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.

$29,429 - $72,305
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$42K
$72K
MEDIAN: $42,425
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$13.73 - $26.75
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MEDIAN: $17.50
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$29,429 - $72,305  
   
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$29,278 - $69,019  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 51
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$13.73 - $26.75  
   
Overtime
$21.75  
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$0$24K$48K$72K
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$29,278 - $69,019  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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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.

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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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Key Stats for Judicial Assistant

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
029
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Judicial Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Judicial Assistant Salaries

Filing Court Documents
up arrow 31%

Legal Document Review
up arrow 7%

National Average
$41,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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