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Judicial Law Clerk Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of judicial law clerks in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare judicial law clerk salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Judicial Law Clerks

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,560
25th Percentile Wage
$41,650
50th Percentile Wage
$51,770
75th Percentile Wage
$69,660
90th Percentile Wage
$106,640

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for judicial law clerks in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) judicial law clerks is $106,640. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $51,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid judicial law clerks is $32,560.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of judicial law clerks in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth4-Year Growth
201651,7706.37%8.71%
201448,4701.75%-
201347,6200.76%-
201247,260--

Compare Judicial Law Clerk Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of judicial law clerks in six industries in the federal, state, and local government sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for judicial law clerk occupations is the state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $59,970. The lowest paying industry is the local government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $45,740). For detailed judicial law clerk salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$59,970
State government, including schools and hospitals
$59,970
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$51,770
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$51,770
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$45,740
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$45,740

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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