Judicial law clerks

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
20.9k
Average Age
37.3
Estimated Job Growth
3.47%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$58,032
Average Male Salary
$57,977
Average Female Salary
$58,065

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Judicial law clerks and on wages and locations for those in the field. Justice, public order, & safety activities is the industry that employs the most Judicial law clerks, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Judicial law clerks, by average wage, is Insurance carriers. Judicial law clerks are paid most in Battery Park City, Greenwich Village & Soho PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Chelsea, Clinton & Midtown Business District PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$58,032
AVERAGE SALARY
± $9,106

In 2020, Judicial law clerks earned an average of $58,032, $2,078 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Other engineering technologists and technicians, except drafters make somewhat more than Judicial law clerks while Artists & related workers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Judicial law clerks as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.477
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Judicial law clerks had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.477, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Judicial law clerks (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Judicial law clerks.

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Judicial law clerks, by average wage, are Insurance carriers, Justice, public order, & safety activities , and Public finance activities.

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Industries by Share

20.9k
2020 Workforce
± 3,553
5.71%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 23%

The number of people employed as Judicial law clerks has been growing at a rate of 5.71%, from 19,814 people in 2019 to 20,946 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Judicial law clerks employed by various industries. Justice, public order, & safety activities employs the largest share of Judicial law clerks at  62.1%, followed by Legal services with 27.3% and Executive offices & legislative bodies with 2.45%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Judicial law clerks in the US. The average age of male Judicial law clerks in the workforce is 34 and of female Judicial law clerks is 39.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Judicial law clerks is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

7.66k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 2,149
13.3k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 2,830

63.4% of Judicial law clerks are Female, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Judicial law clerks.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Judicial law clerks
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

66.8% of Judicial law clerks are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 10.6% of Judicial law clerks, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Judicial law clerks.

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Age by Sex

34
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 3.45
39.1
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.65

The median age of Judicial law clerks is 37.3, and Male employees are generally 5.12 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Judicial law clerks from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Judicial law clerks is Social Sciences but a relatively high number of Judicial law clerks hold a major in Legal.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Judicial law clerks from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Judicial law clerks need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Critical Thinking, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Judicial law clerks need more than the average amount of Writing, Reading Comprehension, and Active Learning.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Judicial Law Clerks from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Judicial Law Clerks are expected to see a growth of 3.47% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

3.47%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Judicial Law Clerks. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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