Table 5.5

Selected Data on Court Administrative Offices

FIPS State or other
Title Established Appointed
by (a)
01AlabamaAdministrative Director of Courts1971CJ163,548
02AlaskaAdministrative Director1959CJ (b)203,176
04ArizonaAdministrative Director of Courts1960SC225,000
05ArkansasDirector, Administrative Office of the Courts1965CJ (c)157,100
06CaliforniaAdministrative Director of the Courts1960JC372,468
08ColoradoState Court Administrator1959SC196,116
09ConnecticutChief Court Administrator (d)1965CJ217,854
10DelawareDirector, Administrative Office of the Courts1971CJ140,112
12FloridaState Courts Administrator1972SC166,500
13GeorgiaDirector, Administrative Office of the Courts1973JC162,557
15HawaiiAdministrative Director of the Courts1959CJ (b)162,552
16IdahoAdministrative Director of the Courts1967SC161,451
17IllinoisAdministrative Director of the Courts1959SC250,996
18IndianaExecutive Director, Division of State Court Administration1975CJ159,950
19IowaCourt Administrator1971SC141,544
20KansasJudicial Administrator1965CJ148,912
21KentuckyAdministrative Director of the Courts1976CJ141,401
22LouisianaJudicial Administrator1954SC174,597
23MaineCourt Administrator1975CJ152,152
24MarylandState Court Administrator1955CJ214,661
25MassachusettsChief Justice for Administration & Management1978SC195,628
26MichiganState Court Administrator1952SC195,604
27MinnesotaState Court Administrator1963SC200,010
28MississippiCourt Administrator1974SC114,000
29MissouriState Courts Administrator1970SC144,098
30MontanaState Court Administrator1975SC114,213
31NebraskaState Court Administrator1972CJ187,108
32NevadaDirector, Office of Court Administration1971SC139,346
33New HampshireDirector of the Administrative Office of the Court1980SC144,222
34New JerseyAdministrative Director of the Courts1948CJ207,176
35New MexicoDirector, Administrative Office of the Courts1959SC180,740
36New YorkChief Administrator of the Courts1978CJ227,800
37North CarolinaDirector, Administrative Office of the Courts1965CJ165,153
38North DakotaCourt Administrator1971CJ155,211
39OhioAdministrative Director of the Courts1955SC173,784
40OklahomaAdministrative Director of the Courts1967SC164,339
41OregonCourt Administrator1971SC215,748
42PennsylvaniaCourt Administrator1968SC214,261
44Rhode IslandState Court Administrator1969CJ185,057
45South CarolinaDirector of Court Administration1973CJ147,089
46South DakotaState Court Administrator1974SC150,685
48TexasAdministrative Director of the Courts1977SC211,500
49UtahCourt Administrator1973SC185,200
50VermontCourt Administrator1967SC184,771
51VirginiaExecutive Secretary to the Supreme Court1952SC209,000
53WashingtonAdministrator for the Courts1957SC211,663
54West VirginiaAdministrative Director of the Supreme Court of Appeals1975SC129,920
55WisconsinDirector of State Courts1978SC156,388
56WyomingCourt Coordinator1974SC130,000
11Dist. of ColumbiaExecutive Officer, Courts of D.C.1971(d)223,400
60American SamoaAdministrator/ComptrollerN.AN.A.N.A.
66GuamAdministrative Director of Superior CourtN.A.CJ130,328
69No. Mariana IslandsDirector of CourtsN.A.N.A.N.A.
72Puerto RicoAdministrative Director of the Courts1952CJ114,000
78U.S. Virgin IslandsCourt/Administrative ClerkN.A.N.A.140,586


National Center for State Courts, July 1, 2022.


Compensation shown is rounded to the nearest thousand, and is reported according to most recent legislation, even though laws may not yet have taken effect. Other information from State Court Administrator web sites.


SC — State court of last resort.
CJ — Chief justice or chief judge of court of last resort.
JC — Judicial council.
N.A. — Not available.


(a) Term of office for all court administrators is at pleasure of appointing authority.
(b) With approval of Supreme Court.
(c) With approval of Judicial Council.
(d) Joint Committee on Judicial Administration.