Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

-3.8% (decline)


What Bailiffs Do

Maintain order in courts of law.

Other Job Titles Bailiffs May Have

Bailiff, Court Bailiff, Court Officer, Court Security Officer

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Screen persons entering courthouse using magnetometers, x-ray machines, and other devices to collect and retain unauthorized firearms and other contraband.
  • Escort prisoners to and from courthouse and maintain custody of prisoners during court proceedings.
  • Maintain order in courtroom during trial and guard jury from outside contact.
  • Provide security by patrolling interior and exterior of courthouse and escorting judges and other court employees.
  • Guard lodging of sequestered jury.

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