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Salary for Court Clerks

Also known as:  Circuit Court Clerk, City Clerk, Court Clerk, Courtroom Clerk, Deputy Court Clerk, Docket Clerk, Dog Licenser, License Clerk, Motor Vehicle License Clerk, Motor Vehicle Representative

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Court Clerks are professionals who manage and organize court records and documents. Although a college education may or may not be required in the position, it is necessary that office skills and some knowledge be attained before working in the position. Court Clerks will prepare court dockets and calendars, including probation orders, sentencing information and summons, as well as record case dispositions and court orders, make arrangements for court payments and fees and perform other administrative tasks. These tasks include answering telephones, maintaining the office and examining legal documents. Knowledge of the legal system is helpful.

A Court Clerk can get an average compensation of between 16000 to 24000 depending on the level of education. Court Clerks can expect wages of Twenty Seven Thousand Five Hundred dollars on a yearly basis.

Court Clerks can expect the most salary in New York, where they can earn wages of about $51160. People working these jobs can get the highest pay in Health Care and Social Assistance, which has pay of $36340.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone down since 2004. Salaries have decreased by an average of 9.80 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Court Clerks tend to make the most in the following industries
Public Administration $36,340
Health Care and Social Assistance $35,610
Transportation and Warehousing $29,690
Other Services (except Public Administration) $24,340
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $23,840
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $23,840
Other Services (except Public Administration) $24,340
Transportation and Warehousing $29,690
Health Care and Social Assistance $35,610
Public Administration $36,340