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Lawyer and Judicial Law Clerk Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

The salary statistics of lawyers and judicial law clerks in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare lawyer and judicial law clerk salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Lawyers and Judicial Law Clerks

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,140
25th Percentile Wage
$64,210
50th Percentile Wage
$102,230
75th Percentile Wage
$166,240
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers and judicial law clerks in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 $166,240. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $102,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid lawyers and judicial law clerks is $53,140.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of lawyers and judicial law clerks in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$102,230
5.29% -21.60%
2016
$96,820
-0.50% -
2015
$97,300
-0.54% -
2014
$97,830
-18.00% -
2013
$115,440
-7.68% -
2012
$124,310
- -

Compare Lawyer and Judicial Law Clerk Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of lawyers and judicial law clerks in 26 industries in the health care and social assistance 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 specialty hospitals - privately owned industry with an annual salary $165,290. The lowest paying industry is the community food and housing, and emergency and other relief services industry (annual salary $67,690). For detailed lawyer and judicial law clerk salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$165,290
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$160,690
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$160,090
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$159,400
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$156,340
Hospitals - Privately owned
$156,190
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$155,280
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$153,120
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$151,620
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$150,540
Hospitals - State government owned
$143,880
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$143,230
Hospitals - Local government owned
$142,860
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$130,930
Outpatient Care Centers
$127,510
Offices of Physicians
$123,110
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$118,190
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$100,860
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$99,500
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$92,930
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$73,110
Individual and Family Services
$71,780
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$71,360
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$71,270
Social Assistance
$71,120
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$67,690

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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