Entry-Level Law Clerks take home approximately $15.03 per hour on average. Over a third enjoy medical while one in four get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one in six. Most Entry-Level Law Clerks report high levels of job satisfaction. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Entry-Level Law Clerks making up 52 percent of survey respondents. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,199 - $71,291
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MEDIAN: $41,349
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$10.80 - $20.67
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$28,199 - $71,291  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
Total Pay (?
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$24,042 - $52,262  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 109
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.80 - $20.67  
   
Overtime
$16.46 - $33.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
   
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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$24,042 - $52,262  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 306

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $32,641

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Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Law Clerks, Washington offers exceptional salaries, 49 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Law Clerks can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+35 percent), San Francisco (+28 percent), New York (+25 percent), and Miami (+15 percent). Trailing the national average by 17 percent, Fort Lauderdale is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers pay around 10 percent less in Philadelphia and 8 percent less in Dallas, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Key Stats for Law Clerk

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
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Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
4%
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Skills That Affect Law Clerk Salaries

Legal Writing
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National Average
$33,000

Document Preparation
up arrow 3%

Filing Court Documents
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 36%
dental benefits
Dental: 24%
vision benefits
Vision: 16%
dental benefits
None: 62%
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