Occupational Employment Statistics

1999 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Legal Occupations

other SOC major groups


These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia.

Click on the SOC Code Number to view that occupation's definition, additional wage estimates, and relative standard error (RSE) estimates.

Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
23-0000 Legal Occupations 858,320 $26.50 $32.10 $66,780 6.3 %
23-1011 Lawyers 464,250 $42.81 $43.44 $90,360 5.4 %
23-1021 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers 27,250 $21.23 $24.80 $51,580 0.5 %
23-1022 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators 6,260 $25.49 $33.80 $70,310 24.6 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 23,150 $32.72 $32.29 $67,150 2.9 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 175,870 $16.39 $17.57 $36,550 2.9 %
23-2091 Court Reporters 17,460 $17.78 $18.29 $38,040 3.2 %
23-2092 Law Clerks (3) 26,060 $12.94 $14.08 $29,280 1.9 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (3) 38,730 $13.38 $14.84 $30,880 0.9 %

About 1999 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Estimates for residual, "All Other", occupations are not available.

(1) 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 mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) = Wage rates are calculated using three years of data: 1997, 1998, and 1999.

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.


National OES estimates by SOC major group



1999 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

1999 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

1999 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

1999 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Technical notes

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Last modified: October 16, 2001

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