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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 amongst New York metropolitan areas 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$68,390
25th Percentile Wage
$106,100
50th Percentile Wage
$131,530
75th Percentile Wage
$148,580
90th Percentile Wage
$158,810

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 $158,810. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $131,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $68,390.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32.88
25th Percentile Wage
$51.01
50th Percentile Wage
$63.23
75th Percentile Wage
$71.43
90th Percentile Wage
$76.34

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 $76.34. The median hourly salary is $63.23. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32.88.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of judicial law clerks from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016131,5301.54%14.81%
2015129,5006.29%-
2014121,3503.08%-
2013117,6104.73%-
2012112,050--

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

Table 3 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 $46,470 to $117,980. The highest paying area for judicial law clerks in New York is Albany-Schenectady-Troy with a median annual salary of $117,980. The second highest paying city/area in New York State is Nassau-Suffolk (mean annual salary $114,090). The lowest paying area is New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island with a median annual salary of $46,470.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$117,980
Nassau-Suffolk
$114,090
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$52,240
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$46,470


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