For Entry-Level Law Clerks, hourly average wages total $14.90 per hour. For the most part, Entry-Level Law Clerks enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Over a third enjoy medical while just under one in four get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly a sixth. 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. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$26,932 - $70,747
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$71K
MEDIAN: $40,272
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$10.38 - $20.50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$26,932 - $70,747  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,959  
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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$23,281 - $51,379  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 112
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.38 - $20.50  
   
Overtime
$16.37 - $34.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,959  
   
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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$23,281 - $51,379  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 314
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $32,214

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Entry-Level Law Clerks will find that Washington offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 52 percent. Entry-Level Law Clerks can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+37 percent), San Francisco (+30 percent), New York (+25 percent), and Austin (+15 percent). In Fort Lauderdale, salaries are 16 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in Philadelphia (9 percent lower) and Dallas (7 percent lower).

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Skills That Affect Law Clerk Salaries

Legal Writing
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Legal Research
up arrow 4%

Legal Document Review
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National Average
$32,000

Document Preparation
up arrow 1%

Filing Court Documents
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 36%
dental benefits
Dental: 23%
medical benefits
Vision: 17%
dental benefits
None: 62%
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