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Entry-Level Law Clerk Salary (United States)

Pay for Entry-Level Law Clerks sits in the ballpark of $14.81 per hour. While slightly more than half report receiving no health benefits, a little over a half do receive medical coverage, and approximately one-third have dental, as well. Women make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Law Clerks (53 percent) survey respondents. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Law Clerks, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Entry-Level Law Clerk Salary (?
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$26,170 - $69,592
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MEDIAN: $40,306
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Entry-Level Law Clerk Salary (?
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$9.90 - $22.23
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$26,170 - $69,592  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,226  
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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$21,012 - $56,222  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 199
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.90 - $22.23  
   
Overtime
$11.74 - $35.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,226  
   
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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$21,012 - $56,222  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 397
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Washington
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Seattle
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New York
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Los Angeles
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San Diego
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National Average
$33,000
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For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Law Clerks in Washington enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 56 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Law Clerks will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+35 percent), New York (+8 percent), Los Angeles (+6 percent), and San Diego (+2 percent). Houston is the lowest-paying area, 6 percent south of the national average. Employers in Chicago and Philadelphia also lean toward paying below-median salaries (6 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Law Clerk Salaries

Legal Writing
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Legal Document Review
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Technical Writing
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National Average
$33,000
Filing Court Documents
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 111 votes.

Gender

Female
53%
female alumni
 
Male
47%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 47% dental benefits Dental: 33%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 52%