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Judicial Law Clerk Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for judicial law clerks in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of judicial law clerks amongst Washington 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,180
25th Percentile Wage
$51,210
50th Percentile Wage
$56,930
75th Percentile Wage
$76,220
90th Percentile Wage
$90,620

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for judicial law clerks in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $90,620. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,930. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,180.

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
$56,930
7.20% 12.89%
2016
$52,830
0.72% -
2015
$52,450
7.24% -
2014
$48,650
-1.97% -
2013
$49,610
0.04% -
2012
$49,590
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of judicial law clerks in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of judicial law clerks in state of Washington ranges from $47,230 to $62,930. The highest paying area for judicial law clerks in Washington is Tacoma with a median annual salary of $62,930. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Olympia (mean annual salary $59,170). The lowest paying area is Spokane with a median annual salary of $47,230.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Tacoma
$62,930
Olympia
$59,170
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$58,090
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$57,420
Spokane
$47,230




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