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Judicial Law Clerk Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for judicial law clerks in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of judicial law clerks amongst Illinois cities 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 Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,920
25th Percentile Wage
$48,050
50th Percentile Wage
$84,340
75th Percentile Wage
$95,400
90th Percentile Wage
$102,040

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for judicial law clerks in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $102,040. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $84,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,920.

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
$84,340
46.15% 37.05%
2016
$45,420
-78.36% -
2015
$81,010
24.82% -
2014
$60,900
29.98% -
2013
$42,640
-24.51% -
2012
$53,090
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of judicial law clerks in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of judicial law clerks in state of Illinois ranges from $47,120 to $47,890. The highest paying area for judicial law clerks in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) with a median annual salary of $47,890. The lowest paying area is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) with a median annual salary of $47,120.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$47,890
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$47,120




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