The average hourly pay for a Law Clerk is $15.28.
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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. Law clerks must be s…Read more
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Skills in Legal Research, Legal Document Review, Document Preparation, Technical Writing and Drafting Correspondence are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Law Clerk
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 $14.85 based on 133 salaries. An early career Law Clerk with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.45 based on 535 salaries. A mid-career Law Clerk with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.69 based on 88 salaries. An experienced Law Clerk with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.21 based on 47 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $17.
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Employees with Law Clerk in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 26.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (17.8% more) and Houston, Texas (2.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Boston, Massachusetts (2.5% less), Miami, Florida (2.5% less) and Chicago, Illinois (0.5% less).
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