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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
43,150 2.2 % $34.34 $71,420 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.96 $21.49 $28.33 $45.01 $64.76
Annual Wage (2) $33,200 $44,700 $58,930 $93,630 $134,700


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) 16,500 0.82 $44.68 $92,940
Legal Services 9,810 0.86 $27.68 $57,570
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 5,250 0.24 $25.74 $53,540
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 4,240 0.08 $26.73 $55,600
Management of Companies and Enterprises 640 0.03 $32.49 $67,590

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 9,810 0.86 $27.68 $57,570
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 16,500 0.82 $44.68 $92,940
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 5,250 0.24 $25.74 $53,540
Social Advocacy Organizations 270 0.13 $28.17 $58,590
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 210 0.12 $24.35 $50,650

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 40 0.01 $52.11 $108,400
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 16,500 0.82 $44.68 $92,940
Oil and Gas Extraction 170 0.12 $43.02 $89,490
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 50 0.02 $41.21 $85,720
Software Publishers (8) (8) $38.73 $80,550


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 7,050 0.41 1.39 $27.12 $56,420
Virginia 7,050 1.84 6.17 $54.99 $114,390
District of Columbia 2,480 3.48 11.67 $35.73 $74,330
New York 2,440 0.26 0.87 $30.17 $62,760
Texas 2,140 0.18 0.59 $30.35 $63,140




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 2,480 3.48 11.67 $35.73 $74,330
Virginia 7,050 1.84 6.17 $54.99 $114,390
Delaware 680 1.51 5.05 $26.99 $56,140
Maryland 1,940 0.72 2.43 $37.91 $78,850
Colorado 1,710 0.65 2.19 $31.74 $66,030




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 7,050 1.84 6.17 $54.99 $114,390
Massachusetts 300 0.08 0.28 $38.67 $80,420
Maryland 1,940 0.72 2.43 $37.91 $78,850
Alaska 120 0.39 1.32 $37.80 $78,630
Pennsylvania 870 0.15 0.50 $37.57 $78,140





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 9,820 3.13 10.51 $50.26 $104,550
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,400 0.39 1.32 $24.75 $51,480
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,130 0.22 0.75 $31.38 $65,260
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,030 0.75 2.51 $31.58 $65,680
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 980 0.34 1.16 $31.46 $65,430
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 900 0.25 0.85 $30.09 $62,580
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 830 0.57 1.90 $25.12 $52,240
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 700 0.27 0.90 $28.13 $58,510
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 650 0.33 1.09 $34.07 $70,870
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 600 0.13 0.43 $31.74 $66,020




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 9,820 3.13 10.51 $50.26 $104,550
Jefferson City, MO 170 2.29 7.67 (8) (8)
Modesto, CA 210 1.12 3.75 $18.76 $39,010
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 440 0.98 3.28 $26.01 $54,090
Colorado Springs, CO 250 0.90 3.03 $28.13 $58,510
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,030 0.75 2.51 $31.58 $65,680
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 830 0.57 1.90 $25.12 $52,240
Eugene, OR 90 0.54 1.82 $25.98 $54,030
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 550 0.53 1.79 $25.94 $53,950
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 160 0.52 1.73 $28.11 $58,470




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 9,820 3.13 10.51 $50.26 $104,550
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 100 0.16 0.52 $50.11 $104,220
Richmond, VA 250 0.38 1.29 $42.98 $89,400
Raleigh, NC 180 0.28 0.94 $39.21 $81,550
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $38.94 $81,000
Trenton, NJ 70 0.32 1.07 $38.93 $80,970
Austin-Round Rock, TX 240 0.23 0.77 $38.73 $80,560
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 100 0.13 0.44 $38.32 $79,710
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 270 0.10 0.32 $38.08 $79,210
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 240 0.19 0.65 $37.86 $78,750

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 1.11 $24.17 $50,260
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 130 0.57 1.91 $21.67 $45,080
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 80 0.41 1.38 $23.07 $47,990
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 0.57 1.93 $25.67 $53,400
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.65 2.18 $28.69 $59,680

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 0.86 2.90 $27.02 $56,200
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.65 2.18 $28.69 $59,680
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 0.57 1.93 $25.67 $53,400
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 130 0.57 1.91 $21.67 $45,080
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 60 0.56 1.89 $21.20 $44,090

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 0.67 $52.39 $108,960
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 40 0.39 1.29 $42.43 $88,250
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.39 1.30 $39.15 $81,420
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.65 2.18 $28.69 $59,680
Nevada nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $27.27 $56,720


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