Judicial Assistant Salary
Judicial Assistants in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — more than half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $29K to $67K per year, median earnings come to $43K annually. The vast majority (82 percent) of Judicial Assistants who took the survey are female. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
|Salary||$29,328 - $73,083|
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|$29,172 - $66,640|
|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.
Pay by Experience Level for Judicial Assistant
Pay by Experience for a Judicial Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Judicial Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 20 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Judicial Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Judicial Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 24 salaries. A Judicial Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 13 salaries.
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