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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
16,350 1.8 % $28.63 $59,540 2.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.29 $20.07 $25.74 $34.04 $45.93
Annual Wage (2) $33,890 $41,740 $53,540 $70,800 $95,530


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, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 8,230 0.15 $25.38 $52,790
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 8,000 0.37 $32.07 $66,710

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 8,000 0.37 $32.07 $66,710
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 8,230 0.15 $25.38 $52,790

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 8,000 0.37 $32.07 $66,710
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 8,230 0.15 $25.38 $52,790


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 3,420 0.20 1.78 $30.58 $63,610
Pennsylvania 1,070 0.18 1.61 $19.50 $40,550
Georgia 730 0.17 1.48 $25.45 $52,940
New York 700 0.07 0.66 $58.23 $121,110
Washington 570 0.17 1.54 $29.85 $62,100




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)
Utah 480 0.33 2.90 $18.67 $38,820
California 3,420 0.20 1.78 $30.58 $63,610
Pennsylvania 1,070 0.18 1.61 $19.50 $40,550
Montana 80 0.18 1.60 $19.47 $40,500
Washington 570 0.17 1.54 $29.85 $62,100




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 700 0.07 0.66 $58.23 $121,110
Connecticut 200 0.12 1.08 $37.28 $77,550
North Dakota 30 0.08 0.68 $34.42 $71,580
Illinois 330 0.06 0.49 $33.89 $70,490
Nevada (8) (8) (8) $33.12 $68,890





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,010 0.17 1.47 $33.37 $69,420
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 530 0.19 1.64 $20.33 $42,280
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 520 0.05 0.48 $33.10 $68,840
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 310 0.16 1.39 $30.75 $63,960
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 290 0.12 1.06 $33.34 $69,360
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 290 0.15 1.30 $25.50 $53,030
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 270 0.06 0.52 $31.75 $66,030
Fresno, CA 250 0.66 5.84 $23.81 $49,520
Pittsburgh, PA 240 0.21 1.85 $19.30 $40,130
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 230 0.16 1.40 $33.06 $68,770




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)
Fresno, CA 250 0.66 5.84 $23.81 $49,520
Salisbury, MD-DE 90 0.57 5.06 $22.06 $45,880
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 40 0.40 3.57 $22.64 $47,100
Charleston, WV 40 0.36 3.19 (8) (8)
Salt Lake City, UT 230 0.32 2.85 $19.53 $40,620
Provo-Orem, UT 80 0.32 2.85 $17.18 $35,730
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 80 0.32 2.83 $18.30 $38,060
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 60 0.25 2.23 $21.43 $44,580
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 210 0.21 1.85 $31.97 $66,490
Pittsburgh, PA 240 0.21 1.85 $19.30 $40,130




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)
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 60 0.06 0.51 $34.45 $71,660
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 70 0.07 0.61 $33.70 $70,100
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,010 0.17 1.47 $33.37 $69,420
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 290 0.12 1.06 $33.34 $69,360
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 520 0.05 0.48 $33.10 $68,840
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 230 0.16 1.40 $33.06 $68,770
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 150 0.10 0.87 $32.54 $67,690
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 210 0.21 1.85 $31.97 $66,490
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 270 0.06 0.52 $31.75 $66,030
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 310 0.16 1.39 $30.75 $63,960

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 50 0.24 2.12 $20.26 $42,140
East-Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.68 5.98 $16.92 $35,200
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 2.12 $18.09 $37,630
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 40 0.46 4.04 $18.06 $37,570

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)
East-Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.68 5.98 $16.92 $35,200
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 40 0.46 4.04 $18.06 $37,570
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.24 2.12 $20.26 $42,140
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 2.12 $18.09 $37,630

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)
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $25.62 $53,280
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.04 $45,850
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.24 2.12 $20.26 $42,140
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 2.12 $18.09 $37,630
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 40 0.46 4.04 $18.06 $37,570


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019