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Life As a Bailiff

Bailiff Example Maintain order in courts of law.

Bailiff Responsibilities

  • Maintain court docket.
  • Escort prisoners to and from courthouse and maintain custody of prisoners during court proceedings.
  • Announce entrance of judge.
  • Enforce courtroom rules of behavior and warn persons not to smoke or disturb court procedure.
  • Provide jury escort to restaurant and other areas outside of courtroom to prevent jury contact with public.
  • Maintain order in courtroom during trial and guard jury from outside contact.

Skills Needed to be a Bailiff

These are the skills Bailiffs say are the most useful in their careers:

Social Perceptiveness: Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Monitoring: Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Judgment and Decision Making: Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Types of Bailiff Jobs

  • Courtroom Deputy
  • District Court Bailiff
  • Court Deputy
  • Bailiff
  • Court Security Officer

Are There Job Opportunities for Bailiffs?

There were about 18,600 jobs for Bailiff in 2016 (in the United States). There is little to no growth in job opportunities for Bailiff. Due to new job openings and attrition, there will be an average of 1,400 job openings in this field each year.

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The states with the most job growth for Bailiff are Iowa, Colorado, and Washington. Watch out if you plan on working in New Jersey, Maine, or Mississippi. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Do Bailiffs Make A Lot Of Money?

Bailiffs make between $24,620 and $78,290 a year.

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Bailiffs who work in New York, Illinois, or California, make the highest salaries.

How much do Bailiffs make in different U.S. states?

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $32,460
Arizona $34,500
Arkansas $34,190
California $64,010
Colorado $57,900
Delaware $32,160
Florida $47,450
Georgia $57,050
Idaho $38,530
Illinois $57,220
Indiana $37,440
Kansas $41,470
Kentucky $25,170
Louisiana $39,930
Maine $37,040
Maryland $41,750
Michigan $43,720
Minnesota $46,890
Mississippi $30,920
Missouri $34,460
Nebraska $56,390
Nevada $56,250
New Hampshire $33,000
New Jersey $52,490
New York $66,990
North Carolina $35,580
North Dakota $30,350
Ohio $48,120
Oklahoma $34,380
Oregon $49,530
Pennsylvania $32,830
South Carolina $30,850
Tennessee $40,910
Texas $50,220
Utah $50,550
Vermont $40,940
Virginia $43,430
Washington $56,170
West Virginia $28,880
Wisconsin $31,320

What Tools do Bailiffs Use?

Although they’re not necessarily needed for all jobs, the following technologies are used by many Bailiffs:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Web browser software
  • Microsoft Access
  • Email software
  • Word processing software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Corel WordPerfect
  • IBM Lotus Notes
  • National Crime Information Center NCIC database
  • Case management system software

Becoming a Bailiff

Education needed to be a Bailiff:

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How Long Does it Take to Become a Bailiff?

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Where Bailiffs Are Employed

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The table below shows some of the most common industries where those employed in this career field work.

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Are you already one of the many Bailiff in the United States? If you’re thinking about changing careers, these fields are worth exploring:

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