2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
Court Clerks perform clerical duties in court of law; prepare docket of cases to be called; secure information for judges; and contact witnesses, attorneys, and litigants to obtain information for court.
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- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
Entry-level Court Clerks with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $27,240 to $33,420 per year or $13 to $16 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.
We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Court Clerks to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.
|Highest (Top 10%)||$30||$62,970|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$24||$50,750|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$20||$40,930|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$16||$33,420|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$13||$27,240|
Highest paying states
Another simple way to increase your salary as a Court Clerk is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like NY doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at NY might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.
According to BLS, the highest paid Court Clerks are in the states of NY, WA, CT, AK and RI.
Highest paying industries
|Salary by industry||Annual||Hourly|
|Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers||$43120||$20.73|
|Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services||$39590||$19.03|
|Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools||$37640||$18.10|
|Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations||$35030||$16.84|
|Other Support Services||$30620||$14.72|
|Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers||$||$*|