They are usually the highest paid elected officials in their counties. Now the State Auditor’s annual report reveals the majority of chancery clerks in Mississippi took home more than 100-thousand dollars last year. The clerks’ salaries are based on fees paid to their offices for filing lawsuits or handling wills. That income is capped at 90-thousand dollars. But often chancery clerks perform other duties. They will serve as county administrator, purchase clerk, or other positions whose income is not capped.