Entry-Level Law Clerk Salary

Entry-Level Law Clerks pull down an average of $15.07 per hour. Male Entry-Level Law Clerks are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 53 percent of the field. Most Entry-Level Law Clerks report high levels of job satisfaction. More than a third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and between a fifth and a fourth collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$27,961 - $72,888
$28K
$42K
$73K
MEDIAN: $42,472
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$10.80 - $20.59
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MEDIAN: $15.07
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$27,961 - $72,888  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,070  
Total Pay (?
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$24,093 - $52,317  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 107
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.80 - $20.59  
   
Overtime
$16.37 - $34.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,070  
   
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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$24,093 - $52,317  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 291

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $32,834

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Entry-Level Law Clerks will find that Washington offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 51 percent. Entry-Level Law Clerks will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+34 percent), San Francisco (+27 percent), New York (+25 percent), and Miami (+14 percent). Trailing the national average by 17 percent, Fort Lauderdale is the market with the smallest paychecks. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Tampa and Philadelphia (11 percent lower).

Key Stats for Law Clerk

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
4%
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Skills That Affect Law Clerk Salaries

Legal Writing
▲40%




National Average
$33,000

Document Preparation
▼3%

Filing Court Documents
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 37%
dental benefits
Dental: 22%
vision benefits
Vision: 15%
no benefits
None: 62%