Law Clerk Salary

The average wage for a Law Clerk is $15.13 per hour. A skill in Legal Writing is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.
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$27,517 - $76,298
$28K
$42K
$76K
MEDIAN: $42,298
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$10.39 - $21.48
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$0$76K
Salary $27,517 - $76,298
Bonus $0.00 - $3,510
Profit Sharing $3,300
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$23,737 - $57,124
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 167
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $10.39 - $21.48
Overtime $17.77 - $33.62
Annual Data $0$57K
Bonus $0.00 - $3,510
Profit Sharing $3,300
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$23,737 - $57,124
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 326

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Job Description for Law Clerk

A law clerk's primary function is to perform research for a judge pertaining to legal issues before their court; they may work at the federal, state or municipal levels. Specific tasks performed by law clerks include drafting memoranda and opinions, preparing files for hearings and providing other support to judges as hearings are underway. They also review briefs to ensure they are accurate, as well as provide advice to the judge and others on their team related to cases.

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Law Clerk Tasks

  • Search for and study legal documents to investigate facts and law of cases.
  • Deliver or direct delivery of subpoenas to witnesses and parties to action, serve copies of pleas to opposing counsel.
  • Review and file pleadings, petitions and other documents relevant to court actions.
  • Research and analyze law sources to prepare drafts of briefs or arguments for review, approval and use by attorney.
  • Prepare affidavits of documents and maintain document files and case correspondence.

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Pay by Experience Level for Law Clerk

Pay by Experience for a Law Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Law Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 398 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Law Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 66 salaries. An experienced Law Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 41 salaries. A Law Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 16 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,019

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Key Stats for Law Clerk

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Law Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
▲35%

▲25%

▲21%

National Average
$34,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Law Clerk Salaries

Legal Writing
▲35%




National Average
$34,000

Client Interaction
▼7%

Document Preparation
▼7%

Filing Court Documents
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 40%
dental benefits
Dental: 27%
vision benefits
Vision: 21%
no benefits
None: 59%
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