A court runner is someone hired to transport legal documents to and from attorneys, courtrooms and local businesses. The runner is responsible for picking up documents and ensuring they are safely delivered in a timely manner. Although the primary duty is delivering documents, a court runner might also handle administrative duties such as filing paperwork, distributing mail and making copies. The salary a court runner earns varies depending on his employer and location.
According to the Indeed job site, the average salary of a court runner is $20,000 as of July 2014. Regional salaries can vary greatly. The average salary for a court runner in Nebraska is $14,000. A court runner in New York earns an average of $24,000 a year, while in Hawaii, a court runner can only expect to make about $12,000 a year. A California court runner earns an average annual salary of $21,000.
A legal courier is similar to a court runner. However, couriers are employed by a courier service instead of attorneys. Some of the services offered by couriers include picking up and delivering legal documents, messages, letters and packages. The average salary of a courier is $30,000 a year as of July 2014, according to Indeed.
- Tornabene & Associates: Employment
- Indeed: Court Runner Salary
- Indeed: Court Runner Salary in Nebraska
- Indeed: Court Runner Salary in New York
- Indeed: Court Runner Salary in Hawaii
- Indeed: Court Runner Salary in California
- Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Employment and Wages - Couriers and Messengers
- Indeed: Courier Salary
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