Court clerks, registers of wills receive raises

November 28, 1990|By William Thompson | William Thompson,Evening Sun Staff

Maryland's court clerks and registers of wills will receive 25 percent pay raises for the next four-year term, the state Board of Public Works decided today.

The pay increases will bring salaries for court clerks now earning $45,000 annually to the highest amount allowed under law, $56,250. Those earning $40,000 -- the lowest amount -- will see their salaries rise to $50,000.

Salaries for registers of wills will climb from a current top of $45,000 to $56,250, and from a low of $37,500 to $46,875.

Each of the state's 23 counties and Baltimore has one court clerk and one register of wills, all elected positions.

Under legislation passed by the 1990 General Assembly, the board was given its right to review and raise the salaries for both offices every four years. The legislation placed a cap of $60,000 on salaries for both offices.

The increase approved today was recommended by state Comptroller Louis L. Goldstein, who is one of three members of the board.

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