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Court Administrator

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Court Administrator manages operations and administrative work for a local, state or federal court. Coordinates scheduling for court cases and manages record keeping. Works with judges and directs the work of administrative staff.

Job Outlook

There were 16 Court Administrator job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 667 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Public Administrator industry, which includes the Court Administrator career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Court Administrator jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $143,353.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $143,353.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Court Administrator postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $127,137.

Education and Experience

Posted Court Administrator jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree9.75%
Bachelor's Degree63.72%
Master's Degree23.84%
Doctoral Degree6.15%
Other13.64%

Posted Court Administrator jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years38.66%
3 to 5 years50.97%
6 to 8 years9.07%
9+ years1.3%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Court Administrator positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication (51.57%)
  • Planning (37.03%)
  • Management (33.28%)
  • Leadership (30.88%)
  • Coordinating (29.39%)
  • Operations (29.09%)
  • Writing (28.94%)
  • Research (27.59%)
  • Problem Solving (19.34%)
  • Presentations (17.54%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Legal Hearings (9.98%)
  • Social Work (24.06%)
  • Restorative Justice (50.41%)
  • Case Management (22.09%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Office Equipment (11.13%)
  • Administrative Support (6.87%)
  • De-escalation Techniques (7.53%)
  • Court Systems (14.89%)
  • Conflict Resolution (8.35%)
  • Mental Health (9.49%)
  • Data Collection (11.46%)
  • Curriculum Development (7.2%)
  • Crisis Intervention (4.75%)
  • Mediation (16.37%)
  • Human Services (14.57%)
  • Data Analysis (14.24%)
  • Public Administration (19.48%)
  • Sociology (7.86%)
  • Trauma Care (18.99%)
  • Criminal Justice (7.04%)
  • Project Management (6.55%)
  • Social Justice (7.53%)
  • Probation (7.2%)
  • Social Sciences (5.73%)
  • Psychology (11.29%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed.

  • Restorative Justice (100%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Court Administrator skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Restorative Justice Coordinator
  • Deputy Court Administrator
  • Criminal Justice Coordinator
  • Court Liaison
  • Program Manager
  • District Court Administrator
  • Court Coordinator
  • Trial Court Administrator
  • Court Operations Manager

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Court Administrator jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Chicago Public Schools (26)
  • Center For Justice Innovation (22)
  • Center For Court Innovation (22)
  • Oakland Unified School District (19)
  • Northeastern University (12)
  • Cora Services (10)
  • Suffolk University (10)
  • Minnesota Judicial Branch (10)
  • World YWCA (8)
  • Volunteers Of America Mid-States (8)

North Carolina

  • State of North Carolina (6)
  • District Court (3)
  • Alliance Healthcare (1)
  • Orange County Government (1)
  • Edgecombe County Public Schools (1)
  • Criminal Justice Alternatives (1)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!