Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

23-1011 Lawyers

Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.


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)
603,310 0.7 % $64.17 $133,470 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $26.64 $36.36 $55.27 $82.95 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $55,400 $75,630 $114,970 $172,540 (5)


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)
Legal Services 378,730 33.59 $66.88 $139,110
Local Government (OES Designation) 52,440 0.99 $46.87 $97,500
State Government (OES Designation) 39,790 1.82 $41.01 $85,310
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 34,220 1.73 $64.34 $133,830
Management of Companies and Enterprises 16,940 0.77 $81.68 $169,890

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Legal Services 378,730 33.59 $66.88 $139,110
State Government (OES Designation) 39,790 1.82 $41.01 $85,310
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 34,220 1.73 $64.34 $133,830
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 290 1.23 $70.59 $146,820
Insurance Carriers 11,760 1.01 $67.02 $139,410

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing 50 0.04 $100.83 $209,730
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing (8) (8) $97.35 $202,480
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 420 0.11 $96.90 $201,560
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 1,800 0.41 $96.49 $200,700
Other Information Services 1,020 0.49 $95.98 $199,640


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)
New York 71,150 8.08 1.81 $74.20 $154,340
California 70,590 4.67 1.05 $76.06 $158,200
Florida 43,540 5.68 1.27 $58.66 $122,020
Texas 40,290 3.59 0.80 $67.91 $141,240
District of Columbia 31,420 46.57 10.43 $81.13 $168,740



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 31,420 46.57 10.43 $81.13 $168,740
New York 71,150 8.08 1.81 $74.20 $154,340
Delaware 2,880 6.79 1.52 $70.16 $145,940
Florida 43,540 5.68 1.27 $58.66 $122,020
Massachusetts 17,180 5.17 1.16 $69.24 $144,030



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 31,420 46.57 10.43 $81.13 $168,740
California 70,590 4.67 1.05 $76.06 $158,200
New York 71,150 8.08 1.81 $74.20 $154,340
Delaware 2,880 6.79 1.52 $70.16 $145,940
Massachusetts 17,180 5.17 1.16 $69.24 $144,030




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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 55,480 10.29 2.31 $80.56 $167,560
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 41,460 17.43 3.90 $77.76 $161,730
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 24,350 6.00 1.34 $82.27 $171,130
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 23,280 6.21 1.39 $60.77 $126,400
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 13,610 7.58 1.70 $72.96 $151,750
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 13,450 7.23 1.62 $66.04 $137,360
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 12,670 4.45 1.00 $78.40 $163,070
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 12,110 5.07 1.14 $66.91 $139,160
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 10,260 9.45 2.12 $82.65 $171,910
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 10,080 4.50 1.01 $69.58 $144,730