Judicial law clerks

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2019 Workforce
25.6k
Average Age
37
Estimated Job Growth
5.71%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$58,037
Average Male Salary
$50,206
Average Female Salary
$62,120

About

Judicial law clerks are most often employed by the Justice, public order, & safety activities  industry. The average yearly wage for Judicial law clerks was $58,037 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Judicial law clerks by wage are Electricians, Other engineering technologists and technicians, except drafters, and Logisticians.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Judicial law clerks are San Diego City (Southwest/Central Coastal) PUMA, CA and District of Columbia (Central) PUMA, DC. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Judicial law clerks are San Diego City (Southwest/Central Coastal) PUMA, CA and District of Columbia (Central) PUMA, DC.

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 Justice, public order, & safety activities . Judicial law clerks are paid most in Denver City (Southeast) PUMA, CO but are relatively concentrated in San Diego City (Southwest/Central Coastal) PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$58,037
AVERAGE SALARY
± $8,215

In 2019, Judicial law clerks earned an average of $58,037, $2,513 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Other engineering technologists and technicians, except drafters make somewhat more than Judicial law clerks while Electricians 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

0.373
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Judicial law clerks had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.373, 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

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Judicial law clerks.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Judicial law clerks

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

Most Common

The most common industries employing Judicial law clerks, by number of employees, are Justice, public order, & safety activities , Legal services, and Executive offices & legislative bodies.

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Industries by Share

25.6k
2019 Workforce
± 3,931
38.2%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 17.1%

The number of people employed as Judicial law clerks has been growing at a rate of 38.2%, from 18,553 people in 2018 to 25,642 people in 2019.

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  67.4%, followed by Legal services with 25.4% and Executive offices & legislative bodies with 1.21%.

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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 33.3 and of female Judicial law clerks is 39, and the most common race/ethnicity for Judicial law clerks is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

8.79k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 2,301
16.9k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 3,187

65.7% of Judicial law clerks are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender 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)

60.6% of Judicial law clerks are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 15% 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 Gender

33.3
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 3.31
39
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.32

The median age of Judicial law clerks is 37, and Male employees are generally 5.71 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 History.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.
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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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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Judicial law clerks from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 6.85%, but Judicial law clerks are expected to see a growth of 5.71% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

5.71%
ESTIMATED GROWTH
6.85%
NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2018 to 2028) for Judicial law clerks. This profession is expected to grow lower than 6.85%, the average rate of national job growth.

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