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Deputy Clerk Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Deputy Clerks in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $31K per year. Pay generally varies between $21K and $48K per year. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately one-half. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
$22,086 - $54,128
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MEDIAN: $31,200
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$10.07 - $18.66
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$22,086 - $54,128  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $596  
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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$21,421 - $47,613  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 246
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $18.66  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $37.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $596  
   
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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$21,421 - $47,613  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 192
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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' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Court Clerk. Median pay for Court Clerks is $31K. A Deputy Clerk often moves on to become an General Office Clerk or a Court, Municipal or License Clerk.

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Popular Skills for Deputy Clerk


Deputy Clerks seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Taking Meeting Minutes, Billing, and Legal Document Review are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 57 percent, 18 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Deputy Clerks — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $27K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $31K. On average, Deputy Clerks make $32K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $36K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Deputy Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%



National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Deputy Clerk Salaries

Taking Meeting Minutes
up arrow 57%

Billing
up arrow 18%

Legal Document Review
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

National Average
$30,000

Filing Court Documents
up arrow 3%

Data Entry
up arrow 3%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 5%

Accounting
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 11%