Vermont Law School's Guide to State Judicial Clerkship Procedures, has some limited information about clerkship salaries for most state courts. To access the Guide, go to http://vermontlaw.edu/career. Click on "Resources" at the top of the page, then click on "Judicial Clerkship and Internship Resources." Then click on "Guide to State Judicial Clerkships." Enter the username "long" and the password "trail." Because each state has different salary structures, the best resource for determining state court clerkship salaries is from each state's respective Clerk of Court's office.
Salaries for judicial clerks serving in federal courts are standardized into "grades" and "steps" and then adjusted for location. The applicable grade and step depend mainly on experience and bar membership and secondarily on the discretion of the judge. For more information on the grade and step applicable to you, click on "Technical Rules" below.
In the year 2008, the general starting salary for JSP Grade 11 was approximately $48,148 and for Grade 12, $57,709. These salaries differ depending on the location of the court due to "local pay differentials" (in essence, cost-of-living adjustments). For example, in Chicago the 2008 starting salary for JSP Grade 11 was $59,299 and for JSP Grade 12, $71,074. All federal salary tables can be found by clicking here.