Legal Extern Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Highest Paying City
Sacramento, CA
Highest Paying State
Average Experience Level
0.6 years
How much does a legal extern make?
The national average salary for a Legal Extern in the U.S. is $87,817 annually or $42.22 hourly. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $210,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $36,000 per year. The most abundant employment opportunities for Legal Externs are in Technology companies and Manufacturing companies. Some of the states with the best Legal Extern salaries are Oregon, Nevada, Connecticut, California, and Idaho. The typical tenure for a Legal Extern is 0.6 years.
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Average Legal Extern Salary By Location

As a Legal Extern in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $87,817 per year or $42.22 per hour. The city with the highest Legal Extern salary is Sacramento, CA at $106,212 per year. The average entry-level salary in Sacramento, CA is $46,000. Oregon, Nevada, Connecticut, California, and Idaho are the highest paying states. Alabama, Louisiana, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Georgia are at the bottom for competitive pay.

Map of Legal Extern Salaries

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

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Average Legal Extern Salary By Company

There is good job security in Legal Extern positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. Technology companies and Manufacturing companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. ArcBest and Purple Communications are the highest paying companies. Companies like Jones Day Limited Partnership and Microsoft also pay high salaries to their Legal Externs.

Legal Extern Salary History

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

National Average
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Legal Extern Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Legal Extern can range from $53,385 to $72,165 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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