AU$50,376
Avg. Salary
AU$23.05
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Law Clerk is AU$23.05 per hour.

The average pay for a Law Clerk is AU$50,376 per year.

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MEDIAN AU$50,376
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Salary AU$38,659 - AU$71,843
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$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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AU$37,962 - AU$70,112
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 206
Hourly Data AU$0AU$30
Hourly Rate AU$17.60 - AU$30.47
Overtime AU$28.25
Annual Data AU$0AU$70K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$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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AU$37,962 - AU$70,112
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 143

Job Description for Law Clerk

A law clerk's primary function is to perform research for a judge pertaining to legal issues before their court; they may work at the federal, state or municipal levels. Specific tasks performed by law clerks include drafting memoranda and opinions, preparing files for hearings and providing other support to judges as hearings are underway. They also review briefs to ensure they are accurate, as well as provide advice to the judge and others on their team related to cases.

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Law Clerk Tasks
  • Search for and study legal documents to investigate facts and law of cases.
  • Deliver or direct delivery of subpoenas to witnesses and parties to action, serve copies of pleas to opposing counsel.
  • Review and file pleadings, petitions and other documents relevant to court actions.
  • Research and analyze law sources to prepare drafts of briefs or arguments for review, approval and use by attorney.
  • Prepare affidavits of documents and maintain document files and case correspondence.

Common Career Paths for Law Clerk


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Pay by Experience Level for Law Clerk

Pay by Experience for a Law Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Law Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$46,000 based on 269 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Law Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$61,000 based on 63 salaries. An experienced Law Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$62,000 based on 51 salaries. A Law Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$59,000 based on 49 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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National Average: AU$49,525

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Q: What is it like working as a Law Clerk?

Law Clerk in Earlwood:
"Very good."
Pros: Close to home
Cons: Everybody knows me when I go out

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Key Stats for Law Clerk

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Law Clerk Salaries

▲25%

▲24%

▲18%

National Average
AU$50,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Law Clerk Salaries


National Average
AU$50,000





Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 4%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 96%