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Deputy Clerk Salary

Most Deputy Clerks in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $31K per year. The bottom of the pay range sits near $22K, and the top verges on $46K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. The majority of Deputy Clerks claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$22,521 - $52,534
(Median)
$23K
$31K
$53K
MEDIAN: $30,641
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$10.10 - $19.05
(Median)
$10
$13
$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$22,521 - $52,534  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $512  
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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$21,653 - $46,150  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 269
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.10 - $19.05  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $37.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $512  
   
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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$21,653 - $46,150  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 217

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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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For Deputy Clerks, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Deputy Clerks earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Court Clerk. Going from Deputy Clerk to Administrative Assistant is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $31K. Many others choose to work as General Office Clerks, where pay is typically $25K.

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Popular Skills for Deputy Clerk


Deputy Clerks generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, facility with Taking Meeting Minutes, Records Management, and Billing are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 58 percent, 26 percent, and 17 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Accounting, Data Entry, and Accounts Payable. The majority of those who know Customer Service also know 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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $27K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $31K. Deputy Clerks bring in $32K after working for 10 to 20 years. As Deputy Clerks reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $36K.

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Experience Affects Deputy Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%



National Average
$29,000


Skills That Affect Deputy Clerk Salaries

Taking Meeting Minutes
up arrow 58%

Records Management
up arrow 26%

Billing
up arrow 17%

Legal Document Review
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

National Average
$29,000

Filing Court Documents
up arrow 3%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 5%


Accounting
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 11%