Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
44,440 2.4 % $32.67 $67,960 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.10 $19.73 $26.98 $42.77 $62.00
Annual Wage (2) $31,410 $41,040 $56,120 $88,960 $128,950


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) 16,530 0.82 $43.46 $90,390
Legal Services 10,530 0.93 $25.44 $52,920
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 5,510 0.25 $24.61 $51,190
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 5,210 0.10 $25.40 $52,840
Management of Companies and Enterprises 550 0.02 $31.09 $64,660

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 10,530 0.93 $25.44 $52,920
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 16,530 0.82 $43.46 $90,390
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 5,510 0.25 $24.61 $51,190
Oil and Gas Extraction 190 0.14 $37.44 $77,870
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 200 0.12 $23.32 $48,510

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Telecommunications 50 0.01 $45.19 $93,990
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 16,530 0.82 $43.46 $90,390
Scientific Research and Development Services 120 0.02 $37.67 $78,350
Oil and Gas Extraction 190 0.14 $37.44 $77,870
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 And 5223 only) 350 0.02 $37.15 $77,280


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)
Virginia 7,410 1.96 6.28 $52.96 $110,150
California 6,770 0.41 1.30 $25.74 $53,530
Florida 3,100 0.37 1.18 $25.56 $53,170
New York 2,610 0.28 0.91 $29.55 $61,470
Texas 2,340 0.20 0.63 $31.68 $65,900




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 1,580 2.23 7.14 $36.33 $75,570
Virginia 7,410 1.96 6.28 $52.96 $110,150
Delaware 720 1.62 5.21 $26.31 $54,720
Maryland 2,230 0.84 2.69 $35.70 $74,260
Colorado 1,500 0.59 1.89 $30.39 $63,210




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 7,410 1.96 6.28 $52.96 $110,150
Alaska 130 0.42 1.34 $39.85 $82,890
District of Columbia 1,580 2.23 7.14 $36.33 $75,570
Maryland 2,230 0.84 2.69 $35.70 $74,260
Connecticut 270 0.16 0.53 $35.47 $73,770



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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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 8,750 3.47 11.15 $50.73 $105,520
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,750 0.62 1.99 $22.47 $46,740
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,730 0.26 0.83 $30.81 $64,080
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,200 0.88 2.83 $30.15 $62,710
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 980 0.86 2.77 $19.76 $41,090
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 800 0.71 2.29 $29.39 $61,130
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 780 0.31 1.00 $30.91 $64,300
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 630 1.08 3.48 $43.14 $89,740
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 560 1.62 5.18 $27.33 $56,850
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 560 0.39 1.25 $28.96 $60,230


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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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 8,750 3.47 11.15 $50.73 $105,520
Jefferson City, MO 240 3.30 10.59 $18.48 $38,430
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 560 1.62 5.18 $27.33 $56,850
Dover, DE 100 1.54 4.94 $22.20 $46,170
Modesto, CA 210 1.15 3.68 $18.35 $38,170
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 630 1.08 3.48 $43.14 $89,740
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 440 0.98 3.14 $25.55 $53,150
Colorado Springs, CO 240 0.88 2.82 $27.19 $56,550
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,200 0.88 2.83 $30.15 $62,710
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 980 0.86 2.77 $19.76 $41,090


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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)
Austin-Round Rock, TX 320 0.32 1.03 $53.65 $111,580
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 8,750 3.47 11.15 $50.73 $105,520
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 30 0.09 0.28 $48.38 $100,630
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 100 0.10 0.31 $46.32 $96,350
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 630 1.08 3.48 $43.14 $89,740
Richmond, VA 200 0.31 1.00 $41.14 $85,570
Trenton, NJ 60 0.27 0.87 $39.33 $81,810
Raleigh, NC 140 0.24 0.76 $37.82 $78,660
Anchorage, AK 90 0.51 1.63 $36.88 $76,700
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 340 0.31 1.01 $36.80 $76,540

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)
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 130 0.57 1.82 $21.70 $45,150
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 70 0.37 1.18 $22.91 $47,660
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.50 1.62 (8) (8)
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 60 0.57 1.82 $21.23 $44,170
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.78 2.51 $23.53 $48,940

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)
Upper Eastern Shore of Maryland nonmetropolitan area 40 0.94 3.01 $24.17 $50,270
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.90 2.88 $46.40 $96,510
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.78 2.51 $23.53 $48,940
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 130 0.57 1.82 $21.70 $45,150
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 60 0.57 1.82 $21.23 $44,170

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)
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.90 2.88 $46.40 $96,510
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.40 1.30 $39.25 $81,640
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $27.44 $57,060
South Nevada nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $26.90 $55,940
Upper Eastern Shore of Maryland nonmetropolitan area 40 0.94 3.01 $24.17 $50,270


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