May 2005 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 541100 - Legal Services


These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 541100 - Legal Services.

These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, are available in the downloadable Excel files (XLS).

NAICS Industry 541100 - Legal Services is part of: NAICS 541000 - Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services.

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NAICS 541100 - Legal Services

All Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 1,164,070 100.00% $20.75 $29.92 $62,220 1.0 %
 
Management Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 20,760 1.78% $43.08 $50.08 $104,170 1.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 2,010 0.17% (5) $77.65 $161,510 2.2 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 8,170 0.70% $45.44 $52.95 $110,130 2.0 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 40 (7) $39.96 $44.38 $92,310 13.6 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 1,290 0.11% $41.99 $49.62 $103,210 8.7 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 140 0.01% $47.41 $52.65 $109,510 13.4 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 70 0.01% $40.17 $45.60 $94,850 5.5 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 2,710 0.23% $35.06 $36.59 $76,110 1.7 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 1,820 0.16% $44.81 $48.76 $101,420 1.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 2,370 0.20% $40.31 $45.92 $95,500 2.3 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 610 0.05% $35.44 $37.23 $77,440 1.7 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 70 0.01% $40.92 $43.08 $89,610 4.5 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 370 0.03% $42.80 $45.71 $95,070 2.4 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers (8) (8) $13.24 $15.41 $32,040 15.7 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers (8) (8) $29.61 $29.36 $61,070 10.5 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 650 0.06% $33.95 $37.74 $78,500 9.8 %
 
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 18,400 1.58% $22.96 $26.04 $54,160 2.9 %
13-1011 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes 140 0.01% $38.79 $39.69 $82,540 4.8 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products (8) (8) $23.88 $26.68 $55,500 5.3 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 290 0.02% $25.91 $26.45 $55,010 3.4 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 190 0.02% $26.12 $28.61 $59,500 6.1 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 630 0.05% $26.48 $28.89 $60,090 1.7 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 510 0.04% $26.24 $27.36 $56,920 1.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 560 0.05% $27.34 $27.79 $57,800 1.9 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 450 0.04% $26.57 $28.56 $59,410 1.7 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 290 0.02% $33.40 $38.07 $79,180 6.2 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 110 0.01% $20.59 $21.28 $44,260 3.8 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 1,950 0.17% $24.21 $30.52 $63,480 16.0 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 8,790 0.76% $23.21 $25.51 $53,070 2.7 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (8) (8) $12.86 $14.04 $29,210 5.6 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 100 0.01% $35.74 $38.04 $79,130 4.7 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 200 0.02% $17.46 $21.83 $45,410 9.4 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 250 0.02% $32.57 $36.46 $75,830 4.0 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 170 0.01% $30.38 $39.07 $81,250 14.3 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters (8) (8) $23.36 $21.79 $45,330 2.9 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners (8) (8) $17.67 $21.14 $43,980 19.4 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 2,090 0.18% $19.92 $23.15 $48,160 6.7 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 220 0.02% $16.55 $18.45 $38,380 11.6 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 180 0.02% $21.45 $26.97 $56,100 10.6 %
 
Computer and Mathematical Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 13,900 1.19% $26.32 $28.02 $58,290 0.9 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 470 0.04% $31.77 $32.24 $67,060 2.4 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 330 0.03% $35.65 $35.83 $74,520 2.2 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 180 0.02% $36.55 $37.51 $78,010 3.9 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 5,770 0.50% $21.64 $22.62 $47,040 1.1 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 2,290 0.20% $31.01 $32.54 $67,690 2.6 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 260 0.02% $30.72 $31.02 $64,510 2.4 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 3,630 0.31% $29.62 $31.06 $64,610 1.0 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 570 0.05% $31.46 $31.59 $65,700 3.1 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 260 0.02% $25.25 $26.83 $55,810 3.8 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 60 0.01% $31.07 $30.90 $64,280 2.4 %
 
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations (8) (8) $25.23 $27.53 $57,260 9.0 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (8) (8) $12.90 $13.60 $28,290 8.0 %
 
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1,110 0.10% $25.90 $29.52 $61,390 3.2 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 990 0.09% $25.84 $29.35 $61,050 3.5 %
 
Community and Social Services Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 580 0.05% $19.35 $19.02 $39,560 5.8 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 100 0.01% $18.70 $19.48 $40,520 3.4 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other (8) (8) $19.85 $18.14 $37,720 14.8 %
 
Legal Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 569,280 48.90% $32.56 $42.34 $88,060 1.2 %
23-1011 Lawyers 355,860 30.57% $50.43 $55.92 $116,310 1.1 %
23-1022 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators 660 0.06% $24.37 $31.02 $64,530 12.9 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 162,540 13.96% $19.24 $20.34 $42,300 0.7 %
23-2091 Court Reporters (8) (8) $20.25 $19.97 $41,540 3.4 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 18,550 1.59% $15.46 $16.67 $34,670 2.2 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 26,890 2.31% $15.91 $17.43 $36,260 2.1 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 4,720 0.41% $18.21 $20.86 $43,400 7.6 %
 
Education, Training, and Library Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 2,970 0.26% $23.48 $24.60 $51,180 1.1 %
25-4021 Librarians 1,870 0.16% $27.03 $28.12 $58,490 1.1 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 880 0.08% $17.04 $17.95 $37,340 1.5 %
 
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1,260 0.11% $21.25 $24.65 $51,270 5.2 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 200 0.02% $22.95 $25.28 $52,590 9.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 680 0.06% $22.63 $26.62 $55,370 6.5 %
27-3041 Editors 30 (7) $25.02 $26.48 $55,080 6.3 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 50 (7) $22.44 $23.70 $49,290 12.8 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 40 (7) $18.05 $22.53 $46,850 9.1 %
 
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 370 0.03% $24.66 $32.35 $67,290 12.1 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 300 0.03% $24.91 $29.38 $61,120 11.1 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians (8) (8) $15.12 $14.68 $30,530 3.2 %
 
Protective Service Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 1,990 0.17% $16.79 $18.89 $39,290 3.4 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 50 (7) $18.64 $23.86 $49,630 11.2 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 1,180 0.10% $18.62 $20.82 $43,300 4.4 %
33-9032 Security Guards 260 0.02% $13.50 $14.13 $29,400 5.7 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other (8) (8) $14.86 $16.30 $33,910 4.9 %
 
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 340 0.03% $13.52 $13.29 $27,640 3.1 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 140 0.01% $13.69 $13.81 $28,730 4.1 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 50 (7) $13.09 $12.91 $26,850 7.2 %
 
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 5,360 0.46% $8.92 $9.84 $20,480 3.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 80 0.01% $19.23 $20.24 $42,100 6.6 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 4,360 0.37% $8.88 $9.77 $20,330 4.1 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 770 0.07% $8.63 $9.10 $18,920 4.3 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers (8) (8) $11.33 $10.18 $21,170 12.0 %
 
Personal Care and Service Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 160 0.01% $6.57 $8.89 $18,480 13.5 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers (8) (8) $6.69 $8.47 $17,630 23.2 %
 
Sales and Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 3,150 0.27% $18.35 $22.76 $47,330 5.3 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 130 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-2011 Cashiers (8) (8) $8.53 $9.73 $20,230 7.5 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 90 0.01% $16.77 $19.83 $41,240 11.4 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 1,570 0.13% $20.98 $24.53 $51,020 5.7 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 880 0.08% $16.23 $19.70 $40,980 8.9 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 230 0.02% $15.96 $17.86 $37,150 9.6 %
 
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 522,760 44.91% $15.22 $16.35 $34,010 0.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 19,090 1.64% $24.22 $25.71 $53,480 1.6 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 5,220 0.45% $12.42 $12.89 $26,800 1.4 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 10,800 0.93% $14.41 $15.48 $32,190 2.0 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 7,190 0.62% $16.20 $16.79 $34,920 1.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 27,540 2.37% $16.08 $16.51 $34,340 1.0 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 1,160 0.10% $18.01 $17.58 $36,560 1.9 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 (7) $16.84 $16.69 $34,710 5.2 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 120 0.01% $13.04 $13.71 $28,520 4.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,800 0.15% $16.61 $16.57 $34,470 4.3 %
43-4071 File Clerks 22,050 1.89% $10.59 $11.18 $23,260 1.1 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 120 0.01% $18.88 $18.68 $38,860 8.6 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 1,010 0.09% $13.80 $13.87 $28,850 1.5 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 7,160 0.62% $15.62 $16.01 $33,300 1.6 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 90 0.01% $11.21 $11.77 $24,470 3.6 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 1,610 0.14% $17.71 $18.29 $38,040 2.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 33,540 2.88% $11.36 $11.67 $24,260 1.3 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 590 0.05% $14.05 $15.05 $31,310 4.1 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 12,460 1.07% $9.38 $10.16 $21,130 1.4 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 60 0.01% $15.96 $17.25 $35,870 3.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 230 0.02% $16.62 $17.99 $37,410 4.1 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 140 0.01% $12.97 $13.69 $28,480 3.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 18,770 1.61% $18.51 $19.44 $40,430 2.2 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 230,200 19.78% $18.21 $18.87 $39,250 0.6 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 190 0.02% $13.32 $13.51 $28,090 5.1 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 49,180 4.22% $12.48 $13.00 $27,050 1.3 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 470 0.04% $15.74 $15.95 $33,170 2.6 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 3,050 0.26% $10.98 $11.55 $24,030 2.5 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 10,270 0.88% $16.89 $17.70 $36,820 1.4 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 100 0.01% $15.55 $17.95 $37,340 8.4 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 570 0.05% $14.04 $14.81 $30,810 3.9 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 2,960 0.25% $12.07 $12.54 $26,080 1.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 47,570 4.09% $10.62 $11.22 $23,340 1.1 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 2,610 0.22% $12.27 $12.81 $26,650 1.3 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 500 0.04% $17.09 $17.16 $35,700 2.6 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants (8) (8) $10.93 $11.73 $24,400 7.4 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 3,270 0.28% $11.70 $12.52 $26,040 7.7 %
 
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations (8) (8) (8) (8) (8) (8)
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals (8) (8) $8.15 $8.03 $16,700 8.9 %
 
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 700 0.06% $11.88 $13.74 $28,590 4.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 30 (7) $35.21 $35.57 $73,990 3.3 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 600 0.05% $10.66 $12.35 $25,690 5.5 %
 
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 310 0.03% $12.26 $14.79 $30,770 9.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services (8) (8) $6.37 $7.94 $16,520 20.2 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 50 (7) $19.52 $19.03 $39,580 7.7 %

About May 2005 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour or $145,600 per year.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimates not released.

(9) Wage data for this occupation were removed because of reporting errors.




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Last Modified Date: November 10, 2008