer Service and Data Entry are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Court Clerk

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


Court Clerks generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $28K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $32K. Court Clerks who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $34K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $45K.

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Experience Affects Court Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 43%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Court Clerk Salaries

Filing Court Documents
up arrow 7%

Customer Service
0%

National Average
$32,000

Data Entry
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 11%