Judicial Assistant Salary
Median pay for Judicial Assistants in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $42K annually. Female Judicial Assistants make up most of the survey respondents at 75 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Judicial Assistants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
|Salary||$29,429 - $72,305|
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|$29,278 - $69,019|
|Hourly Rate||$13.73 - $26.75|
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Job Description for Judicial Assistant
Judicial assistants fill an administrative role in helping a judge, or group of judges, in local or state courts, and they are tasked with duties that do not typically require formal legal training, but are still of great importance to the efficient management of court activities within a jurisdiction.Read More...
These assistants are responsible for maintaining and regularly updating the schedules of the judges for whom they work, which typically involves not only keeping judges aware of assigned courtroom duties and dockets, but also serving as a first point of contact for lawyers. They typically work with prosecutors, defense lawyers, and attorneys in civil cases to ensure that any needed postponements or delays are acceptable to the court and mutually -congruent times are set for all parties involved.
Judicial assistants also handle a variety of documents, reports, files, and briefs for judges and legal representatives with pending cases in court, which may involve making photocopies, handling faxes and emails, and properly filing these documents as required. They may also be responsible for ensuring that required documentation is properly formatted according to requirements and distributed in a timely manner.
Aspiring judicial assistants should have some education and/or experience in administrative assistance, and some judges may prefer applicants with trade school or community college education which includes training for legal assistance. Courts typically search for employees with prior administrative or secretarial experience in a law firm, and most judicial assistants work 40-50 hours per week in a courtroom or legal office environment.
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Pay by Experience Level for Judicial Assistant
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Judicial Assistants with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $33K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $39K. Judicial Assistants claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $45K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $49K.
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