Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

23-1012 Judicial Law Clerks

Assist judges in court or by conducting research or preparing legal documents. Excludes "Lawyers" (23-1011) and "Paralegals and Legal Assistants" (23-2011).


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)
12,660 1.2 % $28.81 $59,910 3.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.30 $19.51 $24.39 $33.87 $52.27
Annual Wage (2) $31,820 $40,580 $50,740 $70,450 $108,730


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)
Local Government (OES Designation) 5,850 0.11 $21.69 $45,120

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 5,850 0.11 $21.69 $45,120

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 5,850 0.11 $21.69 $45,120


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)
Maryland 1,180 0.45 4.95 $31.35 $65,200
Pennsylvania 1,140 0.20 2.18 $21.04 $43,770
New York 680 0.08 0.82 $56.93 $118,420
Texas 650 0.06 0.61 $21.64 $45,010
New Jersey 540 0.14 1.52 $23.14 $48,130



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)
Maryland 1,180 0.45 4.95 $31.35 $65,200
Utah 400 0.30 3.26 $17.35 $36,080
Pennsylvania 1,140 0.20 2.18 $21.04 $43,770
Arizona 490 0.19 2.04 $20.26 $42,140
West Virginia 130 0.18 1.98 $24.29 $50,530



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 680 0.08 0.82 $56.93 $118,420
Connecticut 240 0.15 1.60 $37.79 $78,600
Illinois 360 0.06 0.67 $33.37 $69,410
North Dakota 40 0.08 0.91 $32.80 $68,230
Maryland 1,180 0.45 4.95 $31.35 $65,200




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)
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 750 0.57 6.19 $32.23 $67,030
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 320 0.17 1.83 (8) (8)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 310 0.05 0.51 $32.32 $67,220
Pittsburgh, PA 280 0.24 2.65 $21.90 $45,560
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 250 0.07 0.77 (8) (8)
Austin-Round Rock, TX 250 0.27 2.94 $22.04 $45,830
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 250 0.13 1.43 $21.17 $44,040
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 210 0.13 1.46 $27.00 $56,170
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 200 0.08 0.88 $25.76 $53,580
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 200 0.08 0.89 $29.10 $60,530



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)
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 750 0.57 6.19 $32.23 $67,030
Tucson, AZ 140 0.40 4.40 $19.46 $40,470
Lafayette, LA 90 0.39 4.27 $21.43 $44,580
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 80 0.36 3.96 $17.37 $36,120
Provo-Orem, UT 60 0.30 3.22 $15.85 $32,970
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 70 0.30 3.26 $18.27 $38,010
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 30 0.30 3.30 $29.25 $60,830
Salt Lake City, UT 190 0.29 3.11 $17.78 $36,980
Salisbury, MD-DE 40 0.28 3.02 $29.27 $60,870
Austin-Round Rock, TX 250 0.27 2.94 $22.04 $45,830



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)
Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division 60 0.20 2.22 $32.41 $67,420
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 310 0.05 0.51 $32.32 $67,220
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 750 0.57 6.19 $32.23 $67,030
Salisbury, MD-DE 40 0.28 3.02 $29.27 $60,870
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 30 0.30 3.30 $29.25 $60,830
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 200 0.08 0.89 $29.10 $60,530
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 90 0.10 1.05 $28.71 $59,710
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 110 0.12 1.34 $28.11 $58,460
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $27.46 $57,110
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 210 0.13 1.46 $27.00 $56,170

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)
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 80 0.42 4.62 $18.25 $37,960
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 3.55 $14.70 $30,570
Upper Eastern Shore of Maryland nonmetropolitan area 40 0.78 8.53 $30.74 $63,950
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 2.36 $24.47 $50,890

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)
Upper Eastern Shore of Maryland nonmetropolitan area 40 0.78 8.53 $30.74 $63,950
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 80 0.42 4.62 $18.25 $37,960
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 3.55 $14.70 $30,570
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 2.36 $24.47 $50,890

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)
Upper Eastern Shore of Maryland nonmetropolitan area 40 0.78 8.53 $30.74 $63,950
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 2.36 $24.47 $50,890
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 80 0.42 4.62 $18.25 $37,960
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 3.55 $14.70 $30,570


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016