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Judicial Law Clerk Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for judicial law clerks in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of judicial law clerks among Pennsylvania 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,990
25th Percentile Wage
$32,430
50th Percentile Wage
$41,520
75th Percentile Wage
$51,280
90th Percentile Wage
$64,290

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for judicial law clerks in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $64,290. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $41,520. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,990.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$11.53
25th Percentile Wage
$15.59
50th Percentile Wage
$19.96
75th Percentile Wage
$24.65
90th Percentile Wage
$30.91

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for judicial law clerks in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $30.91. The median hourly salary is $19.96. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $11.53.

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
201641,5203.08%1.42%
201540,2403.98%-
201438,640-4.24%-
201340,280-1.61%-
201240,930--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of judicial law clerks in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of judicial law clerks in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $30,600 to $46,460. The highest paying area for judicial law clerks in Pennsylvania is Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington with a median annual salary of $46,460. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia (mean annual salary $45,880). The lowest paying area is Harrisburg-Carlisle with a median annual salary of $30,600.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$46,460
Philadelphia
$45,880
Pittsburgh
$41,840
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$34,670
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$34,050
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$30,600


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