Law Clerk salary in the United States

Average salary
Based on 3,179 income tax records
Average salary by age
How much do Law Clerks make?
The average total salary for a Law Clerk is $40,000 per year. This is based on data from 3,179 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Law Clerk and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Law Clerk salary can vary between $17,000 to $113,500 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Law Clerk salary by location

Law Clerk salary by company

Average salary per year*
Salary range**
Latham Watkins, New York County, NY
10 income tax records
$61K – $191K
Sullivan Cromwell, New York County, NY
13 income tax records
$30K – $79K
US Courts, Kings County, NY
18 income tax records
$19K – $81K
Department Of The Interior, District Of Columbia County, DC
26 income tax records
$21K – $70K
Clark County, Clark County, NV
16 income tax records
$20K – $92K
Cravath Swaine Moore, New York County, NY
13 income tax records
$32K – $80K
State Of Minnesota, Hennepin County, MN
32 income tax records
$18K – $59K
Davis Polk Wardwell, New York County, NY
16 income tax records
$35K – $215K
State Of Massachusetts, Suffolk County, MA
10 income tax records
$20K – $64K
City Of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA
13 income tax records
$17K – $53K

Law Clerk demographics in United States

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78% are single
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22% are married
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13% have kids
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19% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Law Clerks in United States

3,179 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a law clerk in the United States is $40,000 per year. Law clerk salaries in the United States can vary between $17,000 to $113,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 3,179 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as law clerk.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for law clerks in the United States: Latham Watkins ($75,000 a year), Sullivan Cromwell ($74,000 a year), and US Courts ($68,500 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for law clerks in the United States: Washington Metro Area, DC ($59,500 a year), Seattle Metro Area, WA ($54,000 a year), and New York Metro Area, NY ($51,500 a year).
Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.