Judicial Assistants in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and approximately half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $41K annually, but may range from $29K to $61K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Judicial Assistants making up 77 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$29,491 - $70,641
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$29K
$41K
$71K
MEDIAN: $40,889
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$13.32 - $25.03
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$13
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$29,491 - $70,641  
   
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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$29,064 - $60,954  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 53
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$13.32 - $25.03  
   
Overtime
$21.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
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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$29,064 - $60,954  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $38K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $33K. Judicial Assistants who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $45K. Judicial Assistants who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $47K on average.

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Experience Affects Judicial Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

National Average
$39,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Judicial Assistant Salaries

Filing Court Documents
up arrow 35%

Legal Document Review
up arrow 11%

National Average
$39,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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