Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
15,260 2.4 % $27.84 $57,920 2.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.86 $19.46 $24.68 $31.72 $46.75
Annual Wage (2) $32,990 $40,470 $51,330 $65,970 $97,230


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)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 8,110 0.37 $31.57 $65,660
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 7,060 0.13 $23.66 $49,210

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) 8,110 0.37 $31.57 $65,660
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 7,060 0.13 $23.66 $49,210

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) 8,110 0.37 $31.57 $65,660
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 7,060 0.13 $23.66 $49,210


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)
Pennsylvania 1,060 0.18 1.70 $19.21 $39,970
Georgia 720 0.17 1.57 $24.83 $51,640
New York 710 0.08 0.72 $57.64 $119,900
Washington 580 0.18 1.70 $29.67 $61,710
Texas 560 0.05 0.44 $24.26 $50,460




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)
West Virginia 150 0.22 2.07 $28.25 $58,770
Washington 580 0.18 1.70 $29.67 $61,710
Pennsylvania 1,060 0.18 1.70 $19.21 $39,970
Montana 80 0.17 1.62 $21.16 $44,000
Georgia 720 0.17 1.57 $24.83 $51,640




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 710 0.08 0.72 $57.64 $119,900
Connecticut 220 0.13 1.26 $39.78 $82,750
Illinois 280 0.05 0.44 $35.87 $74,610
North Dakota 40 0.09 0.83 $34.33 $71,400
Nevada 130 0.10 0.90 $30.95 $64,380



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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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 330 0.05 0.46 $33.25 $69,160
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 310 0.16 1.49 $23.30 $48,460
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 280 0.14 1.32 $21.65 $45,030
Pittsburgh, PA 260 0.23 2.13 $18.86 $39,240
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 240 0.17 1.56 $32.32 $67,220
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 230 0.14 1.29 $29.31 $60,970
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 210 0.20 1.86 $15.81 $32,890
Salt Lake City, UT 200 0.29 2.74 $18.54 $38,570
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 190 0.19 1.81 $31.13 $64,750
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 180 0.15 1.45 $25.87 $53,810


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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)
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 110 1.02 9.52 $30.96 $64,390
Flagstaff, AZ 40 0.64 5.95 $19.16 $39,860
Salisbury, MD-DE 90 0.59 5.48 $21.93 $45,610
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 40 0.39 3.63 $22.53 $46,850
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 80 0.36 3.38 $18.08 $37,610
Provo-Orem, UT 80 0.33 3.12 $16.91 $35,180
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 80 0.33 3.04 $18.42 $38,310
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 110 0.31 2.86 $23.48 $48,840
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 70 0.31 2.87 $20.53 $42,700
Charleston, WV 30 0.30 2.83 (8) (8)


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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)
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 170 0.15 1.39 $33.37 $69,410
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 330 0.05 0.46 $33.25 $69,160
Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division 70 0.24 2.23 $32.89 $68,420
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 240 0.17 1.56 $32.32 $67,220
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 190 0.19 1.81 $31.13 $64,750
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 70 0.07 0.67 $31.09 $64,670
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 110 1.02 9.52 $30.96 $64,390
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 230 0.14 1.29 $29.31 $60,970
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $29.01 $60,330
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $28.90 $60,110

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 2.24 $20.12 $41,850
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 2.66 $23.03 $47,900
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 2.10 $19.00 $39,510
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.14 1.27 $22.04 $45,840

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)
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 2.66 $23.03 $47,900
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.24 2.24 $20.12 $41,850
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 2.10 $19.00 $39,510
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.14 1.27 $22.04 $45,840

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)
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 2.66 $23.03 $47,900
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.14 1.27 $22.04 $45,840
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.24 2.24 $20.12 $41,850
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 2.10 $19.00 $39,510


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018