Entry-Level Law Clerk Salary

Earnings for Entry-Level Law Clerks come in at around $14.93 per hour on average. For the most part, Entry-Level Law Clerks enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Women Entry-Level Law Clerks who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Although just over two-fifths have medical coverage and just under one in three have dental coverage, the larger part claim no health benefits at all. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,063 - $75,280
(Median)
$27K
$42K
$75K
MEDIAN: $42,441
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$10.09 - $21.45
(Median)
$10
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$27,063 - $75,280  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,208  
Profit Sharing
$2,800  
Commission
$2,000  
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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$21,833 - $56,029  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 199
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.09 - $21.45  
   
Overtime
$15.07 - $34.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,208  
   
Commission
$2,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,800  
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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$21,833 - $56,029  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 453
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $33,208

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Washington is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Law Clerks, 46 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 (+29 percent), New York (+22 percent), and Miami (+13 percent). With compensation 12 percent below the national average, Fort Lauderdale is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Philadelphia (12 percent less) and Chicago (11 percent less).

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Skills That Affect Law Clerk Salaries

Legal Writing
up arrow 22%

Document Preparation
up arrow 13%


Technical Writing
up arrow 4%

Legal Document Review
up arrow 4%

National Average
$33,000

Filing Court Documents
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 94 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 42%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
medical benefits
Vision: 22%
dental benefits
None: 57%
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