Average Judicial Law Clerk Salary
$59,000 yearly
$21.07 hourly
Updated July 28, 2021
$44,000
10 %
$59,000
Median
$79,000
90 %
Judicial law clerks in the United States make an average salary of $59,392 per year or $28.55 per hour. In terms of salary range, an entry level judicial law clerk salary is roughly $44,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $79,000. If you like following the crowd, non profits and hospitality companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out finance, manufacturing, and utilities companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Massachusetts, Vermont, Hawaii, California, and New York provide the highest judicial law clerk salaries.

Average Judicial Law Clerk Salary By State

The darker areas on the map show where judicial law clerks earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Judicial Law Clerk average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
Alabama
$40,442
$40,442
$19.44
$19.44
Alaska
Alaska
$38,787
$38,787
$18.65
$18.65
Arizona
Arizona
$48,711
$48,711
$23.42
$23.42
Arkansas
Arkansas
$42,051
$42,051
$20.22
$20.22
California
California
$67,624
$67,624
$32.51
$32.51
Colorado
Colorado
$54,484
$54,484
$26.19
$26.19
Connecticut
Connecticut
$60,242
$60,242
$28.96
$28.96
Delaware
Delaware
$59,985
$59,985
$28.84
$28.84
District of Columbia
District of Columbia
$72,036
$72,036
$34.63
$34.63
Florida
Florida
$52,226
$52,226
$25.11
$25.11
Georgia
Georgia
$47,245
$47,245
$22.71
$22.71
Hawaii
Hawaii
$67,899
$67,899
$32.64
$32.64
Idaho
Idaho
$53,278
$53,278
$25.61
$25.61
Illinois
Illinois
$60,384
$60,384
$29.03
$29.03
Indiana
Indiana
$39,833
$39,833
$19.15
$19.15
Iowa
Iowa
$56,223
$56,223
$27.03
$27.03
Kansas
Kansas
$45,661
$45,661
$21.95
$21.95
Kentucky
Kentucky
$53,844
$53,844
$25.89
$25.89
Louisiana
Louisiana
$39,024
$39,024
$18.76
$18.76
Maine
Maine
$61,022
$61,022
$29.34
$29.34
Maryland
Maryland
$45,959
$45,959
$22.10
$22.10
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
$76,272
$76,272
$36.67
$36.67
Michigan
Michigan
$44,656
$44,656
$21.47
$21.47
Minnesota
Minnesota
$46,676
$46,676
$22.44
$22.44
Mississippi
Mississippi
$29,774
$29,774
$14.31
$14.31
Missouri
Missouri
$45,294
$45,294
$21.78
$21.78
Montana
Montana
$48,418
$48,418
$23.28
$23.28
Nebraska
Nebraska
$44,896
$44,896
$21.58
$21.58
Nevada
Nevada
$59,331
$59,331
$28.52
$28.52
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
$60,239
$60,239
$28.96
$28.96
New Jersey
New Jersey
$48,838
$48,838
$23.48
$23.48
New Mexico
New Mexico
$44,382
$44,382
$21.34
$21.34
New York
New York
$66,112
$66,112
$31.78
$31.78
North Carolina
North Carolina
$43,064
$43,064
$20.70
$20.70
North Dakota
North Dakota
$54,697
$54,697
$26.30
$26.30
Ohio
Ohio
$51,232
$51,232
$24.63
$24.63
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
$47,375
$47,375
$22.78
$22.78
Oregon
Oregon
$61,291
$61,291
$29.47
$29.47
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
$43,046
$43,046
$20.70
$20.70
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
$64,044
$64,044
$30.79
$30.79
South Carolina
South Carolina
$47,373
$47,373
$22.78
$22.78
South Dakota
South Dakota
$50,235
$50,235
$24.15
$24.15
Tennessee
Tennessee
$54,613
$54,613
$26.26
$26.26
Texas
Texas
$43,588
$43,588
$20.96
$20.96
Utah
Utah
$35,790
$35,790
$17.21
$17.21
Vermont
Vermont
$73,128
$73,128
$35.16
$35.16
Virginia
Virginia
$50,631
$50,631
$24.34
$24.34
Washington
Washington
$59,907
$59,907
$28.80
$28.80
West Virginia
West Virginia
$56,298
$56,298
$27.07
$27.07
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
$41,187
$41,187
$19.80
$19.80
Wyoming
Wyoming
$43,968
$43,968
$21.14
$21.14

Highest Paying Cities For Judicial Law Clerk

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
$74,747
$74,747
$35.94
$35.94
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
$72,066
$72,066
$34.65
$34.65
White Plains, NY
White Plains, NY
$66,497
$66,497
$31.97
$31.97
Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL
$60,585
$60,585
$29.13
$29.13
Fort Myers, FL
Fort Myers, FL
$52,681
$52,681
$25.33
$25.33
Alexandria, VA
Alexandria, VA
$52,287
$52,287
$25.14
$25.14

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    How Much Do Judicial Law Clerks Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, judicial law clerk salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that finance, manufacturing, and utilities companies tend to offer much higher salaries for judicial law clerks. For example, judicial law clerks make a whopping average salary of $58,882 while working for finance companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $56,597 at manufacturing companies and $53,971 at utilities companies. But judicial law clerks may want to avoid working in the government industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $52,016.
    IndustryAvg. SalaryRange
    1. Finance
    $58,882
    $45k
    $66k
    2. Manufacturing
    $56,597
    $45k
    $66k
    3. Utilities
    $53,971
    $45k
    $66k
    4. Government
    $52,016
    $45k
    $66k

    High Paying Judicial Law Clerk Jobs

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Staff Attorney

    Avg. salary: $96,402

    Staff Attorneys are legal employees who work for a variety of organizations, often as full-time employees. They use their legal expertise to help deal with day-to-day legal issues with which their organization needs regular assistance.
    31,669 Staff Attorney Jobs
    Legal Extern

    Avg. salary: $69,822

    Legal externs are law students who took the opportunity to do on-the-job training at a law firm. Instead of monetary compensation, they receive academic credits. Legal externs primarily engage in job shadowing. They are usually assigned mentors in the law firm, and they would shadow their mentors in their daily routines. Legal externs are exposed to the actual work done by lawyers. Legal externs are involved in cases, providing insights while building a solid case for their client, giving advice to clients, and representing clients under the supervision of the actual lawyers in the firm. They are usually not given administrative or clerical tasks since they are expected to do more tasks directly related to being a lawyer.
    9,603 Legal Extern Jobs
    Law Internship

    Avg. salary: $36,359

    A law internship is a program that is designed for law students to give them valuable insight into the professional lives of attorneys and judges. Law interns need to understand and observe what being a lawyer involves. They are required to conduct research and present it to their superiors for case preparations. They must assist their senior lawyers in organizing all of their legal paperwork that includes case files, evidence records, and legal documents. Law interns are also required to be present in the courtroom to assist lawyers and experience actual courtroom proceedings.
    40,912 Law Internship Jobs
    Clerk

    Avg. salary: $29,239

    Clerks are responsible for many of the general administrative tasks in the office. They are in charge of manning office telephone lines, managing incoming and outgoing mails, filing paperwork and other needed records, scheduling and documenting meetings, typing out documents when needed, disseminating memos and other official announcements, and keeping an inventory of office equipment and supplies. Clerks should have good office skills, communication skills, business writing skills, and time management skills. They should also be able to treat any document or paperwork they handle with confidentiality.
    56,665 Clerk Jobs
    Attorney Law Clerk

    Avg. salary: $174,380

    An Attorney Law Clerk helps attorneys by assembling and organizing information for legal documents. They research and analyze law sources to prepare drafts of briefs or arguments for review and approval.
    41,550 Attorney Law Clerk Jobs
    Judicial Internship

    Avg. salary: $54,622

    In a judicial internship, a law school student can be assigned to a court to assist a judge or other law practitioner. One of the primary responsibilities will revolve around conducting thorough research on various legal issues, studying and revising orders, and preparing documentation such as a memorandum. Furthermore, an intern will have an opportunity to attend meetings and hearings, observe how legal actions are processed, and develop a perspective on how the entire judicial system functions.
    33,801 Judicial Internship Jobs

    Which Companies Pay Judicial Law Clerks The Most?

    Company
    CompanyAvg. SalaryRange
    $56,388
    $51k
    $62k

    Recently Added Judicial Law Clerk Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    United States Courts
    United States Courts
    Judicial Law Clerk
    Judicial Law Clerk
    Judicial Law Clerk
    Orlando, FL
    Orlando, FL
    06/25/2021
    06/25/2021
    $64,649
    $64,649
    06/25/2021
    Minnesota Judicial Branch
    Minnesota Judicial Branch
    District Court Law Clerk-First Judicial District (Continuous Posting)
    District Court Law Clerk-First Judicial District (Continuous Posting)
    District Court Law Clerk-First Judicial District (Continuous Posting)
    Nore, MN
    Nore, MN
    06/23/2021
    06/23/2021
    $42,596
    $42,596
    06/23/2021
    United States Courts
    United States Courts
    Judicial Law Clerk, Temporary
    Judicial Law Clerk, Temporary
    Judicial Law Clerk, Temporary
    Tacoma, WA
    Tacoma, WA
    06/03/2021
    06/03/2021
    $70,821
    $70,821
    06/03/2021
    United States Courts
    United States Courts
    Judicial Law Clerk
    Judicial Law Clerk
    Judicial Law Clerk
    Ocala, FL
    Ocala, FL
    05/23/2021
    05/23/2021
    $64,649
    $64,649
    05/23/2021
    Judicial Branch
    Judicial Branch
    Judicial Law Clerk To Judge Joseph L. Toth
    Judicial Law Clerk To Judge Joseph L. Toth
    Judicial Law Clerk To Judge Joseph L. Toth
    Washington, DC
    Washington, DC
    05/04/2021
    05/04/2021
    $103,690
    $103,690
    05/04/2021
    Judicial Branch
    Judicial Branch
    Judicial Law Clerk To Judge Joseph L. Toth
    Judicial Law Clerk To Judge Joseph L. Toth
    Judicial Law Clerk To Judge Joseph L. Toth
    Washington, DC
    Washington, DC
    05/04/2021
    05/04/2021
    $103,690
    $103,690
    05/04/2021
    United States Courts
    United States Courts
    Judicial Law Clerk
    Judicial Law Clerk
    Judicial Law Clerk
    Fort Myers, FL
    Fort Myers, FL
    05/01/2021
    05/01/2021
    $64,649
    $64,649
    05/01/2021
    Minnesota Judicial Branch
    Minnesota Judicial Branch
    District Court Law Clerk-First Judicial District (Continuous Posting)
    District Court Law Clerk-First Judicial District (Continuous Posting)
    District Court Law Clerk-First Judicial District (Continuous Posting)
    Nore, MN
    Nore, MN
    03/25/2021
    03/25/2021
    $42,596
    $42,596
    03/25/2021
    United States Courts
    United States Courts
    Judicial Law Clerk
    Judicial Law Clerk
    Judicial Law Clerk
    Jacksonville, FL
    Jacksonville, FL
    03/19/2021
    03/19/2021
    $64,649
    $64,649
    03/19/2021
    United States Courts
    United States Courts
    Judicial Law Clerk
    Judicial Law Clerk
    Judicial Law Clerk
    East Saint Louis, IL
    East Saint Louis, IL
    03/13/2021
    03/13/2021
    $65,597
    $65,597
    03/13/2021

    Average Judicial Law Clerk Salary by Demographic

    Judicial Law Clerk Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $58,328
    female-income
    Female Income
    $57,045
    Median Judicial Law Clerk Income by Race
    Asian judicial law clerks have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american judicial law clerks have the lowest average salary at $52,056.
    $65,000
    $62,000
    $59,000
    $56,000
    $53,000
    $50,000
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Unknown
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$58,845
    Black or African American$52,056
    Asian$62,808
    Unknown$59,885
    Hispanic or Latino$54,838
    Average Judicial Law Clerk Salary by Education Level
    Judicial law clerks with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $57,045 annually. With a Bachelors degree, judicial law clerks earn a median annual income of $55,747 compared to $46,069 for judicial law clerks with an Doctorate degree.
    $59,000
    $56,000
    $53,000
    $50,000
    $47,000
    $44,000
    Bachelor's Degree
    Master's Degree
    Doctorate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Bachelor's Degree$55,747
    Master's Degree$57,045
    Doctorate Degree$46,069