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Law Clerk Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$50,000
$33,000
$50,000
$77,000
Did you know that the average law clerk makes $50,820 per year? That's valued at $24.43 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $33,000 and $77,000, meaning law clerks have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most law clerks find a job with technology and insurance companies, while others work for professional, energy, and finance companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. New York, Delaware and Rhode Island are the top states in the U.S. to pay law clerks the highest salaries.
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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 Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to New York, Delaware and Rhode Island, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for law clerks. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Wyoming, Utah, and Nebraska.

City
Average Salary
Alexandria, VA
Alexandria, VA
$46,985
$47k

High Paying Law Clerk Jobs

Average Law Clerk Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a law clerk, working for The Dewey or Shutts & Bowen might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Akerman and Gordon & Rees report highly competitive salaries for law clerks.

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    Average Law Clerk Pay By Industry

    As we previously stated, law clerk salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that professional, energy, and finance companies tend to offer much higher salaries for law clerks. For example, law clerks make a whopping average salary of $77,087 while working for professional companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $56,201 at energy companies and $44,314 at finance companies. But law clerks may want to avoid working in the government industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $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

    Recently Added Law Clerk Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Patent and Trademark Office
    Patent and Trademark Office
    Law Clerk
    Law Clerk
    Law Clerk
    Alexandria, VA
    Alexandria, VA
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $59,534
    $59,534
    10/30/2020
    United States Courts
    United States Courts
    Term Law Clerk To A U.S. Magistrate Judge
    Term Law Clerk To A U.S. Magistrate Judge
    Term Law Clerk To A U.S. Magistrate Judge
    Fargo, ND
    Fargo, ND
    10/28/2020
    10/28/2020
    $64,009
    $64,009
    10/28/2020
    Colorado State
    Colorado State
    Law Clerk
    Law Clerk
    Law Clerk
    Denver, CO
    Denver, CO
    10/28/2020
    10/28/2020
    $49,584
    $49,584
    10/28/2020
    United States Courts
    United States Courts
    Temporary Law Clerk
    Temporary Law Clerk
    Temporary Law Clerk
    Fort Smith, AR
    Fort Smith, AR
    10/26/2020
    10/26/2020
    $64,009
    $64,009
    10/26/2020
    United States Courts
    United States Courts
    Term Law Clerk
    Term Law Clerk
    Term Law Clerk
    New York, NY
    New York, NY
    10/24/2020
    10/24/2020
    $73,962
    $73,962
    10/24/2020
    United States Courts
    United States Courts
    Term Law Clerk
    Term Law Clerk
    Term Law Clerk
    Kansas City, KS
    Kansas City, KS
    10/24/2020
    10/24/2020
    $64,660
    $64,660
    10/24/2020
    State of Iowa
    State of Iowa
    Law Clerk 1
    Law Clerk 1
    Law Clerk 1
    Dubuque, IA
    Dubuque, IA
    10/20/2020
    10/20/2020
    $50,939
    $50,939
    10/20/2020
    Law Clerk 3, Iowa Supreme Court
    Law Clerk 3, Iowa Supreme Court
    Des Moines, IA
    Des Moines, IA
    10/17/2020
    10/17/2020
    $59,280
    $59,280
    10/17/2020
    United States Courts
    United States Courts
    Half Time Court Law Clerk
    Half Time Court Law Clerk
    Half Time Court Law Clerk
    Fort Myers, FL
    Fort Myers, FL
    10/16/2020
    10/16/2020
    $32,005
    $32,005
    10/16/2020
    United States Courts
    United States Courts
    Term Law Clerk
    Term Law Clerk
    Term Law Clerk
    Fresno, CA
    Fresno, CA
    10/16/2020
    10/16/2020
    $64,009
    $64,009
    10/16/2020