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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
45,080 2.4 % $34.06 $70,840 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.42 $21.13 $28.08 $44.74 $64.76
Annual Wage (2) $32,070 $43,950 $58,400 $93,050 $134,710


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) 15,970 0.79 $45.58 $94,800
Legal Services 11,300 0.99 $26.75 $55,650
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 5,830 0.27 $25.17 $52,360
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 4,560 0.08 $27.58 $57,370
Management of Companies and Enterprises 710 0.03 $34.69 $72,160

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 11,300 0.99 $26.75 $55,650
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 15,970 0.79 $45.58 $94,800
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 5,830 0.27 $25.17 $52,360
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 230 0.13 $24.48 $50,920
Social Advocacy Organizations 250 0.11 $25.40 $52,840

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 30 0.01 $58.64 $121,960
Software Publishers 150 0.04 $48.61 $101,110
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution (8) (8) $48.36 $100,600
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 15,970 0.79 $45.58 $94,800
Oil and Gas Extraction 150 0.10 $43.65 $90,790


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)
California 8,140 0.47 1.53 $27.15 $56,470
Virginia 6,990 1.80 5.87 $54.47 $113,290
Texas 2,440 0.20 0.64 $28.55 $59,380
District of Columbia 2,430 3.36 10.94 $36.45 $75,820
Florida 2,330 0.26 0.86 $29.52 $61,410




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 2,430 3.36 10.94 $36.45 $75,820
Virginia 6,990 1.80 5.87 $54.47 $113,290
Maryland 2,050 0.76 2.48 $39.42 $82,000
Colorado 1,790 0.67 2.17 $31.37 $65,250
Delaware 250 0.55 1.78 $31.63 $65,790




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 6,990 1.80 5.87 $54.47 $113,290
Maryland 2,050 0.76 2.48 $39.42 $82,000
Massachusetts 320 0.09 0.29 $39.09 $81,320
Pennsylvania 970 0.16 0.53 $36.57 $76,070
Washington 830 0.25 0.81 $36.57 $76,060





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 9,600 3.02 9.84 $50.95 $105,980
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,290 0.53 1.72 $25.99 $54,060
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,110 0.22 0.71 $30.69 $63,830
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,150 0.31 1.02 $28.59 $59,470
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,140 0.82 2.69 $33.32 $69,300
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 970 0.65 2.10 $21.51 $44,740
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 910 0.33 1.08 $29.28 $60,900
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 790 0.30 0.97 $27.69 $57,600
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 640 0.32 1.03 $38.24 $79,530
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 600 0.13 0.42 $31.74 $66,030




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 9,600 3.02 9.84 $50.95 $105,980
Dover, DE 130 1.96 6.37 $23.69 $49,280
Jefferson City, MO 120 1.65 5.38 $21.78 $45,300
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 400 0.88 2.88 $26.81 $55,760
Colorado Springs, CO 240 0.83 2.70 $29.54 $61,440
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,140 0.82 2.69 $33.32 $69,300
Greeley, CO 70 0.68 2.22 $31.53 $65,580
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 970 0.65 2.10 $21.51 $44,740
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 570 0.54 1.77 $27.97 $58,170
Tallahassee, FL 90 0.53 1.73 $26.68 $55,500




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 9,600 3.02 9.84 $50.95 $105,980
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 50 0.15 0.50 $45.54 $94,710
Austin-Round Rock, TX 160 0.15 0.50 $42.52 $88,440
Raleigh, NC 150 0.24 0.78 $42.17 $87,720
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 160 0.28 0.90 $41.79 $86,930
Charlottesville, VA 40 0.35 1.13 $39.05 $81,230
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 290 0.10 0.34 $38.51 $80,110
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 640 0.32 1.03 $38.24 $79,530
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $37.87 $78,770
Salisbury, MD-DE 40 0.22 0.73 $37.28 $77,550

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.33 1.07 $26.28 $54,650
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 120 0.53 1.74 $22.60 $47,000
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 90 0.45 1.47 $25.37 $52,780
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 0.68 2.22 $27.42 $57,030
Maryland nonmetropolitan area 50 0.85 2.77 $27.94 $58,120

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)
Maryland nonmetropolitan area 50 0.85 2.77 $27.94 $58,120
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 0.68 2.22 $27.42 $57,030
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.59 1.93 $25.37 $52,780
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 120 0.53 1.74 $22.60 $47,000
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 90 0.45 1.47 $25.37 $52,780

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 40 0.20 0.64 $55.68 $115,810
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.33 1.06 $40.96 $85,200
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $29.29 $60,920
Nevada nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $28.20 $58,660
Maryland nonmetropolitan area 50 0.85 2.77 $27.94 $58,120


About May 2019 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020