Court Clerk Salary (United States)

A Court Clerk earns an average wage of $14.41 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Court Clerk Total Pay (?
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$22,326 - $52,835
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $33,102
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Court Clerk Total Pay (?
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$10.09 - $21.09
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$22,326 - $52,835  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,034  
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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$21,595 - $50,032  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 399
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.09 - $21.09  
   
Overtime
$15.16 - $36.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,034  
   
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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$21,595 - $50,032  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 399
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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Court Clerk

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

Pay Difference By Location

National Average
$31,000
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Experience Affects Court Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%
Experienced
up arrow 9%
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$31,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Court Clerk Salaries

Filing Court Documents
up arrow 9%
Customer Service
up arrow 1%
National Average
$31,000
Data Entry
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
90%
female alumni
 
Male
10%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
26%
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: 10%
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