Deputy Clerk Salary

Deputy Clerks in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $31K per year for pay. Compensation ranges between $22K and $46K per year. Most Deputy Clerks report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$22,468 - $51,958
(Median)
$22K
$31K
$52K
MEDIAN: $30,907
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90%

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$10.20 - $18.94
(Median)
$10
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$22,468 - $51,958  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $491.94  
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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$21,798 - $45,746  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 283
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.20 - $18.94  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $37.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $491.94  
   
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).
)
$21,798 - $45,746  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 227
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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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Many Deputy Clerks move into a Court Clerk role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Court Clerks on average bring in a similar salary to Deputy Clerks. It is not uncommon for a Deputy Clerk to continue on to become an Administrative Assistant or a Court, Municipal or License Clerk.

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Popular Skills for Deputy Clerk


Deputy Clerks report using a diverse set of skills 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 55 percent, 25 percent, and 19 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Typing, Accounting, and Accounts Payable. Most people skilled in Customer Service are similarly competent in Data Entry.

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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $27K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $31K. On average, Deputy Clerks make $33K following one to two decades on the job. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $36K.

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Experience Affects Deputy Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%



National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Deputy Clerk Salaries

Taking Meeting Minutes
up arrow 55%

Records Management
up arrow 25%

Billing
up arrow 19%

Legal Document Review
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

National Average
$30,000

Filing Court Documents
up arrow 4%


Accounts Payable
up arrow 6%

Accounting
up arrow 7%

Typing
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 89 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 12%
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