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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

23-1012 Judicial Law Clerks

Assist judges in court or by conducting research or preparing legal documents. Excludes “Lawyers” (23-1011) and “Paralegals and Legal Assistants” (23-2011).


National estimates for Judicial Law Clerks
Industry profile for Judicial Law Clerks
Geographic profile for Judicial Law Clerks

National estimates for Judicial Law Clerks:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Judicial Law Clerks:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
14,800 1.6 % $ 30.16 $ 62,730 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for Judicial Law Clerks:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 17.56 $ 20.95 $ 24.40 $ 35.76 $ 49.08
Annual Wage (2) $ 36,520 $ 43,580 $ 50,750 $ 74,390 $ 102,080


Industry profile for Judicial Law Clerks:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Judicial Law Clerks are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Judicial Law Clerks, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Judicial Law Clerks:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 7,930 0.36 $ 35.44 $ 73,710
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 6,800 0.13 $ 24.03 $ 49,990

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Judicial Law Clerks:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 7,930 0.36 $ 35.44 $ 73,710
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 6,800 0.13 $ 24.03 $ 49,990

Top paying industries for Judicial Law Clerks:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 7,930 0.36 $ 35.44 $ 73,710
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 6,800 0.13 $ 24.03 $ 49,990


Geographic profile for Judicial Law Clerks:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Judicial Law Clerks are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Judicial Law Clerks, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of judicial law clerks by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Judicial Law Clerks:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pennsylvania 970 0.17 1.66 $ 22.35 $ 46,500
Georgia 680 0.16 1.48 $ 19.63 $ 40,830
Tennessee 550 0.18 1.74 $ 33.13 $ 68,920
Washington 530 0.17 1.58 $ 35.54 $ 73,920
New Jersey 500 0.13 1.24 $ 25.62 $ 53,290


Map of location quotient of judicial law clerks by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Judicial Law Clerks:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 250 0.38 3.61 $ 25.80 $ 53,670
Utah 480 0.31 2.91 $ 20.11 $ 41,830
Alaska 70 0.22 2.09 $ 26.51 $ 55,130
Delaware 100 0.22 2.08 $ 24.73 $ 51,430
Connecticut 340 0.22 2.07 $ 37.34 $ 77,680


Map of annual mean wages of judicial law clerks by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Judicial Law Clerks:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 340 0.22 2.07 $ 37.34 $ 77,680
Illinois 300 0.05 0.50 $ 35.80 $ 74,450
Washington 530 0.17 1.58 $ 35.54 $ 73,920
North Dakota 40 0.10 0.94 $ 34.67 $ 72,120
Tennessee 550 0.18 1.74 $ 33.13 $ 68,920



Map of employment of judicial law clerks by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Judicial Law Clerks:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 660 0.08 0.72 $ 32.58 $ 67,760
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 500 0.19 1.81 $ 24.47 $ 50,910
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 480 0.19 1.77 $ 19.72 $ 41,030
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 440 0.45 4.28 $ 36.17 $ 75,230
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 290 0.16 1.49 $ 28.17 $ 58,600
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 270 0.06 0.61 $ 31.78 $ 66,090
Pittsburgh, PA 240 0.23 2.22 $ 20.30 $ 42,230
Salt Lake City, UT 240 0.32 3.02 $ 20.88 $ 43,430
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 180 0.08 0.74 $ 40.31 $ 83,840
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 160 0.13 1.21 $ 22.23 $ 46,230


Map of location quotient of judicial law clerks by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Judicial Law Clerks:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tallahassee, FL 150 0.89 8.50 $ 21.24 $ 44,180
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 110 0.48 4.59 $ 18.41 $ 38,290
Eau Claire, WI 40 0.48 4.52 $ 22.54 $ 46,890
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 440 0.45 4.28 $ 36.17 $ 75,230
Charleston, WV 30 0.34 3.26 $ 29.05 $ 60,420
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 90 0.33 3.10 $ 19.78 $ 41,140
Salt Lake City, UT 240 0.32 3.02 $ 20.88 $ 43,430
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 160 0.31 2.95 $ 27.16 $ 56,490
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 60 0.30 2.83 $ 23.22 $ 48,300
Bakersfield, CA 80 0.27 2.58 $ 29.07 $ 60,470


Map of annual mean wages of judicial law clerks by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Judicial Law Clerks:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 140 0.26 2.45 $ 40.97 $ 85,220
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 180 0.08 0.74 $ 40.31 $ 83,840
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 60 0.16 1.50 $ 37.93 $ 78,880
Reno, NV 30 0.13 1.25 $ 37.21 $ 77,400
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 36.25 $ 75,400
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 440 0.45 4.28 $ 36.17 $ 75,230
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 35.54 $ 73,920
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 90 0.10 0.92 $ 34.41 $ 71,570
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 660 0.08 0.72 $ 32.58 $ 67,760
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 270 0.06 0.61 $ 31.78 $ 66,090

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Judicial Law Clerks:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 90 1.04 9.92 $ 21.06 $ 43,810
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.55 5.20 $ 24.78 $ 51,550
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.69 6.57 $ 25.35 $ 52,720
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 2.25 $ 23.62 $ 49,140
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 40 0.47 4.44 $ 18.99 $ 39,500

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Judicial Law Clerks:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 90 1.04 9.92 $ 21.06 $ 43,810
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.69 6.57 $ 25.35 $ 52,720
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.55 5.20 $ 24.78 $ 51,550
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 40 0.47 4.44 $ 18.99 $ 39,500
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 30 0.31 2.99 $ 24.92 $ 51,830

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Judicial Law Clerks:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.69 6.57 $ 25.35 $ 52,720
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 30 0.31 2.99 $ 24.92 $ 51,830
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.55 5.20 $ 24.78 $ 51,550
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 2.25 $ 23.62 $ 49,140
North Florida nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 22.24 $ 46,250


About May 2021 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022