Technical rules for salaries come from the Human Resources Manual of the Human Resources Division, Administrative Office of the United States Courts. Be aware of the technical rules listed below because they limit a judge's discretion and govern the actions of the human resource officials who will process your employment paperwork. Note particularly the educational substitutions necessary to be appointed at Grade 11 if you are beginning a clerkship immediately after graduation from law school. When you begin your clerkship, you will be asked to complete a form regarding your qualifications. Be sure to list any educational substitutions that apply.
If you have further questions about salaries not covered in the materials below, contact the human resources office of the jurisdiction in which your judge's chambers are located.