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Law Clerk - Federal Salaries of 2017

Pay Rates for "Law Clerk"

How much does a Law Clerk in the federal government get paid? $74,256.09* *Based on the 2017 average.

Law Clerk was the 293rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2017, with 303 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2017, the Executive Office for Immigration Review hired the most employees titled Law Clerk, with an average salary of $66,810.

Agencies that have hired a Law Clerk

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Executive Office for Immigration Review 87 $66,809.69
U.S. Tax Court 39 $94,935.03
Offices, Boards and Divisions 35 $69,647.26
Internal Revenue Service 33 $81,289.42
Office of Secretary of Labor 16 $65,176.50
National Labor Relations Board 9 $66,597.44
Office of Comptroller of Currency 7 $111,603.29
Federal Trade Commission 7 $66,510.00
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 6 $66,533.67
Federal Communications Commission 4 $66,510.00
Civilian Board of Contract Appeals 4 $49,956.50
Securities and Exchange Commission 4 $106,210.50
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 4 $67,064.25
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 4 $71,475.50
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 4 $66,510.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 4 $89,734.00
U.S. Trustee Program 3 $65,177.67
Environmental Protection Agency 3 $67,951.33
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 3 $66,510.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 2 $66,510.00
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 2 $0.00
Food and Drug Administration 2 $66,510.00
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 2 $86,460.00
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 2 $60,367.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 1 $68,666.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 1 $65,228.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 1 $63,161.00
Federal Bureau of Investigation 1 $66,510.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 1 $60,210.00
Department of Energy 1 $54,972.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 1 $65,767.00
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 1 $66,510.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 1 $66,317.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 1 $100,890.00
Headquarters, Nasa 1 $66,510.00
Office of Special Counsel 1 $68,727.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 1 $66,510.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 1 $67,180.00
Board of Veterans Appeals 1 $123,223.00
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 1 $68,727.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 1 $60,210.00

Law Clerk Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Law Clerk is $74,256.09. The highest paid Law Clerk made $126,958 in 2017.

Common Law Clerk Payscales

Payscale Number of Law Clerk Employees
GS - General Schedule 285
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 7
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 4
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 4
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 2
CG - Corporate Graded 1

Average Law Clerk Pay Trend from 2004 to 2017

In 2004, the average pay for a Law Clerk was $56,832. Since then, the average pay has increased to $74,256 in 2017.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 0904.

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