A Court Clerk earns an average wage of $15.15 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. A skill in Legal Document Review is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$25,353 - $59,721
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MEDIAN: $35,274
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$10.96 - $21.99
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$11
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$25,353 - $59,721  
   
Bonus
$880  
Total Pay (?
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$23,896 - $52,695  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 174
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.96 - $21.99  
   
Overtime
$14.79 - $37.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$880  
   
Total Pay (?
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$23,896 - $52,695  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

  • 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




National Average
$33,000


Skills That Affect Court Clerk Salaries

Legal Document Review
up arrow 18%

Bilingual
up arrow 2%

National Average
$33,000

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Filing Court Documents
up arrow 2%

Data Entry
up arrow 3%

Typing
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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