Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 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 Industry 541100 - Legal Services is part of: NAICS 541000 - Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services.

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NAICS 541100 - Legal Services

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All 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)
00-0000 All Occupations 1,134,560 100.00% $19.67 $29.28 $60,900 1.1 %
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 24,690 2.18% $40.63 $49.24 $102,430 2.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 3,790 0.33% (5) $82.57 $171,750 3.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 8,730 0.77% $41.31 $48.94 $101,800 2.5 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 240 0.02% $18.75 $29.70 $61,780 6.5 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 1,080 0.10% $36.74 $42.49 $88,380 2.1 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 120 0.01% $50.97 $55.03 $114,470 10.6 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 350 0.03% $27.27 $31.61 $65,750 4.5 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 3,060 0.27% $27.98 $34.74 $72,270 4.0 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 1,740 0.15% $43.26 $47.87 $99,570 3.1 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 2,790 0.25% $35.39 $40.02 $83,240 1.9 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 1,580 0.14% $33.96 $38.35 $79,770 3.1 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers (6) (6) $24.67 $29.98 $62,360 6.7 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 150 0.01% $28.32 $30.25 $62,910 10.8 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers (6) (6) $30.83 $30.70 $63,860 4.2 %
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 16,650 1.47% $25.31 $31.82 $66,180 14.6 %
13-1011 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes (6) (6) $27.58 $34.42 $71,580 6.7 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 100 0.01% $24.80 $26.06 $54,190 5.6 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 410 0.04% $24.32 $24.88 $51,740 4.4 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 160 0.01% $25.73 $28.79 $59,890 4.9 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 920 0.08% $25.95 $28.38 $59,020 2.0 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 540 0.05% $25.47 $26.59 $55,310 3.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 870 0.08% $26.40 $26.83 $55,800 1.4 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 360 0.03% $34.71 $42.33 $88,040 10.3 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 70 0.01% $20.38 $20.47 $42,570 3.8 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 6,670 0.59% $24.27 $27.57 $57,340 4.1 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 100 0.01% $21.93 $22.57 $46,940 8.1 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts (6) (6) $31.36 $32.62 $67,850 5.8 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 60 0.01% $21.11 $24.12 $50,170 8.6 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 370 0.03% $28.50 $34.20 $71,140 6.2 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 180 0.02% $26.34 $30.45 $63,340 15.2 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 140 0.01% $22.23 $23.93 $49,770 5.8 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 100 0.01% $17.80 $22.00 $45,770 6.3 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 870 0.08% $16.52 $19.49 $40,540 5.5 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 130 0.01% $15.63 $15.79 $32,840 8.0 %
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 12,190 1.07% $25.85 $27.71 $57,630 1.2 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 630 0.06% $28.68 $29.47 $61,290 2.5 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 590 0.05% $32.60 $34.19 $71,110 2.0 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 360 0.03% $32.78 $34.10 $70,930 2.4 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 4,390 0.39% $21.98 $22.89 $47,600 1.6 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 1,610 0.14% $30.06 $31.64 $65,810 2.3 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 570 0.05% $26.69 $28.67 $59,630 5.3 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 2,800 0.25% $27.02 $28.72 $59,730 1.2 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 630 0.06% $28.88 $30.90 $64,260 1.7 %
Architecture and Engineering 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)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations (6) (6) $28.15 $29.65 $61,670 4.6 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 30 0.00% $31.58 $37.98 $79,000 9.3 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers (6) (6) $24.13 $29.45 $61,260 2.7 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 70 0.01% $16.14 $19.60 $40,780 12.2 %
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 360 0.03% $26.43 $29.03 $60,370 2.7 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 320 0.03% $26.50 $28.89 $60,100 2.8 %
Community and Social Services 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)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 590 0.05% $16.65 $16.90 $35,160 5.7 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 140 0.01% $19.34 $19.88 $41,360 7.0 %
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 540,620 47.65% $30.46 $41.67 $86,670 1.2 %
23-1011 Lawyers 346,500 30.54% $45.97 $54.77 $113,920 1.1 %
23-1022 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators 480 0.04% $30.67 $36.27 $75,440 13.5 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 152,830 13.47% $17.57 $18.99 $39,490 1.7 %
23-2091 Court Reporters (6) (6) $19.33 $19.65 $40,870 4.2 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 18,620 1.64% $12.24 $14.18 $29,490 4.7 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 18,080 1.59% $14.83 $16.12 $33,530 1.4 %
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 3,190 0.28% $21.91 $22.64 $47,090 1.0 %
25-4021 Librarians 2,100 0.19% $24.60 $25.08 $52,160 1.3 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 890 0.08% $16.47 $17.35 $36,090 1.2 %
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 (6) (6) $18.90 $22.03 $45,820 5.2 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 110 0.01% $24.12 $26.12 $54,330 3.6 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 860 0.08% $18.54 $22.62 $47,060 6.5 %
27-3041 Editors (6) (6) $21.80 $23.78 $49,460 4.7 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 70 0.01% $22.13 $22.43 $46,660 3.3 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 30 0.00% $25.45 $29.13 $60,600 9.4 %
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 (6) (6) $18.77 $18.54 $38,560 6.8 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 290 0.03% $21.96 $26.05 $54,180 7.3 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians (6) (6) $11.18 $14.20 $29,540 5.7 %
Healthcare Support 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)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations (6) (6) $7.92 $7.98 $16,600 5.4 %
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 1,130 0.10% $16.70 $19.52 $40,600 6.5 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 730 0.06% $18.77 $22.63 $47,070 7.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards 300 0.03% $12.53 $13.10 $27,250 4.5 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related 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)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 690 0.06% $12.10 $12.18 $25,340 3.7 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 160 0.01% $14.18 $14.32 $29,780 2.7 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food (6) (6) $11.56 $11.21 $23,320 2.7 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 80 0.01% $14.72 $13.99 $29,100 6.5 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 80 0.01% $8.71 $9.05 $18,830 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 4,460 0.39% $8.71 $9.61 $19,980 3.3 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 30 0.00% $19.96 $19.49 $40,550 4.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3,120 0.28% $9.03 $9.88 $20,550 4.2 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,100 0.10% $8.37 $8.72 $18,140 2.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 160 0.01% $6.93 $8.17 $17,000 11.6 %
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) $16.47 $42.66 $88,740 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 2,770 0.24% $16.44 $22.37 $46,530 5.6 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers (6) (6) $19.73 $23.97 $49,860 9.5 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 130 0.01% $21.96 $27.04 $56,240 8.0 %
41-2011 Cashiers 70 0.01% $8.05 $8.80 $18,300 7.6 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 520 0.05% $15.18 $21.69 $45,110 12.9 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents (6) (6) $16.56 $18.05 $37,550 6.0 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 150 0.01% $24.56 $25.82 $53,710 9.9 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 110 0.01% $16.48 $16.99 $35,330 4.9 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 660 0.06% $18.07 $22.51 $46,830 12.5 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 250 0.02% $13.27 $13.43 $27,930 2.1 %
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 521,530 45.97% $14.53 $15.64 $32,530 0.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 17,860 1.57% $22.66 $23.75 $49,390 1.1 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 4,210 0.37% $12.21 $12.52 $26,050 1.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 6,780 0.60% $14.03 $15.26 $31,740 2.8 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 6,790 0.60% $14.79 $15.35 $31,930 1.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 26,530 2.34% $14.91 $15.24 $31,700 1.0 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 1,030 0.09% $17.71 $17.78 $36,970 1.0 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 100 0.01% $15.99 $16.34 $33,980 2.7 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks (6) (6) $15.34 $16.28 $33,860 19.9 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 440 0.04% $12.96 $13.48 $28,050 3.2 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,920 0.17% $14.90 $16.39 $34,100 5.6 %
43-4071 File Clerks 18,000 1.59% $10.11 $10.81 $22,470 1.8 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan (6) (6) $10.56 $11.05 $22,990 5.2 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 1,000 0.09% $12.90 $13.21 $27,490 1.3 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 3,450 0.30% $14.29 $14.77 $30,710 1.7 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 140 0.01% $12.82 $13.04 $27,120 2.6 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 1,230 0.11% $18.42 $18.95 $39,420 0.9 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 31,080 2.74% $10.92 $11.18 $23,260 1.0 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 11,130 0.98% $8.53 $9.25 $19,240 1.6 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 70 0.01% $14.74 $16.32 $33,940 4.5 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 540 0.05% $14.58 $16.27 $33,840 4.7 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 120 0.01% $11.57 $12.00 $24,970 2.1 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 330 0.03% $12.48 $12.92 $26,880 2.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 27,650 2.44% $17.26 $17.87 $37,170 4.3 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 228,980 20.18% $17.13 $17.90 $37,230 0.9 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 770 0.07% $14.43 $14.62 $30,400 4.1 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 61,150 5.39% $12.39 $13.06 $27,170 3.1 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 690 0.06% $15.22 $15.07 $31,340 7.0 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 3,150 0.28% $11.17 $11.68 $24,290 1.9 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 10,560 0.93% $18.47 $18.40 $38,270 1.4 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 220 0.02% $22.73 $22.84 $47,510 2.9 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 600 0.05% $12.86 $13.73 $28,560 3.7 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 3,460 0.30% $10.98 $11.18 $23,260 2.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 45,620 4.02% $10.10 $10.59 $22,030 1.3 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 1,930 0.17% $11.24 $11.58 $24,080 1.6 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 1,090 0.10% $16.42 $16.75 $34,830 2.1 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants (6) (6) $11.73 $11.36 $23,630 6.3 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 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)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations (6) (6) $6.66 $6.87 $14,290 4.3 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals (6) (6) $6.66 $6.87 $14,290 4.3 %
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 1,240 0.11% $15.42 $17.01 $35,370 5.1 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 90 0.01% $17.40 $21.19 $44,080 5.2 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers (6) (6) $18.23 $18.64 $38,770 2.4 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 840 0.07% $14.38 $15.12 $31,450 3.6 %
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 580 0.05% $12.57 $14.54 $30,240 6.1 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 60 0.01% $22.18 $24.53 $51,030 7.3 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators (6) (6) $12.12 $12.44 $25,870 3.4 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers (6) (6) $12.82 $14.82 $30,820 10.1 %
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 670 0.06% $12.70 $13.57 $28,230 3.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 180 0.02% $12.60 $12.90 $26,820 5.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 140 0.01% $12.25 $12.06 $25,080 2.3 %

About May 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

(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 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: May 7, 2004

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