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Judicial Law Clerk Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for judicial law clerks in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of judicial law clerks among California metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Judicial Law Clerks in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,390
25th Percentile Wage
$47,000
50th Percentile Wage
$58,170
75th Percentile Wage
$70,520
90th Percentile Wage
$77,610

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for judicial law clerks in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $77,610. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $58,170. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,390.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of judicial law clerks from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$58,170
3.58% -12.38%
2016
$56,090
11.21% -
2015
$49,800
-29.98% -
2014
$64,730
-2.97% -
2013
$66,650
1.92% -
2012
$65,370
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Judicial Law Clerks in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of judicial law clerks in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of judicial law clerks in state of California ranges from $46,600 to $100,540. The highest paying area for judicial law clerks in California is Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario with a median annual salary of $100,540. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont (mean annual salary $73,040). The lowest paying area is San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles with a median annual salary of $46,600.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$100,540
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$73,040
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$71,020
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$70,890
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$69,040
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$63,290
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$61,350
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$60,760
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$46,600




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