Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
44,960 2.1 % $31.81 $66,170 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.37 $19.43 $26.27 $40.40 $61.37
Annual Wage (2) $31,970 $40,410 $54,650 $84,030 $127,650


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) 17,030 0.84 $41.74 $86,810
Legal Services 10,930 0.97 $24.86 $51,720
State Government (OES Designation) 5,250 0.24 $24.19 $50,310
Local Government (OES Designation) 5,110 0.10 $25.31 $52,640
Management of Companies and Enterprises 620 0.03 $29.48 $61,320

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 10,930 0.97 $24.86 $51,720
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 17,030 0.84 $41.74 $86,810
State Government (OES Designation) 5,250 0.24 $24.19 $50,310
Oil and Gas Extraction 290 0.16 $35.52 $73,890
Local Government (OES Designation) 5,110 0.10 $25.31 $52,640

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 40 (7) $47.03 $97,810
Wired Telecommunications Carriers (8) (8) $45.06 $93,720
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 17,030 0.84 $41.74 $86,810
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 30 0.01 $39.99 $83,190
Scientific Research and Development Services 140 0.02 $37.77 $78,550


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)
Virginia 8,120 2.16 6.75 $50.55 $105,150
California 6,290 0.39 1.23 $26.31 $54,720
Florida 4,440 0.54 1.68 $22.17 $46,120
New York 2,680 0.29 0.92 $28.38 $59,040
Texas 2,410 0.20 0.64 $30.41 $63,260




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)
Virginia 8,120 2.16 6.75 $50.55 $105,150
District of Columbia 1,500 2.14 6.69 $34.97 $72,730
Delaware 660 1.49 4.65 $25.69 $53,430
Maryland 1,970 0.75 2.34 $35.53 $73,900
Florida 4,440 0.54 1.68 $22.17 $46,120




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 8,120 2.16 6.75 $50.55 $105,150
Alaska 130 0.39 1.21 $38.29 $79,630
Maryland 1,970 0.75 2.34 $35.53 $73,900
Connecticut 260 0.15 0.48 $35.24 $73,300
District of Columbia 1,500 2.14 6.69 $34.97 $72,730





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 9,100 3.66 11.42 $49.66 $103,300
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,510 0.59 1.85 $24.49 $50,940
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,740 0.26 0.82 $30.02 $62,440
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,170 1.04 3.25 $20.71 $43,070
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,090 0.82 2.55 $27.71 $57,640
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 880 0.70 2.18 $20.88 $43,430
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 780 0.55 1.73 $31.53 $65,580
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 660 0.62 1.93 $32.01 $66,570
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 650 0.22 0.69 $27.76 $57,740
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 630 0.46 1.42 $27.04 $56,230




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 9,100 3.66 11.42 $49.66 $103,300
Jefferson City, MO 250 3.46 10.82 $18.00 $37,430
Dover, DE 90 1.45 4.52 $24.47 $50,900
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 490 1.42 4.43 $26.10 $54,280
Modesto, CA 200 1.18 3.70 $18.21 $37,870
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 500 1.13 3.52 $23.52 $48,910
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 620 1.07 3.33 $42.43 $88,250
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,170 1.04 3.25 $20.71 $43,070
Tallahassee, FL 150 0.90 2.82 $21.30 $44,300
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,090 0.82 2.55 $27.71 $57,640




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 (8) (8) (8) $50.83 $105,730
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 9,100 3.66 11.42 $49.66 $103,300
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 30 0.09 0.27 $47.85 $99,530
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 100 0.09 0.29 $43.90 $91,310
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 620 1.07 3.33 $42.43 $88,250
Richmond, VA 190 0.30 0.94 $39.34 $81,820
Trenton, NJ 60 0.26 0.80 $38.79 $80,680
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 320 0.30 0.95 $37.35 $77,700
Boulder, CO 80 0.48 1.50 $36.50 $75,930
Pittsburgh, PA 150 0.13 0.42 $35.87 $74,620

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 0.55 1.73 $21.48 $44,670
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.53 1.66 $33.13 $68,910
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 60 0.56 1.76 $21.17 $44,040
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.48 1.50 $23.34 $48,550
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.56 1.75 $26.49 $55,090

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)
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.89 2.79 $45.57 $94,790
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.61 1.91 $24.20 $50,340
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.58 1.83 $20.87 $43,410
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.56 1.75 $26.49 $55,090
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 60 0.56 1.76 $21.17 $44,040

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 30 0.17 0.52 $47.42 $98,620
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.89 2.79 $45.57 $94,790
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.33 1.02 $34.13 $70,980
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.53 1.66 $33.13 $68,910
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.53 1.66 $27.78 $57,770


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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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