C$46,800
Avg. Salary
C$18.61
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

C$1,015

Bonus

C$1,831

Profit Sharing

C$4,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Law Clerk is C$18.61 per hour.

The average pay for a Law Clerk is C$46,800 per year.

10%
C$13.50
10%
C$18.61
50%
C$28.12
90%
90%
MEDIAN C$18.61
10%
C$32k
10%
C$47k
50%
C$70k
90%
90%
MEDIAN C$46,800
C$32,204 - C$69,806
C$32K
C$47K
C$70K
MEDIAN: C$46,800
10%
50%
90%
C$13.50 - C$28.12
C$13
C$19
C$28
MEDIAN: C$18.61
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$69K
Salary C$32,204 - C$69,806
Bonus C$258 - C$4,965
Profit Sharing C$485 - C$7,994
Commission C$4,000
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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C$31,183 - C$69,733
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 14 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,928
Hourly Data C$0C$52
Hourly Rate C$13.50 - C$28.12
Overtime C$14.93 - C$52.98
Annual Data C$0C$69K
Bonus C$258 - C$4,965
Commission C$4,000
Profit Sharing C$485 - C$7,994
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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C$31,183 - C$69,733
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 14 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 455

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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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 C$38,000 based on 666 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 C$49,000 based on 356 salaries. An experienced Law Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$55,000 based on 310 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 C$60,000 based on 187 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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National Average: C$45,730

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Law Clerk Reviews

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

Law Clerk in Toronto:
"Exciting."
Pros: Interaction, brainstorming, legal issues.
Cons: Stress level.

Law Clerk in Waterloo:
"Legal Culture."
Pros: The people I work with, the interesting files, the pace.
Cons: Sometimes stressful deadlines, the court,

Law Clerk in London:
"High pressure environment with poor management at all levels."
Pros: Autonomy and compensation and benefits.
Cons: Lack of management, direction and feedback. Poor internal support systems.

Law Clerk in North Bay:
"Very stressful, under-paid..."
Pros: Boss is away most of the time.
Cons: Underpaid, overstressed...

Law Clerk in Toronto:
"Busy!"
Pros: I'm always learning and every file is different and requires a different strategy.
Cons: Sometimes it is so busy, and the work is so back-logged that it is hard or impossible to take your allotted vacation time.

Law Clerk in Markham:
"Low Stress."
Stress is expected for new law clerk. Experience is most important,

Law Clerk in Toronto:
"always evolving"
Try many areas of practice until you find what you would do for free... when you love your work, getting paid is a bonus.

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Key Stats for Law Clerk

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 412 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects Law Clerk Salaries

▲31%

▲20%

▲7%

National Average
C$46,000

▼18%

Skills That Affect Law Clerk Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 412 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 34%