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Lawyer and Judicial Law Clerk Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of lawyers and judicial law clerks in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare lawyer and judicial law clerk salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Lawyers and Judicial Law Clerks

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$55,570
25th Percentile Wage
$76,270
50th Percentile Wage
$119,570
75th Percentile Wage
$194,860
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers and judicial law clerks in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) lawyers and judicial law clerks is $194,860. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $119,570. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid lawyers and judicial law clerks is $55,570.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of lawyers and judicial law clerks in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016119,5701.22%2.17%
2015118,1100.35%-
2014117,700-0.05%-
2013117,7600.66%-
2012116,980--

Compare Lawyer and Judicial Law Clerk Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of lawyers and judicial law clerks in 13 industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for lawyer and judicial law clerk occupations is the research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry with an annual salary $172,170. The lowest paying industry is the other professional, scientific, and technical services industry (annual salary $75,880). For detailed lawyer and judicial law clerk salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$172,170
Scientific Research and Development Services
$171,050
Engineering Services
$162,240
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$158,850
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$158,110
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$154,580
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$151,790
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$135,130
Testing Laboratories
$119,810
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$119,570
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$119,030
Legal Services
$118,650
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$75,880

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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