Court Clerk Salary

Average Court Clerks in the United States make around $14.95 per hour. While career length and the particular employer impact pay for this group, residence is the most influential factor. The vast majority of Court Clerks (85 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Court Clerks is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$25,466 - $59,290
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MEDIAN: $35,399
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$11.28 - $21.99
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MEDIAN: $14.95
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Salary
$25,466 - $59,290  
   
Bonus
$880  
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$24,252 - $51,770  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 159
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Hourly Rate
$11.28 - $21.99  
   
Overtime
$14.19 - $38.26  
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$880  
   
Total Pay (?
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$24,252 - $51,770  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 209

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Court Clerk


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Court Clerks who go on to become Legal Secretaries may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Legal Secretaries is $43K annually. Going from Court Clerk to Administrative Assistant is the transition that occurs most often in this field, and the average paycheck for Administrative Assistants is $31K. Many others choose to work as Paralegals, where pay is typically $42K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Court Clerk


The consistently lowest paying firm is Superior Court of California, where the median salary is just $55K. There isn't much variation there, either; the pay scale ranges only from $31K to $63K.

Popular Skills for Court Clerk


Court Clerks generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Fortunate workers who know Legal Document Review can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 28 percent above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Typing. Those proficient in Customer Service are, more often than not, also skilled in Filing Court Documents.

Pay by Experience Level for Court Clerk

Pay by Experience for a Court Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Court Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 182 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Court Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 112 salaries. An experienced Court Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 110 salaries. A Court Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 37 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $32,743

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Court Clerks can earn above-average salaries when they head west to California. Specifically, San Jose, Sacramento, and Los Angeles represent the three top-paying cities for Court Clerks in the United States. Atlanta is the lowest-paying area, 7 percent south of the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are El Paso (6 percent less) and Phoenix (4 percent less).

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Key Stats for Court Clerk

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 62 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Court Clerk Salaries

▲41%

▲18%

▼0%

National Average
$33,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Court Clerk Salaries

Legal Document Review
▲28%

Bilingual
▲3%

National Average
$33,000


▼1%


Typing
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 15%