Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2004 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

All Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 1,159,550 100.00% $20.45 $29.88 $62,150 1.1 %
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Management Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 20,990 1.81% $42.71 $50.63 $105,310 1.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 2,160 0.19% (5) $78.40 $163,080 2.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 8,550 0.74% $44.36 $52.62 $109,440 2.9 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 100 0.01% $28.27 $33.43 $69,530 10.0 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 1,260 0.11% $42.03 $51.64 $107,410 9.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 150 0.01% $49.00 $54.37 $113,090 13.2 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 120 0.01% $39.15 $43.79 $91,090 4.4 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 2,710 0.23% $33.03 $35.59 $74,030 2.0 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 1,790 0.15% $43.42 $47.53 $98,870 1.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 2,380 0.21% $39.08 $45.40 $94,420 2.7 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 610 0.05% $36.41 $38.82 $80,740 1.9 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 100 0.01% $34.86 $40.57 $84,390 5.5 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 350 0.03% $44.59 $47.88 $99,590 2.4 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers (8) (8) $31.40 $31.15 $64,790 9.3 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers (8) (8) $31.78 $32.30 $67,190 4.7 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 560 0.05% $34.93 $39.50 $82,170 2.7 %
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Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 18,060 1.56% $22.46 $25.96 $54,000 3.5 %
13-1011 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes 150 0.01% $38.20 $39.88 $82,940 5.4 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products (8) (8) $25.19 $27.38 $56,940 4.7 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 240 0.02% $24.87 $26.48 $55,080 5.3 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 160 0.01% $28.83 $31.13 $64,740 5.3 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 690 0.06% $25.96 $27.97 $58,180 1.5 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 460 0.04% $25.40 $26.42 $54,950 2.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 580 0.05% $26.82 $27.29 $56,770 1.6 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 410 0.04% $26.50 $28.52 $59,320 1.4 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 260 0.02% $29.55 $36.51 $75,950 8.0 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 90 0.01% $19.83 $19.88 $41,350 2.5 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 1,820 0.16% $22.79 $31.05 $64,590 20.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 8,930 0.77% $22.58 $25.79 $53,630 3.4 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (8) (8) $12.62 $13.85 $28,800 7.3 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 110 0.01% $32.08 $33.57 $69,820 5.3 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 200 0.02% $18.40 $21.91 $45,580 8.4 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 270 0.02% $31.08 $35.05 $72,910 4.2 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 340 0.03% $26.69 $31.50 $65,520 11.7 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters (8) (8) $23.02 $21.59 $44,900 3.3 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 30 (7) $17.33 $23.91 $49,740 20.5 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 1,340 0.12% $20.20 $23.43 $48,740 5.5 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 250 0.02% $15.95 $17.27 $35,910 10.3 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 130 0.01% $22.77 $24.55 $51,060 5.7 %
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Computer and Mathematical Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 13,330 1.15% $26.16 $27.91 $58,050 0.9 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research 50 (7) $23.40 $28.34 $58,950 11.5 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 480 0.04% $30.89 $31.81 $66,160 2.6 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 370 0.03% $35.21 $35.84 $74,540 2.1 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 150 0.01% $33.34 $34.01 $70,730 2.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 5,540 0.48% $21.80 $23.03 $47,890 1.3 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 2,090 0.18% $30.48 $31.94 $66,440 2.3 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 310 0.03% $27.50 $28.76 $59,830 2.0 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 3,510 0.30% $29.18 $30.91 $64,300 1.5 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 560 0.05% $30.52 $31.14 $64,780 3.1 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 240 0.02% $26.47 $29.00 $60,310 3.8 %
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Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations (8) (8) $22.89 $26.91 $55,970 7.3 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers (8) (8) $37.26 $31.11 $64,710 2.8 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 140 0.01% $13.10 $14.29 $29,720 9.5 %
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Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 880 0.08% $25.88 $30.11 $62,630 4.0 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 780 0.07% $26.08 $30.21 $62,840 4.4 %
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Community and Social Services Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 520 0.04% $20.18 $20.80 $43,270 3.6 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers (8) (8) $20.11 $21.89 $45,530 4.0 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 170 0.01% $19.06 $20.47 $42,590 2.9 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other (8) (8) $20.76 $20.96 $43,590 3.6 %
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Legal Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 561,880 48.46% $32.26 $42.57 $88,550 1.4 %
23-1011 Lawyers 353,470 30.48% $50.01 $56.26 $117,020 1.3 %
23-1022 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators 660 0.06% $25.82 $35.39 $73,610 14.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 160,220 13.82% $18.86 $20.00 $41,600 0.9 %
23-2091 Court Reporters (8) (8) $19.96 $19.69 $40,950 3.6 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 18,780 1.62% $14.90 $16.16 $33,620 1.9 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 24,870 2.14% $15.49 $17.05 $35,460 2.2 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 3,800 0.33% $18.26 $20.47 $42,580 5.8 %
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Education, Training, and Library Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 3,000 0.26% $23.65 $24.47 $50,900 1.0 %
25-4021 Librarians 1,890 0.16% $27.14 $27.72 $57,660 1.0 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 900 0.08% $17.22 $18.22 $37,910 1.5 %
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Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1,150 0.10% $22.04 $25.57 $53,180 6.2 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 140 0.01% $25.66 $26.90 $55,960 4.1 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 610 0.05% $24.66 $29.24 $60,810 7.4 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 30 (7) $26.15 $27.21 $56,600 5.6 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 40 (7) $21.98 $23.82 $49,550 11.3 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 30 (7) $17.73 $22.45 $46,690 10.2 %
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Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 420 0.04% $24.58 $32.25 $67,080 14.8 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 330 0.03% $25.50 $30.85 $64,160 15.3 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians (8) (8) $12.22 $12.32 $25,620 7.3 %
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Protective Service Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 1,520 0.13% $16.10 $18.44 $38,350 4.1 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other (8) (8) $22.18 $23.28 $48,430 5.6 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 1,030 0.09% $17.40 $20.46 $42,560 4.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 270 0.02% $11.94 $13.08 $27,200 5.1 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 140 0.01% $12.62 $13.14 $27,330 5.0 %
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Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 360 0.03% $13.31 $13.28 $27,630 3.1 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 150 0.01% $13.66 $13.95 $29,020 3.3 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 50 (7) $8.94 $9.08 $18,900 7.5 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 40 (7) $11.75 $11.96 $24,880 9.8 %
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Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 4,860 0.42% $8.92 $9.60 $19,970 1.9 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 70 0.01% $18.55 $19.34 $40,230 7.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3,740 0.32% $8.87 $9.50 $19,760 2.1 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 860 0.07% $8.79 $9.13 $18,980 4.5 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 160 0.01% $8.66 $9.70 $20,170 12.2 %
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Sales and Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 3,340 0.29% $18.07 $21.88 $45,510 3.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 120 0.01% $26.45 $29.51 $61,380 6.7 %
41-2011 Cashiers (8) (8) $7.83 $8.98 $18,670 11.1 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 120 0.01% $18.23 $28.82 $59,940 13.8 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents (8) (8) $25.68 $27.85 $57,920 17.2 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 1,330 0.11% $20.68 $23.55 $48,990 4.5 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 110 0.01% $24.65 $27.08 $56,320 11.8 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 1,000 0.09% $16.88 $21.33 $44,370 7.6 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 310 0.03% $15.73 $16.01 $33,290 4.9 %
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Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 525,850 45.35% $15.00 $16.18 $33,650 0.6 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 19,530 1.68% $24.46 $25.73 $53,530 1.6 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 5,390 0.46% $12.10 $12.48 $25,970 1.5 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 10,670 0.92% $14.44 $15.48 $32,210 2.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 6,850 0.59% $15.86 $16.41 $34,140 1.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 28,650 2.47% $15.76 $16.25 $33,790 1.1 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 1,200 0.10% $18.08 $17.50 $36,400 2.1 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 (7) $16.25 $16.56 $34,440 3.3 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 550 0.05% $8.64 $12.00 $24,960 14.2 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 240 0.02% $13.60 $14.15 $29,440 4.1 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,020 0.17% $16.88 $17.03 $35,410 4.8 %
43-4071 File Clerks 22,860 1.97% $10.31 $10.96 $22,800 1.7 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan (8) (8) $16.43 $17.30 $35,980 3.0 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 1,030 0.09% $13.79 $13.86 $28,820 1.5 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 6,990 0.60% $15.09 $15.54 $32,330 1.7 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 100 0.01% $12.74 $12.65 $26,310 3.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 1,450 0.13% $18.32 $18.75 $38,990 1.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 35,840 3.09% $11.23 $11.45 $23,810 1.4 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 430 0.04% $14.31 $15.57 $32,380 3.5 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 12,260 1.06% $9.17 $9.87 $20,540 1.5 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 60 0.01% $15.90 $16.87 $35,080 4.0 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 210 0.02% $17.13 $18.34 $38,140 3.9 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 30 (7) $12.97 $13.15 $27,360 3.3 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 200 0.02% $12.68 $12.98 $27,010 2.3 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 20,160 1.74% $17.74 $18.46 $38,400 2.4 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 226,710 19.55% $18.03 $18.78 $39,070 0.7 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 340 0.03% $13.11 $13.88 $28,860 6.2 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 51,910 4.48% $12.34 $12.76 $26,550 1.5 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 570 0.05% $14.60 $14.51 $30,180 5.2 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 2,800 0.24% $10.65 $11.45 $23,810 2.5 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 10,380 0.90% $16.91 $17.77 $36,960 1.6 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 70 0.01% $22.57 $22.29 $46,360 4.7 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 690 0.06% $14.05 $14.96 $31,120 2.6 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 3,060 0.26% $11.81 $12.43 $25,850 2.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 46,410 4.00% $10.59 $11.43 $23,770 1.5 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 2,340 0.20% $12.18 $12.75 $26,520 1.5 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 470 0.04% $17.69 $17.71 $36,840 2.6 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants (8) (8) $10.36 $10.91 $22,690 6.8 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 3,100 0.27% $10.76 $11.91 $24,770 8.4 %
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Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 740 0.06% $12.88 $13.92 $28,960 4.7 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 30 (7) $32.73 $32.31 $67,200 3.3 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 610 0.05% $12.00 $12.55 $26,110 5.8 %
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Production Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations (8) (8) $8.29 $10.35 $21,530 9.1 %
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Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 360 0.03% $13.83 $16.29 $33,880 7.7 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 30 (7) (4) (4) $54,040 6.6 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services (8) (8) $12.09 $11.86 $24,660 5.2 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 50 (7) $19.74 $20.26 $42,140 5.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 30 (7) $12.04 $10.79 $22,430 9.6 %

About November 2004 National Industry-Specific 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.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour or $145,600 per year.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimates not released.

(9) Wage data for this occupation were removed because of reporting errors.




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