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Highest Paying States for Judicial Law Clerks

The highest paying states for judicial law clerks (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of judicial law clerks in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $130,730, New York is the highest paying state for judicial law clerks. It is followed by Connecticut (average annual salary $84,410). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of judicial law clerks in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Judicial Law Clerks

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 New York
$130,730
$68,890 710
2 Connecticut
$84,410
$55,980 220
3 Illinois
$84,340
$41,920 280
4 North Dakota
$69,880
$37,970 40
5 Nevada
$64,480
$50,510 130
6 Maryland
$59,960
$40,580 1,190
7 California
$58,170
$38,390 1,910
8 Washington
$56,930
$42,180 580
9 Hawaii
$56,370
$50,640 70
10 Arkansas
$55,910
$26,530 70
11 Minnesota
$55,540
$26,900 430
12 Florida
$53,900
$42,240 200
13 Idaho
$53,730
$35,600 90
14 West Virginia
$53,140
$41,340 150
15 Virginia
$52,720
$38,600 90
16 Tennessee
$52,710
$26,560 150
17 Delaware
$52,600
$32,560 100
18 Georgia
$52,270
$32,550 720
19 Oklahoma
$51,420
$27,380 40
20 Oregon
$50,440
$31,840 40
21 Missouri
$49,620
$34,530 120
22 Texas
$49,120
$25,290 560
23 New Jersey
$48,460
$48,450 540
24 Colorado
$46,760
$40,870 170
25 Maine
$46,210
$34,850 30
26 Michigan
$45,520
$30,610 220
27 Ohio
$44,960
$27,400 380
28 Wisconsin
$44,210
$33,960 110
29 Louisiana
$40,850
$25,050 150
30 Arizona
$40,690
$33,030 410
31 Nebraska
$38,860
$31,800 40
32 Montana
$38,760
$28,900 80
33 Pennsylvania
$38,710
$26,270 1,060
34 Indiana
$34,830
$16,990 50
35 Utah
$34,500
$32,340 460
36 South Carolina
$34,170
$22,290 160
37 Kansas
$33,940
$21,970 30
38 Alabama
$33,410
$15,860 30
39 Mississippi
$33,220
$17,100 80
40 Kentucky
$28,450
$19,500 60

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of judicial law clerks in those states is not available at this time.

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