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Court Clerk Salary

$40,617 (USD)

Average Salary

$20/hr

Average Hourly

$780

Average Bonus

Last updated: November 19, 2019

The average pay for a Court Clerk is $40,617 a year and $20 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Court Clerk is between $30,535 and $49,006. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Court Clerk. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Keeps records in a court of law and performs a variety of clerical and administrative duties in both a courtroom and office setting.
  • Prepares docket or calendar of cases to be called, using typewriter.
  • Examines legal documents submitted to court for adherence to law or court procedures, prepares case folders, and posts, files, or routes documents.
  • Explains procedures or forms to parties in case.
  • Secures information for judges, and contacts witnesses, attorneys, and litigants to obtain information for court, and instructs parties when to appear in court.
  • Notifies district attorney's office of cases prosecuted by district attorney.
  • Administers oath to witnesses.
  • Records minutes of court proceedings, using stenotype or other dictation machine, and transcribes testimony, using typewriter.
  • Records case disposition, court orders, and arrangement for payment of court fees.
  • Collects court fees or fines and records amounts collected.
Court Clerk Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Court, Municipal, and License Clerks

Job family population: 142,350

Estimated population of Court Clerk jobs: 44,526

Rate of error: 0.7%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$47,086
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Court Clerk Job Listings for United States

Court Clerk
Nov 15
Dane, United States
Wisconsin State Government
The Clerk of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time Court Clerk. The Clerk's Office accepts documents for filing with and is the repository for all ...
Court Clerk
Oct 9
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Great Lakes Behavioral Research Institute
We are seeking a Court Clerk who will be responsible for identifying the presiding judge's/hearing officer's decisions, writing error free court orders, entering accurate and relevant data into the ...
Justice Court Clerk
Nov 18
Missoula, United States
MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA
Justice Court Clerk - Performs a variety of complex clerical duties for the Missoula County Justice Courts to provide legal and administrative support; and to process and maintain court records
Legal Assistant/Court Clerk Liaison
Sep 13
Louisville, United States
Weber Olcese
The core focus of a successful Legal Assistant/Court Clerk Liaison is to create and maintain positive relationships with court personnel from all states in which the firm practices. In addition, you ...
Processing Clerk II
Oct 24
Sarasota, FL, USA
Clerk of the Circuit Court and County Comptroller
PURPOSE Performs a range of clerical duties for the Criminal Courts Division. This position is ... Additional duties may be assigned as it relates to the Mission of the Clerk of the Circuit Court ...

The average pay for a Court Clerk is $40,617 a year and $20 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Court Clerk is between $30,535 and $49,006. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Court Clerk. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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