Entry-Level Law Clerk Salary

Earnings for Entry-Level Law Clerks come in at around $14.87 per hour on average. Women make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Law Clerks (53 percent) survey respondents. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just over a half lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by just over two-fifths and dental coverage is claimed by close to a third. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$26,885 - $70,957

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$10.05 - $21.91

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$26,885 - $70,957  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,321  
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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$21,439 - $56,896  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 201
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.05 - $21.91  
   
Overtime
$11.84 - $33.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,321  
   
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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$21,439 - $56,896  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 406
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Pay Difference by Location


Washington is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Law Clerks, 36 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Law Clerks can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+33 percent), San Francisco (+28 percent), Los Angeles (+8 percent), and New York (+6 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Fort Lauderdale, 12 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Tallahassee (12 percent lower) and Chicago (9 percent lower).

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Law Clerk Salaries

Document Preparation
up arrow 13%

Legal Writing
up arrow 10%


Legal Document Review
up arrow 4%

Technical Writing
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National Average
$33,000

Filing Court Documents
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 97 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 44% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 55%
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