Occupational Employment Statistics

2002 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 541100 - Legal Services

These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 541100 - Legal Services.

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NAICS 541100 - Legal Services

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Industry Total top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 Industry Total 1,127,860 100.00% $19.35 $28.84 $59,990 1.2 %
Management Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 30,310 2.69% $38.14 $46.86 $97,460 2.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 4,840 0.43% (5) $78.66 $163,620 3.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 10,560 0.94% $39.46 $46.64 $97,000 2.8 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 300 0.03% $23.46 $32.01 $66,590 8.3 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 1,220 0.11% $35.93 $40.44 $84,120 2.3 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 180 0.02% $41.77 $44.55 $92,670 7.4 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 480 0.04% $26.13 $30.33 $63,090 4.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 3,880 0.34% $26.20 $32.60 $67,820 4.5 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 1,960 0.17% $40.78 $44.67 $92,920 3.6 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 3,300 0.29% $33.82 $37.82 $78,660 2.1 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 2,000 0.18% $32.11 $36.07 $75,020 3.1 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 30 0.00% $34.26 $37.45 $77,900 8.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers (6) (6) $23.00 $27.82 $57,870 7.0 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 170 0.02% $24.40 $27.24 $56,650 9.6 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 18,030 1.60% $24.40 $32.03 $66,620 16.9 %
13-1011 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes (6) (6) $25.87 $30.15 $62,710 9.1 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 90 0.01% $23.41 $24.97 $51,930 8.2 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 420 0.04% $23.92 $24.51 $50,990 4.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 140 0.01% $23.07 $25.59 $53,230 4.9 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 980 0.09% $25.56 $28.02 $58,290 2.3 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 610 0.05% $24.02 $25.49 $53,010 3.3 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 960 0.09% $25.64 $26.34 $54,800 1.5 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 270 0.02% $33.01 $35.45 $73,730 6.1 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 70 0.01% $19.33 $19.26 $40,070 4.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 6,350 0.56% $23.55 $27.73 $57,670 5.3 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 120 0.01% $16.61 $19.65 $40,870 7.9 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 80 0.01% $29.48 $31.29 $65,080 8.2 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts (6) (6) $18.95 $19.88 $41,360 3.7 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 470 0.04% $26.55 $32.24 $67,060 9.9 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors (6) (6) $22.46 $23.53 $48,950 11.7 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 170 0.02% $18.65 $22.06 $45,880 4.4 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 180 0.02% $18.12 $20.64 $42,940 3.4 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 1,100 0.10% $16.57 $18.48 $38,430 3.8 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 120 0.01% $15.93 $16.87 $35,090 5.4 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 13,020 1.15% $25.12 $26.83 $55,800 1.4 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 860 0.08% $27.45 $28.61 $59,510 2.2 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 780 0.07% $32.78 $33.86 $70,420 1.8 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 420 0.04% $32.40 $33.67 $70,040 2.2 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 4,640 0.41% $21.38 $22.33 $46,450 1.6 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 1,410 0.13% $28.79 $29.78 $61,940 1.8 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 730 0.06% $24.61 $27.08 $56,330 6.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 2,620 0.23% $26.54 $27.60 $57,410 1.1 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 770 0.07% $28.20 $30.15 $62,700 1.9 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 50 0.00% $12.17 $15.57 $32,390 11.3 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations (6) (6) $26.83 $28.48 $59,240 4.0 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 30 0.00% $33.10 $37.71 $78,440 9.2 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers (6) (6) $33.73 $33.58 $69,860 2.6 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 70 0.01% $14.20 $18.85 $39,210 9.2 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 280 0.02% $25.09 $27.73 $57,680 3.2 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 240 0.02% $24.12 $26.24 $54,590 3.1 %
Community and Social Services Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 450 0.04% $15.67 $15.66 $32,580 6.5 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 60 0.01% $19.39 $18.15 $37,740 4.8 %
Legal Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 534,800 47.42% $29.91 $40.89 $85,050 1.3 %
23-1011 Lawyers 341,290 30.26% $45.18 $53.74 $111,770 1.3 %
23-1022 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators 680 0.06% $36.28 $45.51 $94,650 14.2 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 143,640 12.74% $17.68 $19.06 $39,630 1.3 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 19,550 1.73% $11.78 $13.88 $28,860 5.4 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 21,700 1.92% $14.07 $15.68 $32,620 1.0 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 3,360 0.30% $20.70 $21.36 $44,430 1.2 %
25-4021 Librarians 2,270 0.20% $23.31 $23.50 $48,880 1.5 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 880 0.08% $15.55 $16.08 $33,440 1.5 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1,500 0.13% $18.25 $20.56 $42,760 4.1 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 110 0.01% $22.43 $23.97 $49,850 2.5 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 890 0.08% $17.60 $20.42 $42,470 5.2 %
27-3041 Editors 50 0.00% $23.52 $24.70 $51,380 7.4 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 80 0.01% $21.87 $22.19 $46,160 3.5 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 1,190 0.11% $18.71 $19.29 $40,130 6.8 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 390 0.03% $21.91 $26.89 $55,930 8.9 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians (6) (6) $11.07 $14.13 $29,380 5.0 %
Protective Service Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 1,220 0.11% $17.90 $21.24 $44,170 7.3 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 840 0.07% $20.15 $24.47 $50,900 8.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 350 0.03% $12.96 $13.55 $28,180 4.3 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 680 0.06% $10.77 $11.12 $23,130 3.2 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 40 0.00% $17.74 $18.34 $38,150 5.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 110 0.01% $13.21 $13.20 $27,450 2.3 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food (6) (6) $10.90 $10.80 $22,470 3.1 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 80 0.01% $8.71 $9.02 $18,770 5.4 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 4,770 0.42% $8.61 $9.63 $20,030 3.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3,060 0.27% $9.26 $10.10 $21,020 4.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,400 0.12% $8.12 $8.57 $17,830 2.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers (6) (6) $6.65 $8.57 $17,820 18.7 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations (6) (6) $16.37 $44.19 $91,920 9.0 %
Sales and Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 3,820 0.34% $16.75 $24.61 $51,180 6.8 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 180 0.02% $24.84 $28.06 $58,360 7.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers 60 0.01% $7.92 $8.62 $17,930 4.7 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 1,220 0.11% $16.21 $27.79 $57,800 16.4 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 70 0.01% $16.59 $17.28 $35,940 2.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 260 0.02% $22.79 $24.33 $50,600 6.7 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 230 0.02% $14.47 $14.64 $30,460 8.3 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 630 0.06% $19.35 $24.96 $51,920 8.6 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (6) (6) $13.00 $13.14 $27,330 2.4 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 510,530 45.27% $14.28 $15.39 $32,020 0.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 17,560 1.56% $21.90 $22.87 $47,560 1.2 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 4,270 0.38% $11.98 $12.37 $25,740 1.2 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 6,170 0.55% $14.97 $15.27 $31,760 2.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 6,760 0.60% $14.40 $15.04 $31,280 1.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 29,100 2.58% $14.59 $14.91 $31,010 1.1 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 1,020 0.09% $17.02 $17.23 $35,830 1.2 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 90 0.01% $15.65 $16.31 $33,930 3.2 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks (6) (6) $18.44 $20.49 $42,620 11.8 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 700 0.06% $13.57 $15.83 $32,920 9.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,900 0.26% $13.95 $15.56 $32,370 5.1 %
43-4071 File Clerks 16,680 1.48% $9.70 $10.49 $21,820 2.0 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 220 0.02% $10.36 $11.29 $23,490 7.7 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 1,030 0.09% $13.20 $13.46 $28,000 1.5 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 3,270 0.29% $13.62 $14.22 $29,570 1.6 %
43-4151 Order Clerks (6) (6) $12.84 $12.98 $26,990 2.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 1,240 0.11% $17.92 $18.37 $38,210 1.1 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 31,550 2.80% $10.94 $11.26 $23,430 1.5 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 11,880 1.05% $8.42 $9.18 $19,100 2.5 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 150 0.01% $17.34 $17.99 $37,410 3.6 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 470 0.04% $15.50 $17.40 $36,200 6.3 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 150 0.01% $11.54 $12.02 $25,010 2.0 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 420 0.04% $12.53 $13.00 $27,040 1.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 25,480 2.26% $17.08 $17.50 $36,400 2.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 225,710 20.01% $16.80 $17.60 $36,610 1.2 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 940 0.08% $14.13 $14.32 $29,790 3.8 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 49,910 4.43% $11.95 $12.52 $26,050 1.6 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 740 0.07% $14.29 $14.42 $29,990 6.8 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 3,480 0.31% $11.14 $11.56 $24,040 1.5 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 11,410 1.01% $18.28 $18.04 $37,520 1.5 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 260 0.02% $22.23 $22.27 $46,330 3.0 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 700 0.06% $12.30 $12.96 $26,950 2.1 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 4,090 0.36% $10.65 $10.74 $22,340 2.9 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 44,690 3.96% $10.20 $10.71 $22,290 2.1 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 2,140 0.19% $10.94 $11.29 $23,490 1.8 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 1,290 0.11% $16.20 $16.50 $34,310 2.0 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 30 0.00% $12.89 $12.75 $26,520 3.2 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 1,290 0.11% $14.82 $16.49 $34,310 4.5 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 90 0.01% $17.89 $20.48 $42,590 4.8 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers (6) (6) $18.15 $19.07 $39,660 2.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 860 0.08% $13.47 $14.40 $29,940 4.3 %
Production Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 840 0.07% $12.61 $15.43 $32,100 8.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 70 0.01% $21.94 $24.03 $49,980 7.5 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators (6) (6) $11.95 $12.27 $25,520 3.3 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers (6) (6) $12.29 $13.90 $28,910 8.7 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 900 0.08% $12.11 $12.93 $26,900 3.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 280 0.02% $11.55 $11.95 $24,860 5.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand (6) (6) $11.92 $11.86 $24,660 2.3 %

About 2002 National Industry-Specific 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. 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 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.

(5) = Median hourly wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour.

(6) =Estimates not released.



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Technical notes

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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