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Judicial Law Clerk Salary Information

The salary statistics of judicial law clerks are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of judicial law clerks within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The judicial law clerks annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Judicial Law Clerk Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,990
25th Percentile Wage
$40,470
50th Percentile Wage
$51,330
75th Percentile Wage
$65,970
90th Percentile Wage
$97,230

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for judicial law clerks. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) judicial law clerks is $97,230. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $51,330. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,990. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 194% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
$51,330
-0.84% 8.20%
2016
$51,760
1.97% -
2015
$50,740
4.14% -
2014
$48,640
2.06% -
2013
$47,640
1.09% -
2012
$47,120
- -

Table 2. Judicial Law Clerk Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of judicial law clerks in 2 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2.

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$51,440
Educational Services
$18,770

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Judicial Law Clerks by States

From the above tables we note that not only judicial law clerks salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of judicial law clerks in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $28,450 to $130,730. The highest paying state for judicial law clerks is New York with a median annual salary of $130,730. The lowest paying state is Kentucky with a median annual salary of $28,450. For more salary information of judicial law clerks profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
New York
$130,730
Connecticut
$84,410
Illinois
$84,340
North Dakota
$69,880
Nevada
$64,480
Maryland
$59,960
California
$58,170
Washington
$56,930
Hawaii
$56,370
Arkansas
$55,910
Minnesota
$55,540
Florida
$53,900
Idaho
$53,730
West Virginia
$53,140
Virginia
$52,720
Tennessee
$52,710
Delaware
$52,600
Georgia
$52,270
Oklahoma
$51,420
Oregon
$50,440
Missouri
$49,620
Texas
$49,120
New Jersey
$48,460
Colorado
$46,760
Maine
$46,210
Michigan
$45,520
Ohio
$44,960
Wisconsin
$44,210
Louisiana
$40,850
Arizona
$40,690
Nebraska
$38,860
Montana
$38,760
Pennsylvania
$38,710
Indiana
$34,830
Utah
$34,500
South Carolina
$34,170
Kansas
$33,940
Alabama
$33,410
Mississippi
$33,220
Kentucky
$28,450



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