$35,926
Avg. Salary
$15.26
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Court Clerk is $15.26 per hour.

The average pay for a Court Clerk is $35,926 per year.

10%
$11.48
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$15.26
50%
$22.10
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MEDIAN $15.26
10%
$26k
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$36k
50%
$63k
90%
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MEDIAN $35,926
$25,842 - $62,513
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MEDIAN: $35,926
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$11.48 - $22.10
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$0$62K
Salary $25,842 - $62,513
Bonus $74.66 - $6,183
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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$24,588 - $51,490
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 286
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $11.48 - $22.10
Overtime $11.07 - $37.59
Annual Data $0$51K
Bonus $74.66 - $6,183
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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$24,588 - $51,490
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 391

Job Description for Court Clerk

A court clerk is an employee in the public sector, typically working for city or county governments. The clerk assists in setting up the court for judges and is typically present within the court during hearings and procedures. The clerk also performs record-keeping and data-entry duties for the court and jurisdiction he or she works for. The clerk typically also interfaces with the public during non-courtroom times, helping assist with the filing of paperwork and similar procedures.

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Court Clerk Tasks
  • Organize and archive all court documentation, employee records, and legal documents.
  • Review case files and provide information to judges, attorneys, and citizens.
  • Supervise trial activities and jury management, including training and evaluating other clerks.
  • Prepare court docket and schedule hearings, and notify the appropriate parties.

Court Clerk Pay By Employer

$0$62K

$62,199

Common Career Paths for Court Clerk


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Court Clerks who transition into a Legal Secretary role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $43K per year. Going from Court Clerk to Administrative Assistant is the transition that occurs most often in this field, and the average paycheck for Administrative Assistants is $31K. Many others choose to work as Paralegals, where pay is typically $42K.

Court Clerk Job Listings

Popular Skills for Court Clerk


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Fortunate workers who know Legal Document Review can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 27 percent above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Typing. Those familiar with Customer Service also tend to know Filing Court Documents.

Pay by Experience Level for Court Clerk

Pay by Experience for a Court Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Court Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 182 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Court Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 112 salaries. An experienced Court Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 110 salaries. A Court Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 37 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

1%

National Average: $33,350

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Court Clerks in San Jose, Sacramento, and Los Angeles — all located in California — not only make more than the national average for those in this profession but represent the highest-paid cities in the country for Court Clerks. With compensation 8 percent below the national average, Atlanta is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. El Paso and Phoenix are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 7 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively.

Court Clerk Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Court Clerk?

Court Clerk in Watersmeet:
"A Great Place to Live."
Pros: Close to home
Cons: Too remote from other towns

Court Clerk in Staten Island:
"Be thankful for what you have."
Be thankful for the opportunity to work, wherever it is and in whatever you do. Don't take it lightly if you're healthy and able to work. Make yourself indispensable.

Court Clerk in Washington:
"The job requires management skills."
Keep notes on the transferable skills you have.

Court Clerk in Owensboro:
"Responsible for the daily operations of the city."
Pros: Flexibility.
Cons: I feel myself, our mayor, and our council is not as educated on our job duties and responsibilities as we should be. I'm afraid that we will unknowingly make mistakes that will cause us to be in legal trouble or make bad decisions for our community.

Court Clerk in Angleton:
"Anything."
Go to New Clerks Boot camp as soon as possible.

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Key Stats for Court Clerk

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 122 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Court Clerk Salaries

▲38%

▲16%

National Average
$33,000

▼2%

▼11%

Skills That Affect Court Clerk Salaries

Legal Document Review
▲26%

Bilingual
▲1%

National Average
$33,000



▼3%

Typing
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 122 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 14%