Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2006 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 nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 541100 - Legal Services.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, percent of establishments reporting the occupation, and the employment percent relative standard error, is 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 Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 1,174,330 100.00% $21.35 $30.87 $64,200 0.9 %
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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 20,240 1.72% $46.16 $52.99 $110,210 1.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 1,800 0.15% (5) $80.00 $166,410 2.2 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 7,840 0.67% $50.87 $57.85 $120,330 2.3 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 1,320 0.11% $43.45 $50.87 $105,810 7.2 %
11-2022 Sales Managers (8) (8) $45.52 $47.92 $99,660 5.5 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 100 0.01% $41.21 $54.07 $112,460 17.8 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 2,790 0.24% $37.69 $38.80 $80,710 1.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 1,910 0.16% $47.01 $49.86 $103,700 1.2 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 2,260 0.19% $42.38 $48.41 $100,700 2.2 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 510 0.04% $36.94 $39.30 $81,740 1.7 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 70 0.01% $48.69 $49.67 $103,300 4.0 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 320 0.03% $45.23 $48.25 $100,360 2.2 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers (8) (8) $13.93 $15.33 $31,890 9.3 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 40 (7) $25.87 $28.93 $60,170 11.4 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 860 0.07% $38.66 $41.33 $85,960 6.8 %
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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 18,030 1.54% $24.31 $27.43 $57,060 1.9 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products (8) (8) $23.04 $25.39 $52,800 4.8 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 250 0.02% $22.15 $24.12 $50,170 8.1 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 210 0.02% $23.32 $26.59 $55,300 3.3 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 650 0.06% $27.01 $29.69 $61,750 1.8 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 770 0.07% $27.11 $29.17 $60,670 2.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 590 0.05% $28.22 $28.33 $58,930 2.0 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 460 0.04% $26.48 $28.31 $58,890 1.8 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 390 0.03% $35.04 $40.74 $84,730 8.2 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 100 0.01% $21.31 $22.46 $46,720 3.8 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 2,160 0.18% $23.28 $25.95 $53,970 4.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 8,380 0.71% $24.54 $27.72 $57,660 3.1 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (8) (8) $13.30 $14.92 $31,030 5.0 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 70 0.01% $35.45 $37.61 $78,220 4.8 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 230 0.02% $21.19 $25.75 $53,570 13.6 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 240 0.02% $31.31 $35.67 $74,190 4.0 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 110 0.01% $34.27 $42.71 $88,850 14.0 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters (8) (8) $23.91 $22.52 $46,840 3.6 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners (8) (8) $27.30 $29.96 $62,310 17.1 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 1,840 0.16% $21.97 $26.10 $54,290 4.4 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 240 0.02% $17.03 $19.16 $39,850 9.3 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 250 0.02% $25.46 $28.63 $59,550 4.7 %
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Computer and Mathematical 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)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 13,750 1.17% $27.32 $28.87 $60,040 0.8 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research 80 0.01% $28.01 $36.27 $75,440 10.7 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 420 0.04% $30.91 $32.15 $66,870 2.2 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 280 0.02% $35.23 $35.93 $74,730 2.3 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 220 0.02% $37.97 $38.42 $79,920 3.2 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 5,490 0.47% $22.37 $23.10 $48,050 1.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 2,360 0.20% $31.38 $32.69 $67,990 2.0 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 310 0.03% $32.90 $33.31 $69,280 1.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 3,560 0.30% $31.20 $32.30 $67,180 0.9 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 750 0.06% $31.27 $31.92 $66,390 2.6 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 190 0.02% $27.21 $28.54 $59,350 4.3 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 50 (7) $32.00 $31.75 $66,050 2.5 %
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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) $26.52 $30.42 $63,270 11.7 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 80 0.01% $14.02 $14.29 $29,710 6.6 %
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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 1,310 0.11% $26.80 $29.91 $62,210 3.1 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 1,050 0.09% $25.61 $28.99 $60,300 3.2 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other (8) (8) $33.49 $33.00 $68,630 18.7 %
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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 510 0.04% $18.42 $19.51 $40,580 3.1 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 70 0.01% $18.33 $19.14 $39,810 5.2 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers (8) (8) $17.52 $20.25 $42,130 17.7 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants (8) (8) $21.54 $21.08 $43,840 11.8 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 70 0.01% $18.91 $18.46 $38,400 12.0 %
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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 580,330 49.42% $33.69 $43.55 $90,590 1.1 %
23-1011 Lawyers 362,060 30.83% $51.97 $57.40 $119,390 1.0 %
23-1022 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators 830 0.07% $28.42 $37.01 $76,980 10.0 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 166,900 14.21% $19.93 $21.13 $43,950 0.6 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 16,360 1.39% $16.55 $18.11 $37,660 1.5 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 28,280 2.41% $16.49 $18.11 $37,660 1.8 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other (8) (8) $19.00 $21.79 $45,320 4.7 %
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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 2,710 0.23% $24.14 $25.37 $52,770 1.0 %
25-4021 Librarians 1,800 0.15% $28.06 $28.86 $60,030 1.1 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 860 0.07% $17.61 $18.31 $38,080 1.8 %
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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 1,420 0.12% $25.38 $29.93 $62,240 7.9 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 270 0.02% $21.63 $23.84 $49,580 6.5 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 830 0.07% $27.19 $30.20 $62,820 5.5 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 40 (7) $28.29 $30.57 $63,590 4.5 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 70 0.01% $18.52 $21.07 $43,820 11.9 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 70 0.01% $20.38 $23.17 $48,200 25.7 %
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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 540 0.05% $25.37 $30.46 $63,360 8.0 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 340 0.03% $28.11 $31.59 $65,700 6.8 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 160 0.01% $18.33 $19.34 $40,220 5.1 %
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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 1,860 0.16% $17.80 $20.48 $42,590 4.5 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 50 (7) $20.60 $23.46 $48,790 7.7 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 1,200 0.10% $20.22 $22.99 $47,820 5.1 %
33-9032 Security Guards 250 0.02% $14.33 $14.63 $30,430 5.2 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 320 0.03% $13.94 $15.33 $31,900 8.4 %
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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 230 0.02% $12.43 $12.32 $25,620 3.1 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 70 0.01% $12.92 $12.57 $26,150 4.8 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 30 (7) $10.47 $10.88 $22,630 6.0 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 40 (7) $12.74 $12.35 $25,690 8.5 %
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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 4,830 0.41% $9.00 $10.02 $20,840 2.4 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 100 0.01% $20.63 $20.99 $43,650 7.1 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 4,030 0.34% $8.87 $9.88 $20,550 2.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 570 0.05% $9.07 $9.32 $19,390 4.2 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers (8) (8) $7.31 $9.21 $19,160 17.7 %
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Personal Care and Service Occupations top
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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)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 170 0.01% $8.26 $9.62 $20,010 9.4 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers (8) (8) $9.32 $9.21 $19,150 11.6 %
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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 4,140 0.35% $18.61 $23.86 $49,630 4.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 170 0.01% $30.42 $36.06 $75,010 19.0 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 270 0.02% $20.97 $28.07 $58,390 16.2 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 1,940 0.17% $18.87 $23.37 $48,620 4.4 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 180 0.02% $22.29 $29.38 $61,100 18.8 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 1,200 0.10% $17.42 $23.10 $48,040 11.4 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 80 0.01% $11.57 $12.99 $27,010 12.3 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 170 0.01% $18.56 $19.82 $41,230 7.7 %
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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 522,650 44.51% $15.42 $16.65 $34,630 0.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 18,950 1.61% $24.94 $26.31 $54,720 1.1 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 4,880 0.42% $12.77 $13.21 $27,480 1.4 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 9,650 0.82% $14.46 $15.63 $32,510 2.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 7,150 0.61% $16.58 $17.15 $35,660 1.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 27,660 2.36% $16.49 $17.00 $35,360 0.9 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 1,060 0.09% $19.23 $18.74 $38,970 2.0 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 40 (7) $18.34 $18.04 $37,510 3.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,110 0.18% $16.70 $16.57 $34,460 6.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks 22,680 1.93% $11.08 $11.63 $24,190 1.0 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 370 0.03% $14.76 $16.56 $34,440 7.9 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 990 0.08% $14.22 $14.22 $29,580 1.6 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 7,140 0.61% $15.93 $16.32 $33,950 1.2 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 110 0.01% $11.08 $11.77 $24,490 3.3 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 1,600 0.14% $17.84 $18.27 $38,010 2.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 34,360 2.93% $11.59 $11.98 $24,920 1.7 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 620 0.05% $14.69 $15.85 $32,970 5.3 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 12,210 1.04% $9.91 $10.62 $22,090 1.3 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 80 0.01% $15.23 $16.64 $34,620 5.6 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 130 0.01% $17.80 $19.40 $40,340 4.3 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 130 0.01% $12.35 $13.51 $28,100 3.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 18,840 1.60% $18.59 $19.77 $41,130 2.0 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 232,340 19.78% $18.30 $19.07 $39,670 0.6 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 47,190 4.02% $12.56 $13.15 $27,340 1.1 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 260 0.02% $16.45 $16.79 $34,910 3.6 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 3,120 0.27% $11.79 $12.06 $25,080 2.3 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 9,220 0.79% $16.84 $17.84 $37,100 1.4 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 120 0.01% $14.80 $17.38 $36,140 7.5 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 390 0.03% $14.24 $14.71 $30,610 4.2 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 2,760 0.24% $12.74 $12.96 $26,960 1.0 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 49,230 4.19% $11.05 $11.69 $24,310 1.1 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 2,430 0.21% $12.89 $13.42 $27,910 1.2 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 520 0.04% $16.26 $17.28 $35,940 2.7 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants (8) (8) $17.21 $16.56 $34,450 5.6 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 3,180 0.27% $13.23 $13.64 $28,370 5.4 %
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Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations top
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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)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations (8) (8) (8) (8) (8) (8)
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals (8) (8) $8.55 $8.19 $17,040 9.9 %
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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% $12.02 $14.27 $29,690 4.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 650 0.06% $10.93 $12.98 $27,000 5.1 %
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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) $10.11 $11.51 $23,940 5.1 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers (8) (8) $15.28 $15.93 $33,130 9.4 %
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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 290 0.02% $13.64 $15.42 $32,070 7.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services (8) (8) $6.71 $8.62 $17,920 22.0 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 50 (7) $19.33 $18.51 $38,510 6.9 %

About May 2006 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.

(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. Data are being corrected and revised wage estimates will be posted as soon as possible.




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