Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
45,570 2.2 % $31.02 $64,530 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.88 $19.23 $25.92 $38.84 $58.92
Annual Wage (2) $30,960 $40,000 $53,920 $80,790 $122,560


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) 17,250 0.87 $40.57 $84,390
Legal Services 11,510 1.03 $23.67 $49,240
Local Government (OES Designation) 5,070 0.09 $25.12 $52,240
State Government (OES Designation) 4,960 0.23 $24.07 $50,070
Management of Companies and Enterprises 730 0.03 $29.76 $61,900

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 11,510 1.03 $23.67 $49,240
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 17,250 0.87 $40.57 $84,390
State Government (OES Designation) 4,960 0.23 $24.07 $50,070
Oil and Gas Extraction 270 0.14 $34.95 $72,700
Local Government (OES Designation) 5,070 0.09 $25.12 $52,240

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Information Services 70 0.03 $49.17 $102,270
Elementary and Secondary Schools 50 (7) $47.24 $98,260
Wired Telecommunications Carriers (8) (8) $42.26 $87,900
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 17,250 0.87 $40.57 $84,390
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 270 0.01 $38.19 $79,430


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 8,880 2.41 7.30 $48.87 $101,660
California 6,040 0.39 1.18 $26.39 $54,890
Florida 5,230 0.66 2.00 $21.28 $44,270
New York 2,620 0.29 0.88 $27.64 $57,480
Texas 2,260 0.19 0.59 $28.05 $58,340



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)
Virginia 8,880 2.41 7.30 $48.87 $101,660
District of Columbia 1,440 2.13 6.45 $34.10 $70,940
Delaware 360 0.82 2.48 $32.28 $67,130
Maryland 1,710 0.66 1.99 $37.95 $78,940
Florida 5,230 0.66 2.00 $21.28 $44,270



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 8,880 2.41 7.30 $48.87 $101,660
Maryland 1,710 0.66 1.99 $37.95 $78,940
Oklahoma 200 0.13 0.38 $37.52 $78,030
District of Columbia 1,440 2.13 6.45 $34.10 $70,940
Delaware 360 0.82 2.48 $32.28 $67,130




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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 9,690 4.01 12.13 $48.22 $100,290
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,750 0.67 2.03 $23.89 $49,700
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,690 0.26 0.79 $28.69 $59,670
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,120 1.02 3.10 $23.78 $49,450
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 980 0.81 2.44 $19.70 $40,970
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 860 0.63 1.89 $30.64 $63,740
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 830 0.83 2.52 $20.96 $43,590
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 830 0.63 1.90 $30.83 $64,120
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 690 0.62 1.87 $19.79 $41,170
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 660 0.65 1.97 $30.96 $64,400



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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 9,690 4.01 12.13 $48.22 $100,290
Jefferson City, MO 260 3.69 11.16 $17.98 $37,400
Tallahassee, FL 250 1.56 4.73 $21.09 $43,880
Salem, OR 180 1.18 3.58 $24.71 $51,400
Dover, DE 70 1.13 3.41 $23.36 $48,590
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 630 1.10 3.34 $41.36 $86,030
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 480 1.09 3.29 $23.58 $49,050
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,120 1.02 3.10 $23.78 $49,450
Gainesville, FL 120 0.93 2.82 $17.73 $36,870
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 140 0.87 2.64 $17.49 $36,380



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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 9,690 4.01 12.13 $48.22 $100,290
Austin-Round Rock, TX 350 0.38 1.15 $45.66 $94,980
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 90 0.08 0.26 $42.88 $89,190
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 630 1.10 3.34 $41.36 $86,030
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 330 0.32 0.98 $41.06 $85,400
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 130 0.22 0.68 $39.74 $82,660
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 200 0.19 0.56 $38.49 $80,050
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 200 0.57 1.74 $37.86 $78,740
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 40 0.14 0.42 $34.30 $71,340
Pittsburgh, PA 140 0.12 0.37 $34.25 $71,230

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)
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 70 0.79 2.40 $23.05 $47,940
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 0.81 $23.84 $49,590
Big Thicket Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.43 1.30 $10.50 $21,840
Northeast Kansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 0.95 $23.24 $48,350
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.42 1.27 $29.12 $60,570

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)
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 70 0.79 2.40 $23.05 $47,940
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.55 1.66 $28.22 $58,700
Southwest Washington nonmetropolitan area 30 0.49 1.48 $23.00 $47,830
Big Thicket Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.43 1.30 $10.50 $21,840
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.42 1.27 $29.12 $60,570

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)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 0.51 $44.02 $91,550
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.42 1.27 $29.12 $60,570
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.55 1.66 $28.22 $58,700
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $27.46 $57,110
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 0.92 $26.28 $54,660


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.

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

(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