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Average Law Clerk Salary in Canada

C$48,114
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
C$1,027
Bonus
C$25,000
Commission
C$1,517
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The average salary for a Law Clerk in Canada is C$48,114.
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CA$34k
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CA$48k
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CA$70k
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C$34k - C$70k
Bonus
C$311 - C$5k
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C$409 - C$5k
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C$0 - C$25k
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C$32k - C$70k
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What Do Law Clerks Do?

Job Satisfaction for Law Clerk

3.8 out of 5
(319)
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31Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Law Clerk are from the companies Lerners LLP, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and Beard, Winter LLP. Reported salaries are highest at Beard, Winter LLP where the average pay is C$76,358. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Gowlings (Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP) and Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, earning around C$72,260 and C$52,000, respectively. Giffen Lee LLP pays the lowest at around C$40,695. EY (Ernst & Young) and Smithvaleriote Law Firm LLP also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying C$47,932 and C$48,000, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Law Clerks?

Skills in Legal Document Review are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Office Administration, Client Interaction, Drafting Correspondence and Document Preparation.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Law Clerks?

An entry-level Law Clerk with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$35,666 based on 103 salaries. An early career Law Clerk with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$40,475 based on 872 salaries. A mid-career Law Clerk with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$50,898 based on 493 salaries. An experienced Law Clerk with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$57,360 based on 434 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$61,757.
Employees with Law Clerk in their job title in Toronto, Ontario earn an average of 8.0% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Hamilton, Ontario (10.5% less), Brampton, Ontario (9.6% less) and Mississauga, Ontario (6.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,198 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.7%
Early Career
39.7%
Mid Career
22.4%
Experienced
19.7%
Late Career
13.5%

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