Judicial law clerks

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Total Workforce
18.6k
Average Age
37.4
Average Salary
$57,785
Average Male Salary
$57,447
Average Female Salary
$58,022

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Judicial law clerks are most often employed by the Justice, public order, & safety activities  industry. The average yearly wage for Judicial law clerks was $57,785 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Judicial law clerks by wage are Paramedics, Other healthcare practitioners & technical Occupations, and Precision instrument & equipment repairers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Judicial law clerks are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Judicial law clerks are .

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 District of Columbia (Central) PUMA, DC but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$57,785
AVERAGE SALARY
± $12,272

In 2018, Judicial law clerks earned an average of $57,785, $3,896 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Paramedics make somewhat more than Judicial law clerks while Precision instrument & equipment repairers 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

0.438
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Judicial law clerks had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.438, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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

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

18.6k
2018 Workforce
± 3,344
-2.32%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 25.9%

The number of people employed as Judicial law clerks has been declining at a rate of -2.32%, from 18,993 people in 2017 to 18,553 people in 2018.

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  51.8%, followed by Legal services with 31.4% and Executive offices & legislative bodies with 3.95%.

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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 32.8 and of female Judicial law clerks is 40.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Judicial law clerks is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

7.65k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 2,147
10.9k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 2,564

58.8% 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. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

64.5% of Judicial law clerks are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 12.7% 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

32.8
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 3.02
40.7
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.99

The median age of Judicial law clerks is 37.4, and Male employees are generally 7.86 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 Philosophy and Religious Studies.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degree-majorss. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree-majors 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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