Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Legal Occupations

SOC major groups



These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors 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(XLS).

Click on the SOC Code Number to view an occupational profile.

Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 958,520 $29.24 $38.42 $79,910 1.0 %
23-1011 Lawyers 521,130 $45.64 $52.30 $108,790 1.0 %
23-1021 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers 14,830 $33.14 $35.44 $73,710 1.5 %
23-1022 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators 4,940 $26.32 $29.08 $60,480 3.3 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 25,500 $44.75 $42.96 $89,360 1.2 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 210,020 $18.81 $19.95 $41,490 0.6 %
23-2091 Court Reporters 15,520 $20.63 $22.63 $47,070 2.8 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 43,300 $16.34 $16.92 $35,180 1.5 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 53,700 $16.77 $18.93 $39,360 1.6 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 69,590 $20.26 $21.79 $45,330 0.4 %

About May 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(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.


National OES estimates by SOC major group



May 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2004 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2004 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2004 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2004 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped Excel files

Technical notes

Last Modified Date: June 02, 2005

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