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How Much Does a Law Internship Earn In The United States?

Average Yearly Salary
Updated December 31, 2020
$39,000
$26,000
$39,000
$57,000
Law interns in the United States make an average salary of $39,428 per year or $18.96 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $26,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $57,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Massachusetts, Vermont, Hawaii, New York, and Oregon provide the highest law internship salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Boston, MA
$66,780
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Where Law Interns Earn The Most

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Average Salary

How Much Do Law Interns Earn In Different Cities?

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a law internship is roughly $39,428 per year, which boils down to $18.96 per hour. Interestingly enough, law interns have the highest salaries in Boston, MA at about $66,780 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Boston, MA is $38,000. Additionally, law interns make more than the average salary in Washington, DC, New York, NY, Bend, OR, San Francisco, CA, and Olympia, WA. On a more broad level, law internship salaries are highest in Massachusetts, Vermont, Hawaii, New York, Oregon, Delaware, and Rhode Island. On the contrary, Louisiana, Wisconsin, and Indiana offer the lowest law internship salaries.
City
Average Salary

Boston, MA

Salary Range50k - 88k$67k$66,780

Washington, DC

Salary Range46k - 94k$66k$66,416

New York, NY

Salary Range43k - 84k$60k$60,365

Bend, OR

Salary Range36k - 75k$53k$52,675

San Francisco, CA

Salary Range35k - 77k$53k$52,585

Olympia, WA

Salary Range34k - 71k$50k$49,984

Scottsdale, AZ

Salary Range32k - 68k$47k$47,211

Bloomington, IL

Salary Range31k - 64k$45k$44,875

Cleveland, OH

Salary Range28k - 57k$41k$40,585

Clearwater, FL

Salary Range27k - 57k$40k$39,534
$24k
$94k

High Paying Law Internship Jobs

Which Companies Pay Law Interns The Most?

If you want to get paid the most as a law internship, being employed by a company such as VMware or Dow Jones would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Jack Henry & Associates and Eden Prairie also report highly competitive salaries for law interns.
Company
Average Salary
VMware
Salary Range82k - 107k$94k$94,215
Dow Jones
Salary Range48k - 77k$61k$61,154
Jack Henry & Associates
Salary Range40k - 65k$52k$51,806
Eden Prairie
Salary Range35k - 54k$44k$44,272
Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston
Salary Range33k - 48k$41k$40,700
Entegris
Salary Range33k - 46k$39k$39,185
State of Washington
Salary Range35k - 42k$39k$39,040
KeyBank
Salary Range32k - 46k$39k$38,893
KnowBe4
Salary Range32k - 46k$39k$38,731
National Audubon Society
Salary Range36k - 40k$39k$38,584
$13k
$107k

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