Salary for Bailiffs

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Also known as:  Bailiff, City Bailiff, County Bailiff, Court Bailiff, Court Officer, Court Security Officer, Deputy Bailiff helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Bailiffs are charged with acting as the first line of security in a court of law. This position includes escorting judges and court employees, patrolling court premises when needed, screening individuals who enter a courtroom, handle evidence to be used during proceedings and escorting prisoners to and from the premises. Additionally, bailiffs formally announce a judge upon entering the courtroom to commence proceedings. These professionals are extremely perceptive to changes in moods, behaviors and potential threats in formal situations. They maintain a superior physical condition in order to control individuals under the necessary circumstances. A high school diploma is required for employment in this position.

A Bailif will normally get a pay level of $25,680 - $81,360 based on experience and domain knowledge. can get wages of fifty-one thousand seven hundred and thirty dollars yearly.

can get the best compensation in California, where they can get average job salaries of near $72,710. People in this category of job are paid at the highest average level in Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services, where they can get pay levels, on average, of $69,710.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 47.50 percent nationwide in that time.


Bailiffs tend to make the most in the following industries:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Public Administration

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Public Administration
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services