Deputy Clerks aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $30K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. For the most part, Deputy Clerks enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Female Deputy Clerks far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$23,476 - $47,923
(Median)
$23K
$30K
$48K
MEDIAN: $30,150
10%
50%
90%

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$10.42 - $19.23
(Median)
$10
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,476 - $47,923  
   
Bonus
$625  
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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$22,609 - $44,035  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 266
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.42 - $19.23  
   
Overtime
$19.41 - $37.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$625  
   
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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$22,609 - $44,035  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 221
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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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Deputy Clerks do not often transition into City Clerk roles. The role averages $37K per year. The most common next step for a Deputy Clerk is to become a Court Clerk or an Administrative Assistant. The former position pays an additional $2K per year on average, and the latter position pays $1K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Deputy Clerk


Deputy Clerks report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Taking Meeting Minutes, Payroll Administration, and Billing are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent, 22 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Accounting, Accounts Payable, and Typing. Those proficient in Customer Service are, more often than not, also skilled in Filing Court Documents and Billing.

Pay by Experience Level for Deputy Clerk

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $28K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $31K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $33K in this role. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $39K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Deputy Clerk Salaries




National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Deputy Clerk Salaries


Payroll Administration
up arrow 22%

up arrow 8%


Legal Document Review
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
0%

National Average
$30,000

Data Entry
up arrow 2%

Filing Court Documents
up arrow 3%

Typing
up arrow 4%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 7%

Accounting
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 68 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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