Occupational Employment Statistics

2001 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Legal Occupations

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. These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages are available in the downloadable excel files. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

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 (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 909,370 $27.03 $33.19 $69,030 1.2 %
23-1011 Lawyers 490,000 $42.67 $44.19 $91,920 1.3 %
23-1021 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers 30,520 $24.14 $27.30 $56,780 0.5 %
23-1022 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators 5,060 $22.43 $26.13 $54,340 4.4 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 27,890 $41.95 $38.24 $79,540 1.5 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 183,550 $17.63 $18.86 $39,220 1.4 %
23-2091 Court Reporters 15,300 $19.43 $20.45 $42,530 2.0 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 40,340 $14.51 $15.52 $32,280 1.6 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 42,720 $15.28 $17.12 $35,610 1.0 %

About 2001 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

(1) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for occupations not shown separately.

(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 mean 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.


National OES estimates by SOC major group



2001 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2001 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2001 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2001 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 Date: December 23, 2002

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