Deputy Clerk Salary

Deputy Clerks in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $31K per year. Lower pay rates hover around $22K, and the higher rates verge on $45K per year. The majority of Deputy Clerks claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$22,743 - $50,692
(Median)
$23K
$31K
$51K
MEDIAN: $30,649
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$10.20 - $18.56
(Median)
$10
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$22,743 - $50,692  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $329.66  
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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$21,902 - $45,294  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 341
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.20 - $18.56  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $37.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $329.66  
   
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).
)
$21,902 - $45,294  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 265
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Job Description for Deputy Clerk

Deputy clerks provide general support where needed to other clerks and/or judges in the county court system. They must be proficient in operating office equipment and computers including the ability to type at least 40 words per minute (or another amount specified by their employer) and use basic programs such as the Microsoft Office suite. Deputy clerks complete and report on the variety of tasks assigned to them by supervisors; as such, strong listening skills and the ability to prioritize tasks and complete them within deadline are required. Deputy clerks must possess good written and verbal communication skills, and they are expected to relay written and verbal messages to supervisors and the general public, as well as answer phones and respond to mail and email politely and effectively.

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Deputy Clerk Tasks

  • Make bond principal & interest payments.
  • Assist in preparation of the annual budget/amendments.
  • Prepare State Financial Reports.
  • Prepare monthly Financial Reports.
  • Prepare audit worksheets.

Common Career Paths for Deputy Clerk


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At the upper end, Deputy Clerks who move into a City Clerk role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for City Clerks is a much higher $36K per year. Typical career progression for a Deputy Clerk involves becoming a Court Clerk or an Administrative Assistant, roles that pay $2K more and $2K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Deputy Clerk


Deputy Clerks report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Taking Meeting Minutes, Records Management, and Billing are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 37 percent, 32 percent, and 12 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Typing, Accounting, and Accounts Payable. Those proficient in Customer Service are, more often than not, also skilled in Data Entry.

Pay by Experience Level for Deputy Clerk

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


For Deputy Clerks, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $28K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $31K. Deputy Clerks with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $33K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Deputy Clerk generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $36K.

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Experience Affects Deputy Clerk Salaries




National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Deputy Clerk Salaries

Taking Meeting Minutes
up arrow 37%

Records Management
up arrow 32%

Billing
up arrow 12%

Legal Document Review
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
0%

National Average
$30,000

Data Entry
up arrow 2%

Filing Court Documents
up arrow 3%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 6%

Accounting
up arrow 8%

Typing
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 97 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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