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Clerk's office moves forward with second starting wage increase

Starting salaries moved to $15.25 an hour for full and part time employees

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Orange County Clerk of Courts Tiffany Moore Russell is pleased to announce that starting salaries at her office moved to $15.25 an hour for full and part time employees on November 29, 2021.  

The planned salary increase is part of two phases that began last year. Taking a strategic, business approach in an increasingly tight job market, the Clerk’s Office first increased its minimum hourly wage to $14 for entry level deputy clerks on January 1, 2020.

“The pandemic and statewide budget cuts forced us to delay the second phase salary hike, so I wanted to make sure we gave a little more incentive to potential new employees by surpassing the $15 dollar an hour wage,” said Clerk Russell. 

“We’re able to offer this hourly wage increase due to budget relief from the state legislature and continued implementation of cost savings measures, and we must proactively respond to the job market to remain competitive. This means not only attracting new talent, but also retaining our valued employees. Raising the hourly wage was a bold, but smart move for us. We intend to sustain our investment in the people we hire and make our office an attractive place to work,” added Clerk Russell.

In addition to increasing the minimum hourly wage, the Orange County Clerk of Courts offers its 400 employees a robust benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, life, disability insurance, and participation in the state’s FRS pension plan as well as mental health support through an Employee Assistance Plan, family and medical leave, and a generous vacation policy, among others.

“I want to make sure we are acknowledging the value of what this job entails,” said Clerk Russell. “Our clerks handle sensitive matters and touch thousands of cases daily. What they do makes a big difference in the lives of residents and businesses.”

For more information about the Orange County Clerk of Courts and employment opportunities, visit www.MyOrangeClerk.com or call 407-836-2338. The Orange County Clerk of Courts is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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