Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other

All legal support workers not listed separately.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
42,160 2.1 % $28.51 $59,310 5.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.78 $19.09 $24.91 $34.73 $47.66
Annual Wage (2) $30,740 $39,710 $51,800 $72,240 $99,140


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 15,160 0.75 $35.72 $74,290
Legal Services 7,760 0.69 $23.70 $49,290
State Government (OES Designation) 6,740 0.29 $25.22 $52,460
Local Government (OES Designation) 4,130 0.07 $23.84 $49,600
Insurance Carriers 1,780 0.15 $25.11 $52,230

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 15,160 0.75 $35.72 $74,290
Legal Services 7,760 0.69 $23.70 $49,290
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 80 0.32 $30.29 $63,010
State Government (OES Designation) 6,740 0.29 $25.22 $52,460
Other Investment Pools and Funds 70 0.19 $22.75 $47,330

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 240 0.06 $41.35 $86,010
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 15,160 0.75 $35.72 $74,290
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 140 0.01 $35.09 $72,980
Scientific Research and Development Services 140 0.02 $35.08 $72,970
Software Publishers 40 0.02 $31.45 $65,410


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 8,260 2.34 7.06 $44.41 $92,370
California 5,450 0.39 1.17 $28.51 $59,300
Texas 2,560 0.25 0.76 $23.65 $49,190
District of Columbia 1,710 2.68 8.07 $32.32 $67,220
Washington 1,690 0.63 1.89 $26.44 $55,000




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 1,710 2.68 8.07 $32.32 $67,220
Virginia 8,260 2.34 7.06 $44.41 $92,370
Washington 1,690 0.63 1.89 $26.44 $55,000
Maryland 1,420 0.58 1.73 $34.04 $70,790
Hawaii 330 0.57 1.73 $23.15 $48,150




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 8,260 2.34 7.06 $44.41 $92,370
Maryland 1,420 0.58 1.73 $34.04 $70,790
District of Columbia 1,710 2.68 8.07 $32.32 $67,220
New Jersey 520 0.14 0.41 $29.45 $61,260
California 5,450 0.39 1.17 $28.51 $59,300

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,410 0.37 1.11 $27.94 $58,120
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,250 0.25 0.75 $26.50 $55,110
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 830 0.87 2.63 $30.76 $63,980
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 770 0.57 1.72 $28.33 $58,920
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 740 0.34 1.02 $20.29 $42,190
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 740 0.21 0.63 $23.50 $48,880
Baltimore-Towson, MD 650 0.52 1.57 $26.90 $55,960
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 590 0.48 1.44 $32.88 $68,400
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 580 0.23 0.70 $26.08 $54,250
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 540 0.39 1.18 $24.56 $51,090




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Jefferson City, MO 390 5.41 16.32 $19.38 $40,300
Olympia, WA 350 3.75 11.32 $23.46 $48,800
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 470 1.12 3.37 $21.72 $45,180
Dover, DE 60 1.11 3.36 $22.89 $47,620
Tallahassee, FL 160 0.99 2.99 $20.55 $42,740
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 830 0.87 2.63 $30.76 $63,980
Greeley, CO 60 0.79 2.37 $20.78 $43,220
Charleston, WV 100 0.72 2.16 $21.40 $44,500
Honolulu, HI 290 0.70 2.10 $23.17 $48,190
Spokane, WA 130 0.65 1.97 $28.23 $58,710




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 260 0.47 1.42 $48.45 $100,780
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $43.60 $90,700
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 590 0.48 1.44 $32.88 $68,400
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 490 0.60 1.82 $32.56 $67,720
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 190 0.20 0.59 $31.36 $65,220
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 70 0.32 0.95 $31.28 $65,060
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 830 0.87 2.63 $30.76 $63,980
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $30.21 $62,830
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 40 0.48 1.44 $30.02 $62,450
Fresno, CA 130 0.43 1.29 $29.78 $61,930

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 150 0.70 2.10 $23.20 $48,250
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.35 1.05 $22.36 $46,510
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 80 0.56 1.68 $22.43 $46,660
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 70 0.44 1.32 $28.97 $60,260
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 60 0.30 0.91 $21.03 $43,730

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 150 0.70 2.10 $23.20 $48,250
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.63 1.90 $20.78 $43,210
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.62 1.86 $23.58 $49,040
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 60 0.56 1.70 $23.66 $49,210
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 80 0.56 1.68 $22.43 $46,660

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $38.49 $80,060
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.54 1.63 $33.92 $70,550
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 70 0.44 1.32 $28.97 $60,260
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 60 0.56 1.70 $23.66 $49,210
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.62 1.86 $23.58 $49,040


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(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.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011