May 2011 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 nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 541100 - Legal Services.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, percent of establishments reporting the occupation, and the employment percent relative standard error, is available in the downloadable XLS files.

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

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NAICS 541100 - Legal Services

Occupation code Occupation title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Group Employment Employment RSE Percent of total employment Median hourly wage Mean hourly wage Annual mean wage Mean wage RSE
00-0000 All Occupations major 1,115,790 0.3% 100.00% $24.84 $36.78 $76,500 0.8%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 22,240 2.6% 1.99% $54.60 $63.45 $131,970 1.6%
11-1011 Chief Executives 1,650 7.2% 0.15% (5) $102.51 $213,220 4.1%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 9,570 4.3% 0.86% $53.89 $64.12 $133,370 2.8%
11-2021 Marketing Managers 1,320 6.5% 0.12% $56.99 $63.87 $132,850 3.0%
11-2022 Sales Managers (8) (8) (8) $77.62 $72.75 $151,310 7.7%
11-2031 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers 140 20.8% 0.01% $45.68 $55.25 $114,920 8.4%
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 3,060 5.2% 0.27% $43.69 $47.27 $98,320 1.8%
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 2,080 4.3% 0.19% $58.12 $62.66 $130,330 1.7%
11-3031 Financial Managers 2,310 4.8% 0.21% $53.40 $59.70 $124,180 2.4%
11-3111 Compensation and Benefits Managers 340 6.9% 0.03% $48.84 $52.53 $109,250 3.0%
11-3121 Human Resources Managers 590 5.4% 0.05% $53.78 $57.10 $118,760 2.3%
11-3131 Training and Development Managers 150 9.9% 0.01% $54.76 $60.00 $124,810 4.5%
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers (8) (8) (8) $27.59 $30.37 $63,180 9.0%
11-9199 Managers, All Other 640 12.6% 0.06% $54.14 $63.18 $131,400 8.3%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major 20,570 3.6% 1.84% $31.05 $33.59 $69,870 1.5%
13-1011 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes (8) (8) (8) $22.66 $41.41 $86,130 23.9%
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 110 30.2% 0.01% $27.92 $29.23 $60,810 7.1%
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 420 27.5% 0.04% $25.54 $27.71 $57,640 9.0%
13-1041 Compliance Officers 570 35.3% 0.05% $29.93 $27.90 $58,030 6.6%
13-1078 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other* 2,470 4.4% 0.22% $31.86 $33.86 $70,420 1.5%
13-1111 Management Analysts 720 25.6% 0.06% $34.84 $38.29 $79,640 6.5%
13-1121 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners* 210 11.4% 0.02% $24.65 $24.60 $51,170 2.8%
13-1141 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 800 6.7% 0.07% $32.37 $32.97 $68,580 1.6%
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists 610 7.6% 0.05% $32.97 $33.32 $69,310 1.8%
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists* 2,010 6.1% 0.18% $27.23 $29.42 $61,190 1.8%
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other* 2,640 14.1% 0.24% $32.56 $36.96 $76,870 7.9%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 7,040 5.6% 0.63% $33.56 $35.69 $74,230 1.7%
13-2041 Credit Analysts 90 45.3% 0.01% $22.00 $24.90 $51,800 9.6%
13-2051 Financial Analysts 490 13.9% 0.04% $33.61 $39.12 $81,370 5.9%
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 50 49.8% (7) $22.48 $26.03 $54,140 20.8%
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters (8) (8) (8) $14.08 $16.22 $33,730 5.9%
13-2072 Loan Officers 1,740 17.3% 0.16% $23.23 $28.55 $59,380 6.2%
13-2082 Tax Preparers 100 47.7% 0.01% $20.07 $18.06 $37,560 13.9%
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 230 26.2% 0.02% $27.95 $31.22 $64,930 4.6%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 14,140 2.9% 1.27% $32.25 $33.49 $69,650 0.9%
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts 1,810 6.1% 0.16% $36.95 $38.85 $80,810 2.0%
15-1131 Computer Programmers 330 20.9% 0.03% $36.81 $37.53 $78,060 2.4%
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications 450 19.3% 0.04% $38.12 $39.74 $82,660 6.7%
15-1133 Software Developers, Systems Software 250 21.2% 0.02% $43.51 $44.40 $92,360 1.8%
15-1141 Database Administrators 500 11.1% 0.05% $35.07 $35.48 $73,790 2.8%
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators* 3,850 3.8% 0.35% $36.79 $37.04 $77,040 1.3%
15-1150 Computer Support Specialists 5,380 3.8% 0.48% $26.18 $26.99 $56,140 1.2%
15-1179 Information Security Analysts, Web Developers, and Computer Network Architects 1,020 8.6% 0.09% $37.09 $38.02 $79,090 3.6%
15-1799 Computer Occupations, All Other* 420 14.0% 0.04% $30.97 $32.02 $66,590 2.7%
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 120 38.1% 0.01% $24.32 $30.82 $64,110 3.6%
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations major 120 28.7% 0.01% $31.68 $34.01 $70,730 6.9%
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations major 310 26.3% 0.03% $28.66 $37.34 $77,670 10.7%
19-2099 Physical Scientists, All Other 40 44.7% (7) $40.50 $44.76 $93,110 15.6%
21-0000 Community and Social Service Occupations major 730 28.8% 0.07% $20.82 $22.14 $46,060 6.7%
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 330 47.2% 0.03% $21.99 $22.95 $47,740 7.5%
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other (8) (8) (8) $22.92 $26.06 $54,200 11.1%
21-1798 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other* 170 44.5% 0.02% $15.65 $17.13 $35,620 18.6%
23-0000 Legal Occupations major 595,130 0.7% 53.34% $36.51 $49.76 $103,510 0.9%
23-1011 Lawyers 372,030 1.0% 33.34% $56.21 $65.95 $137,170 0.9%
23-1012 Judicial Law Clerks 6,170 10.0% 0.55% $17.63 $20.25 $42,130 3.4%
23-1022 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators 1,190 27.5% 0.11% $51.41 $48.13 $100,110 8.7%
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants* 183,240 1.8% 16.42% $21.44 $22.98 $47,790 0.6%
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 22,870 6.6% 2.05% $18.59 $20.02 $41,650 2.0%
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 9,620 8.8% 0.86% $21.90 $23.96 $49,830 3.8%
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations major 2,320 3.4% 0.21% $28.83 $30.05 $62,510 1.2%
25-4021 Librarians 1,730 3.8% 0.15% $32.26 $33.06 $68,750 1.2%
25-4031 Library Technicians 540 5.9% 0.05% $20.70 $21.13 $43,940 1.9%
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations major 1,930 16.2% 0.17% $29.63 $38.17 $79,400 13.2%
27-1024 Graphic Designers 230 31.7% 0.02% $22.48 $23.76 $49,420 4.9%
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 1,140 8.6% 0.10% $27.84 $33.42 $69,510 3.7%
27-3043 Writers and Authors 40 21.2% (7) $26.48 $28.39 $59,060 5.1%
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 100 41.6% 0.01% $25.77 $28.21 $58,670 16.1%
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 60 25.3% 0.01% $24.51 $25.33 $52,690 3.7%
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations major 650 25.3% 0.06% $23.80 $25.96 $53,990 8.5%
29-1111 Registered Nurses* 440 33.3% 0.04% $27.66 $29.65 $61,670 8.7%
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 160 45.1% 0.01% $13.20 $13.69 $28,480 12.2%
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations major 1,490 12.3% 0.13% $20.87 $25.08 $52,160 6.6%
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 1,300 13.6% 0.12% $21.36 $26.25 $54,600 7.0%
33-9032 Security Guards 160 21.5% 0.01% $14.34 $16.63 $34,590 10.6%
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations major 170 16.4% 0.02% $14.84 $15.05 $31,310 3.3%
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 70 28.9% 0.01% $10.21 $11.52 $23,970 7.7%
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations major 4,590 11.4% 0.41% $9.95 $11.93 $24,820 3.6%
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 70 18.3% 0.01% $24.68 $25.37 $52,760 8.4%
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3,750 12.4% 0.34% $9.32 $11.64 $24,220 4.2%
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 740 32.4% 0.07% $12.42 $12.07 $25,100 5.2%
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations major 70 30.5% 0.01% $14.38 $14.17 $29,460 8.2%
39-9011 Childcare Workers (8) (8) (8) $15.02 $13.08 $27,210 17.6%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 3,890 13.7% 0.35% $26.68 $34.37 $71,490 14.1%
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 110 28.7% 0.01% $32.82 $39.42 $81,990 8.1%
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 460 31.3% 0.04% $23.64 $27.17 $56,520 12.2%
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 2,140 18.9% 0.19% $30.94 $33.18 $69,010 5.3%
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers (8) (8) (8) $31.55 $28.16 $58,570 15.1%
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 660 37.2% 0.06% (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-9799 Sales and Related Workers, All Other* 320 43.9% 0.03% $11.33 $15.40 $32,040 17.5%
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 445,900 0.9% 39.96% $17.48 $18.86 $39,230 0.5%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 18,200 4.2% 1.63% $27.58 $29.02 $60,360 1.3%
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 3,260 6.3% 0.29% $15.08 $15.37 $31,960 1.5%
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 6,520 9.4% 0.58% $17.09 $18.71 $38,920 2.3%
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks 6,970 4.6% 0.62% $18.83 $19.77 $41,120 1.1%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 25,030 3.7% 2.24% $18.78 $19.49 $40,540 1.3%
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 970 9.4% 0.09% $20.91 $20.89 $43,450 2.4%
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 11.7% (7) $19.90 $19.71 $41,000 3.7%
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 150 47.1% 0.01% $16.84 $16.82 $34,990 2.7%
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 110 38.0% 0.01% $19.42 $19.22 $39,980 12.0%
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 60 41.4% 0.01% $16.10 $17.55 $36,500 13.8%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 3,380 15.8% 0.30% $16.72 $17.96 $37,350 3.5%
43-4071 File Clerks 17,100 4.0% 1.53% $13.37 $14.08 $29,290 1.0%
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan (8) (8) (8) $17.02 $17.28 $35,950 3.8%
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 560 9.7% 0.05% $17.12 $17.15 $35,660 2.3%
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 4,280 14.9% 0.38% $16.63 $16.82 $34,990 1.9%
43-4151 Order Clerks (8) (8) (8) $17.41 $18.26 $37,980 4.1%
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 970 5.5% 0.09% $21.79 $22.37 $46,530 1.9%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 29,060 4.0% 2.60% $13.19 $13.79 $28,690 1.0%
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 610 18.6% 0.05% $17.54 $18.18 $37,810 2.5%
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 8,290 7.0% 0.74% $11.22 $12.25 $25,490 2.5%
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 120 37.9% 0.01% $20.65 $20.89 $43,460 3.3%
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 270 24.3% 0.02% $16.29 $17.29 $35,960 6.9%
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 80 10.3% 0.01% $16.42 $16.71 $34,750 3.2%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 14,330 6.6% 1.28% $22.07 $23.80 $49,490 2.3%
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 191,400 1.6% 17.15% $20.52 $21.41 $44,540 0.6%
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 610 49.0% 0.05% $13.81 $14.80 $30,790 4.6%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 50,150 3.7% 4.49% $14.40 $15.29 $31,810 1.3%
43-9011 Computer Operators 90 23.2% 0.01% $19.52 $22.33 $46,450 14.4%
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 2,290 11.9% 0.20% $13.72 $14.57 $30,310 2.8%
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 5,390 6.3% 0.48% $19.90 $20.96 $43,600 1.6%
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 70 26.5% 0.01% $25.24 $25.19 $52,400 5.2%
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (8) (8) (8) $16.07 $17.05 $35,470 4.0%
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 2,430 6.7% 0.22% $14.45 $15.16 $31,530 1.7%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 47,260 3.9% 4.24% $12.38 $13.31 $27,680 1.2%
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 2,030 14.4% 0.18% $14.75 $15.87 $33,000 6.8%
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 770 21.8% 0.07% $17.90 $18.23 $37,910 4.3%
43-9799 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other* 2,210 15.0% 0.20% $16.40 $16.85 $35,040 3.0%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 690 15.2% 0.06% $17.86 $19.27 $40,080 5.4%
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 70 39.6% 0.01% $14.67 $17.59 $36,580 7.5%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 570 17.2% 0.05% $17.70 $18.67 $38,840 6.5%
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 810 34.6% 0.07% $11.51 $16.16 $33,610 13.5%
53-2012 Commercial Pilots (8) (8) (8) (4) (4) $73,930 13.5%
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other (8) (8) (8) $11.51 $15.46 $32,160 28.9%
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand (8) (8) (8) $10.40 $11.59 $24,120 6.2%

About May 2011 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.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $90.00 per hour or $187,199 per year.

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

(8) Estimate not released.




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Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012