Court Clerk Salary

The average rate for a Court Clerk is $14.80 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. A skill in Legal Document Review is associated with high pay for this job.
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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 (?
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$22,703 - $50,250  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 227
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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.

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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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