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Judicial Law Clerk Salary Information in New York

The average annual and hourly salaries for judicial law clerks in the state of New York are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of judicial law clerks among New York 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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Judicial Law Clerks in New York

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$157,080
75th Percentile Wage
$144,580
50th Percentile Wage
$121,350
25th Percentile Wage
$86,350
10th Percentile Wage
$55,340

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for judicial law clerks in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $157,080. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $121,350. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $55,340.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$75.52
75th Percentile Wage
$69.51
50th Percentile Wage
$58.34
25th Percentile Wage
$41.51
10th Percentile Wage
$26.61

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for judicial law clerks in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $75.52. The median hourly salary is $58.34. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26.61.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $121,350 3.18%
2013 $117,610 4.96%
2012 $112,050 56.10%
2011 $71,780 38.60%
2010 $51,790 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for judicial law clerks in state of New York from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 134.31%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 4.96%. We also note that the average annual wage had a sizable growth of 56.10% in the year 2012 and a sizable increase of 38.60% in 2011.

Table 4. Average Judicial Law Clerk Wage in New York vs. Related Jobs

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Judicial Law Clerks in New York Cities

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of judicial law clerks in some New York cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of judicial law clerks in state of New York ranges from $48,510 to $114,090. The highest paying area for judicial law clerks in New York is Nassau-Suffolk with a median annual salary of $114,090. The second highest paying city/area in New York State is New York-White Plains-Wayne (mean annual salary $52,240). The lowest paying area is New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island with a median annual salary of $48,510.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Nassau-Suffolk
$114,090
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$52,240
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$48,510

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