Occupational Employment Statistics

November 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.

These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages are available in the downloadable Excel files (XLS).

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 1,147,830 100.00% $19.61 $28.89 $60,090 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 21,430 1.87% $41.73 $49.36 $102,660 1.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 2,480 0.22% (5) $79.97 $166,340 2.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 7,990 0.70% $42.96 $50.18 $104,380 2.1 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 170 0.01% $19.10 $30.42 $63,270 8.1 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 1,170 0.10% $42.59 $52.07 $108,300 7.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 90 0.01% $56.16 $59.27 $123,270 10.1 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 280 0.02% $28.01 $32.33 $67,250 4.1 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 2,860 0.25% $30.71 $36.31 $75,520 3.1 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 1,700 0.15% $43.86 $47.59 $98,980 2.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 2,600 0.23% $37.66 $43.11 $89,670 2.5 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 1,240 0.11% $36.04 $39.73 $82,640 2.3 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 70 0.01% $31.32 $36.25 $75,410 9.2 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers (7) (7) $31.35 $31.35 $65,200 4.3 %
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 15,670 1.37% $24.93 $30.13 $62,680 10.8 %
13-1011 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes 90 0.01% $26.82 $31.43 $65,380 7.0 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 60 0.01% $25.39 $28.89 $60,090 7.1 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 340 0.03% $25.70 $25.64 $53,330 4.5 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 170 0.01% $26.17 $29.25 $60,840 5.6 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 830 0.07% $26.50 $28.83 $59,970 1.8 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 480 0.04% $24.80 $25.79 $53,650 1.7 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 740 0.06% $26.42 $26.88 $55,920 1.4 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 290 0.03% $33.37 $39.67 $82,500 10.6 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 70 0.01% $19.40 $19.37 $40,290 3.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 7,230 0.63% $23.91 $27.15 $56,480 4.9 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 80 0.01% $25.12 $26.79 $55,730 7.2 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 90 0.01% $31.13 $32.71 $68,030 6.0 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 110 0.01% $18.19 $20.44 $42,520 7.2 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 310 0.03% $29.15 $34.50 $71,760 4.2 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 240 0.02% $30.37 $34.27 $71,280 14.3 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 90 0.01% $24.34 $24.31 $50,560 8.0 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 60 0.01% $17.04 $19.48 $40,520 7.3 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 840 0.07% $20.66 $23.13 $48,120 6.3 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 230 0.02% $16.01 $17.41 $36,220 8.5 %
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 12,580 1.10% $26.23 $27.79 $57,810 0.8 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 580 0.05% $29.92 $30.69 $63,840 2.3 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 510 0.04% $34.26 $35.54 $73,920 1.9 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 200 0.02% $32.81 $34.18 $71,090 2.5 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 4,860 0.42% $21.88 $22.90 $47,630 1.3 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 1,790 0.16% $30.60 $31.86 $66,270 2.1 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 450 0.04% $27.79 $29.04 $60,410 4.8 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 3,180 0.28% $28.44 $29.99 $62,370 1.0 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 680 0.06% $29.96 $31.28 $65,050 2.9 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts (7) (7) $23.00 $22.45 $46,690 10.5 %
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 330 0.03% $28.71 $31.10 $64,680 5.3 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers (7) (7) $26.06 $29.97 $62,340 2.8 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 60 0.01% $22.82 $21.75 $45,230 13.7 %
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 510 0.04% $27.41 $30.52 $63,490 2.7 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 470 0.04% $27.49 $30.18 $62,770 2.7 %
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 540 0.05% $17.07 $17.95 $37,330 5.4 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 150 0.01% $19.75 $21.07 $43,830 2.9 %
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 544,120 47.40% $30.52 $41.32 $85,940 1.3 %
23-1011 Lawyers 345,680 30.12% $46.78 $54.38 $113,120 1.1 %
23-1022 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators 640 0.06% $31.08 $39.80 $82,780 13.2 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 156,800 13.66% $17.78 $19.20 $39,940 1.1 %
23-2091 Court Reporters (7) (7) $19.34 $19.07 $39,670 3.0 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 19,050 1.66% $13.13 $14.84 $30,860 2.1 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 18,750 1.63% $14.85 $16.17 $33,640 1.9 %
Education, Training, and Library 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)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 3,180 0.28% $22.52 $23.23 $48,310 0.9 %
25-4021 Librarians 2,050 0.18% $25.52 $25.98 $54,040 1.2 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 930 0.08% $16.47 $17.58 $36,560 1.3 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 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)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1,180 0.10% $19.77 $22.76 $47,340 5.1 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 110 0.01% $24.11 $25.20 $52,420 3.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 720 0.06% $20.47 $24.34 $50,630 6.3 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 40 0.00% $24.37 $23.96 $49,840 3.5 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 40 0.00% $22.10 $23.80 $49,510 6.5 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 30 0.00% $17.58 $21.40 $44,510 7.1 %
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 (7) (7) $19.28 $19.74 $41,070 10.0 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 310 0.03% $22.18 $26.60 $55,320 9.9 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians (7) (7) $11.54 $13.97 $29,050 8.5 %
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 (7) (7) $14.04 $12.18 $25,330 21.5 %
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 1,140 0.10% $16.70 $20.91 $43,490 6.2 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 760 0.07% $18.80 $23.97 $49,860 7.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards 260 0.02% $13.43 $13.80 $28,700 4.8 %
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 430 0.04% $13.23 $13.27 $27,600 3.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 150 0.01% $14.08 $14.39 $29,920 2.8 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 50 0.00% $11.78 $11.87 $24,690 6.6 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 90 0.01% $14.80 $14.01 $29,130 7.4 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 50 0.00% $8.80 $8.98 $18,670 7.3 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 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)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 5,370 0.47% $9.04 $9.86 $20,500 2.8 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers (7) (7) $21.58 $21.45 $44,610 4.0 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3,780 0.33% $9.71 $10.34 $21,510 3.2 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,330 0.12% $7.95 $8.43 $17,540 2.7 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 200 0.02% $6.87 $7.83 $16,280 12.4 %
Personal Care and 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)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations (7) (7) $16.96 $43.27 $90,000 14.6 %
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 2,830 0.25% $16.88 $23.33 $48,530 6.0 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 100 0.01% $26.52 $28.80 $59,910 9.4 %
41-2011 Cashiers 70 0.01% $7.54 $8.42 $17,520 10.2 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 350 0.03% $15.66 $21.31 $44,330 14.9 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents (7) (7) $23.35 $24.23 $50,400 21.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 130 0.01% $25.11 $26.69 $55,520 11.5 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 90 0.01% $16.36 $17.02 $35,400 5.3 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 710 0.06% $19.04 $22.86 $47,540 7.9 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 330 0.03% $13.40 $13.22 $27,490 3.8 %
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 535,370 46.64% $14.63 $15.71 $32,680 0.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 17,860 1.56% $23.87 $25.39 $52,810 1.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 4,210 0.37% $12.22 $12.60 $26,200 1.2 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 8,470 0.74% $14.49 $15.55 $32,350 2.6 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 6,780 0.59% $15.43 $15.85 $32,960 1.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 26,910 2.34% $14.77 $15.24 $31,700 1.1 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 1,190 0.10% $17.05 $16.77 $34,870 2.1 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 100 0.01% $16.01 $15.56 $32,360 2.7 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks (7) (7) $15.18 $14.48 $30,130 14.3 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 330 0.03% $12.56 $13.18 $27,410 3.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,490 0.13% $15.08 $15.86 $33,000 5.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks 19,230 1.68% $10.17 $10.80 $22,460 1.6 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 160 0.01% $10.71 $11.06 $23,010 3.5 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 1,030 0.09% $13.35 $13.55 $28,180 1.5 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 4,000 0.35% $14.95 $15.41 $32,060 1.6 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 120 0.01% $12.99 $12.89 $26,820 3.2 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 1,300 0.11% $18.43 $18.79 $39,090 1.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 33,390 2.91% $11.02 $11.25 $23,410 1.0 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 10,890 0.95% $8.98 $9.67 $20,100 1.7 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 70 0.01% $14.18 $14.68 $30,540 5.4 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 490 0.04% $16.41 $17.76 $36,930 4.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 110 0.01% $11.47 $11.92 $24,800 2.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 250 0.02% $12.64 $12.97 $26,970 2.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 28,040 2.44% $17.74 $17.95 $37,330 3.6 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 238,750 20.80% $17.12 $17.95 $37,330 0.8 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 880 0.08% $12.96 $13.75 $28,600 4.6 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 61,230 5.33% $12.12 $12.55 $26,110 2.4 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 600 0.05% $14.50 $14.48 $30,130 6.5 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 2,890 0.25% $10.77 $11.19 $23,270 2.3 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 10,640 0.93% $18.14 $18.21 $37,880 1.4 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 80 0.01% $23.27 $23.46 $48,790 5.4 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 680 0.06% $13.21 $14.26 $29,670 2.7 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 2,910 0.25% $11.17 $11.52 $23,970 2.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 45,140 3.93% $10.11 $10.61 $22,070 1.0 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 2,030 0.18% $11.69 $12.14 $25,250 1.5 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 850 0.07% $16.58 $17.00 $35,360 1.9 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants (7) (7) $10.52 $10.88 $22,620 2.9 %
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 840 0.07% $15.47 $16.29 $33,890 4.5 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 50 0.00% $29.50 $29.90 $62,190 7.2 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (7) (7) $14.23 $14.28 $29,710 19.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 580 0.05% $14.02 $14.54 $30,250 5.9 %
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 690 0.06% $11.57 $12.74 $26,500 5.1 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 50 0.00% $25.72 $25.90 $53,870 11.1 %
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 600 0.05% $12.77 $13.67 $28,440 3.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 160 0.01% $12.76 $12.83 $26,680 5.0 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 30 0.00% $19.47 $20.54 $42,710 10.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 150 0.01% $12.59 $12.44 $25,880 2.2 %

About November 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) This median wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour or $145,600 per year.

(7) 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 24, 2004

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