How Much Do Judicial Law Clerks Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Judicial Law Clerks

Judicial Law Clerks assist judges in court or by conducting research or preparing legal documents.

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Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree
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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$63860 per year
Hourly wage
$31 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$34,220 to $43,400 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$16 to $21 per hour

Entry-level Judicial Law Clerks with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $34,220 to $43,400 per year or $16 to $21 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Judicial Law Clerks to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $51 $105,620
Senior (Top 25%) $37 $76,140
Middle (Mid 50%) $28 $57,510
Junior (Bottom 25%) $21 $43,400
No experience (Bottom 10%) $16 $34,220

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
NY $61 $127,580
CT $37 $77,800
IL $35 $73,760
ND $35 $73,630
IA $35 $73,140
WA $34 $71,320
NV $34 $71,010
CA $33 $68,730
AR $31 $64,310
OH $29 $59,960

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Judicial Law Clerk is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like NY doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at NY might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Judicial Law Clerks are in the states of NY, CT, IL, ND and IA.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
State Government $74310 $35.72
Local Government $53270 $25.61

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