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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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)
14,690 1.3 % $ 30.70 $ 63,860 2.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Judicial Law Clerks:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 16.45 $ 20.86 $ 27.65 $ 36.61 $ 50.78
Annual Wage (2) $ 34,220 $ 43,400 $ 57,510 $ 76,140 $ 105,620


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) 7,350 0.33 $ 35.72 $ 74,310
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 7,120 0.13 $ 25.61 $ 53,270

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) 7,350 0.33 $ 35.72 $ 74,310
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 7,120 0.13 $ 25.61 $ 53,270

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) 7,350 0.33 $ 35.72 $ 74,310
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 7,120 0.13 $ 25.61 $ 53,270


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.





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)
California 2,380 0.15 1.37 $ 33.04 $ 68,730
Pennsylvania 960 0.17 1.65 $ 21.36 $ 44,420
New York 720 0.08 0.79 $ 61.33 $ 127,580
Florida 660 0.08 0.74 $ 24.69 $ 51,350
Georgia 650 0.15 1.43 $ 21.55 $ 44,830




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)
Utah 550 0.37 3.49 $ 20.00 $ 41,600
Connecticut 340 0.22 2.07 $ 37.40 $ 77,800
Pennsylvania 960 0.17 1.65 $ 21.36 $ 44,420
Montana 70 0.16 1.54 $ 21.63 $ 44,990
Washington 520 0.16 1.53 $ 34.29 $ 71,320




Top paying states for Judicial Law Clerks:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 720 0.08 0.79 $ 61.33 $ 127,580
Connecticut 340 0.22 2.07 $ 37.40 $ 77,800
Illinois 260 0.05 0.43 $ 35.46 $ 73,760
North Dakota 40 0.09 0.89 $ 35.40 $ 73,630
Iowa 50 0.03 0.31 $ 35.16 $ 73,140





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,040 0.18 1.70 $ 34.95 $ 72,690
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 510 0.19 1.79 $ 22.62 $ 47,040
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 500 0.06 0.53 $ 33.49 $ 69,670
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 440 0.17 1.57 $ 22.27 $ 46,320
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 430 0.45 4.26 $ 36.56 $ 76,050
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 320 0.16 1.55 $ 34.20 $ 71,130
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 290 0.16 1.49 $ 28.48 $ 59,240
Salt Lake City, UT 290 0.40 3.81 $ 20.34 $ 42,310
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 240 0.05 0.52 $ 31.09 $ 64,660
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 230 0.21 2.00 $ 35.16 $ 73,130




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 130 0.78 7.35 $ 22.29 $ 46,360
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 110 0.49 4.62 $ 18.55 $ 38,590
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 430 0.45 4.26 $ 36.56 $ 76,050
Salt Lake City, UT 290 0.40 3.81 $ 20.34 $ 42,310
Visalia-Porterville, CA 60 0.39 3.66 $ 24.12 $ 50,180
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 90 0.34 3.22 $ 19.68 $ 40,930
Provo-Orem, UT 80 0.30 2.84 $ 19.15 $ 39,840
Trenton, NJ 60 0.26 2.48 $ 25.85 $ 53,760
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 230 0.21 2.00 $ 35.16 $ 73,130
Pittsburgh, PA 220 0.20 1.93 $ 20.22 $ 42,050




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)
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 430 0.45 4.26 $ 36.56 $ 76,050
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 70 0.07 0.71 $ 35.63 $ 74,100
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 230 0.21 2.00 $ 35.16 $ 73,130
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,040 0.18 1.70 $ 34.95 $ 72,690
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 34.86 $ 72,500
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 320 0.16 1.55 $ 34.20 $ 71,130
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 160 0.11 1.03 $ 33.71 $ 70,110
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 500 0.06 0.53 $ 33.49 $ 69,670
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 70 0.07 0.68 $ 33.17 $ 69,000
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 160 0.07 0.63 $ 32.84 $ 68,300

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)
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 40 0.59 5.60 $ 20.72 $ 43,090
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 2.87 $ 18.00 $ 37,450
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 2.03 $ 22.34 $ 46,470
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 1.73 $ 18.52 $ 38,510

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)
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 40 0.59 5.60 $ 20.72 $ 43,090
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 2.87 $ 18.00 $ 37,450
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 2.03 $ 22.34 $ 46,470
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 1.73 $ 18.52 $ 38,510

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 (8) (8) (8) $ 23.80 $ 49,490
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 23.59 $ 49,060
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 2.03 $ 22.34 $ 46,470
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 40 0.59 5.60 $ 20.72 $ 43,090
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 1.73 $ 18.52 $ 38,510


About May 2020 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 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021