Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
13,410 1.4 % $28.77 $59,840 3.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.65 $20.02 $24.89 $33.49 $51.27
Annual Wage (2) $32,550 $41,650 $51,760 $69,660 $106,640


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 (OES Designation) 6,720 0.31 $34.64 $72,050
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,680 0.12 $22.84 $47,510

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 (OES Designation) 6,720 0.31 $34.64 $72,050
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,680 0.12 $22.84 $47,510

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 6,720 0.31 $34.64 $72,050
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,680 0.12 $22.84 $47,510


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)
Maryland 1,190 0.45 4.72 $31.91 $66,370
Pennsylvania 1,150 0.20 2.10 $21.35 $44,410
New York 690 0.08 0.79 $57.77 $120,160
Texas 670 0.06 0.59 $22.46 $46,720
New Jersey 550 0.14 1.45 $23.25 $48,350




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)
Maryland 1,190 0.45 4.72 $31.91 $66,370
Utah 460 0.33 3.48 $17.42 $36,230
West Virginia 160 0.23 2.38 $27.77 $57,760
Pennsylvania 1,150 0.20 2.10 $21.35 $44,410
Montana 90 0.20 2.10 $19.73 $41,050




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 690 0.08 0.79 $57.77 $120,160
Connecticut 250 0.15 1.57 $37.82 $78,660
North Dakota 40 0.09 0.91 $33.39 $69,450
Maryland 1,190 0.45 4.72 $31.91 $66,370
Nevada 120 0.09 0.99 $29.71 $61,810





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)
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 760 0.56 5.91 $33.04 $68,730
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 390 0.15 1.61 $27.72 $57,670
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 320 0.05 0.50 $32.32 $67,230
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 310 0.16 1.73 $23.54 $48,960
Pittsburgh, PA 280 0.24 2.55 $22.33 $46,440
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 240 0.13 1.31 $21.55 $44,830
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 230 0.17 1.77 $31.58 $65,690
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 230 0.14 1.50 $27.29 $56,770
Salt Lake City, UT 200 0.30 3.12 $17.76 $36,940
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 190 0.08 0.82 $29.43 $61,210




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)
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 760 0.56 5.91 $33.04 $68,730
Salisbury, MD-DE 60 0.40 4.15 $28.99 $60,300
Charleston, WV 40 0.37 3.91 (8) (8)
Tucson, AZ 130 0.36 3.72 $19.75 $41,090
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 80 0.35 3.66 $17.70 $36,820
Provo-Orem, UT 80 0.35 3.69 $16.24 $33,780
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 80 0.34 3.58 $18.16 $37,770
Lafayette, LA 70 0.34 3.54 $23.02 $47,880
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 30 0.31 3.29 $29.14 $60,620
Salt Lake City, UT 200 0.30 3.12 $17.76 $36,940




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)
Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division 50 0.18 1.91 $33.92 $70,560
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 760 0.56 5.91 $33.04 $68,730
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 320 0.05 0.50 $32.32 $67,230
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.06 0.65 $31.78 $66,100
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 230 0.17 1.77 $31.58 $65,690
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 120 0.14 1.43 $30.97 $64,410
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 190 0.08 0.82 $29.43 $61,210
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 30 0.31 3.29 $29.14 $60,620
Salisbury, MD-DE 60 0.40 4.15 $28.99 $60,300
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $27.94 $58,120

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 80 0.42 4.45 $18.71 $38,920
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 2.96 $22.90 $47,630
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 2.71 $16.12 $33,520
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 2.25 $18.69 $38,870
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 1.88 $19.24 $40,020

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)
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 80 0.42 4.45 $18.71 $38,920
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 2.96 $22.90 $47,630
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 2.71 $16.12 $33,520
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 2.25 $18.69 $38,870
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 1.88 $19.24 $40,020

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 0.28 2.96 $22.90 $47,630
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 1.88 $19.24 $40,020
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 80 0.42 4.45 $18.71 $38,920
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 2.25 $18.69 $38,870
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 2.71 $16.12 $33,520


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017