Law Clerk Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$50,000
$33,000
Min 10%
$50,000
Median 50%
$77,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
The Dewey
Highest Paying City
Washington, DC
Highest Paying State
New York
Average Experience Level
1.2 years
How much does a law clerk make?
Law Clerks in the US make on average $50,820 annually or $24.43 hourly. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 44,000. The top 10 percent earn over $77,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $33,000 annually. The most abundant employment opportunities for Law Clerks are in Technology companies and Insurance companies. New York, Delaware, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts are some of the states with the best Law Clerk salaries in the US. The typical tenure for a Law Clerk is 1.2 years.
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Average Law Clerk Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Law Clerk in the USA is $50,820 annually or $24.43 hourly. The city with the highest Law Clerk salary is Washington, DC at $71,246 per year. Even an entry-level Law Clerk makes $33,000 per year in Washington, DC. The highest earning states when it comes to Law Clerk salaries are New York, Delaware, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. Wyoming, Utah, Nebraska, North Carolina, and Mississippi are at the bottom for competitive pay.

Map of Law Clerk Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Law Clerks earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Law Clerk Salary By Company

Law Clerk jobs offer good job security, but the wages reported in some industries are higher than others. Most Law Clerk jobs are in Technology companies and Technology companies. The two companies that report the highest salaries for Law Clerks are The Dewey and Shutts & Bowen. Also, companies like Akerman and Gordon & Rees pay their Law Clerks very well.

Average Law Clerk Pay By Industry

Law Clerk salaries can vary depending on the industry. Our data shows that Professional companies, Energy companies, and Finance companies tend to have the highest salaries for Law Clerks. Salaries for Law Clerks in Professional companies average $77,087 annually, while Energy companies and Finance companies pay $56,201 and $44,314, respectively. The types of companies that pay Law Clerks the least are in the Government industry, where the average annual salary is $43,533.
Industry
Average Salary
Professional
Professional
$77,087
$77k
Energy
Energy
$56,201
$56k
Finance
Finance
$44,314
$44k
Media
Media
$44,313
$44k
Government
Government
$43,533
$44k

Law Clerk Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

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Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
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$24,689
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$64,009
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$72,030
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$70,120
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$65,914
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$66,515
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$78,081
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$64,009
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