Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 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 1,171,170 100.00% $23.29 $34.01 $70,740 0.7 %
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 21,110 1.80% $51.82 $59.08 $122,880 1.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 1,570 0.13% (5) $91.66 $190,650 3.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 8,040 0.69% $56.60 $64.44 $134,030 1.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 1,350 0.12% $48.34 $54.63 $113,640 2.4 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 90 0.01% $57.02 $61.78 $128,500 10.3 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 130 0.01% $47.36 $61.78 $128,500 13.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 3,150 0.27% $41.23 $43.48 $90,430 1.9 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 1,870 0.16% $53.76 $56.44 $117,400 1.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 2,580 0.22% $51.40 $55.09 $114,590 3.0 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 470 0.04% $42.85 $45.46 $94,550 2.2 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 100 0.01% $50.51 $52.02 $108,200 3.7 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 370 0.03% $49.26 $51.66 $107,440 3.1 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 200 0.02% $22.21 $24.35 $50,640 15.3 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 1,130 0.10% $47.10 $52.77 $109,770 6.9 %
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 21,690 1.85% $29.36 $34.32 $71,390 5.2 %
13-1011 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes 60 0.01% $31.08 $36.00 $74,890 9.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 90 0.01% $27.46 $27.97 $58,180 3.1 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 390 0.03% $25.06 $26.98 $56,120 7.1 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 290 0.02% $25.33 $33.06 $68,760 8.2 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 1,070 0.09% $30.05 $32.63 $67,870 2.8 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 1,130 0.10% $29.58 $31.05 $64,580 1.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 690 0.06% $29.05 $29.76 $61,910 1.5 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 520 0.04% $29.91 $30.00 $62,400 2.5 %
13-1081 Logisticians (8) (8) $31.91 $34.39 $71,520 13.3 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 850 0.07% $40.75 $44.61 $92,780 7.7 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 120 0.01% $23.78 $24.67 $51,310 4.2 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 3,560 0.30% $28.18 $42.00 $87,370 22.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 8,150 0.70% $29.94 $33.44 $69,550 2.8 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 90 0.01% $22.88 $23.67 $49,240 8.2 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 30 (7) $35.08 $34.96 $72,720 5.6 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 280 0.02% $32.16 $34.55 $71,870 10.1 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 510 0.04% $31.14 $36.42 $75,760 7.9 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 40 (7) $39.00 $44.34 $92,240 15.9 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 40 (7) $19.29 $20.60 $42,840 8.9 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 140 0.01% $27.73 $28.65 $59,590 9.6 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors (8) (8) $18.04 $20.21 $42,040 8.6 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 2,490 0.21% $26.48 $31.43 $65,370 4.9 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (8) (8) $20.40 $26.27 $54,650 22.2 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 670 0.06% $30.21 $33.17 $69,000 7.9 %
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 14,370 1.23% $30.46 $31.96 $66,490 0.7 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research 60 0.01% $48.09 $46.81 $97,360 6.5 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 650 0.06% $32.02 $34.22 $71,170 2.2 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 480 0.04% $38.02 $39.31 $81,770 2.3 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 290 0.02% $43.56 $44.31 $92,170 2.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 5,220 0.45% $24.57 $25.31 $52,640 1.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 2,180 0.19% $34.85 $35.95 $74,780 1.0 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 570 0.05% $32.82 $33.51 $69,700 4.3 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 3,830 0.33% $34.09 $35.11 $73,020 1.0 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 850 0.07% $34.25 $35.65 $74,150 2.3 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 180 0.02% $31.32 $33.65 $69,990 7.0 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 40 (7) $37.77 $42.03 $87,430 13.4 %
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 220 0.02% $36.73 $43.60 $90,690 11.7 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers (8) (8) $30.12 $41.59 $86,510 17.6 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 30 (7) $36.99 $45.57 $94,790 20.8 %
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 1,910 0.16% $26.69 $30.64 $63,740 2.6 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 30 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
19-1099 Life Scientists, All Other (8) (8) $36.56 $38.92 $80,950 10.6 %
19-3011 Economists 30 (7) $50.91 $58.61 $121,900 11.9 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 1,540 0.13% $25.09 $28.30 $58,860 1.7 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners (8) (8) $38.58 $39.59 $82,350 6.7 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other (8) (8) $35.07 $34.88 $72,550 17.6 %
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 610 0.05% $18.39 $19.63 $40,840 3.3 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 160 0.01% $22.12 $23.05 $47,950 4.3 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 280 0.02% $18.24 $19.45 $40,450 4.9 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants (8) (8) $14.32 $13.83 $28,760 12.9 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other (8) (8) $15.22 $16.62 $34,570 3.8 %
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 599,510 51.19% $35.23 $47.03 $97,810 0.8 %
23-1011 Lawyers 362,530 30.95% $56.03 $63.29 $131,650 0.8 %
23-1022 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators 740 0.06% $26.57 $31.77 $66,080 9.0 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 187,360 16.00% $21.38 $22.78 $47,380 0.5 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 14,810 1.26% $16.34 $19.01 $39,530 1.6 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 28,560 2.44% $17.66 $19.12 $39,770 1.5 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 5,490 0.47% $20.85 $23.18 $48,210 2.5 %
Education, Training, and Library 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)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 2,700 0.23% $27.25 $27.95 $58,140 1.0 %
25-4021 Librarians 1,910 0.16% $30.69 $31.10 $64,680 1.0 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 690 0.06% $20.01 $20.34 $42,310 1.4 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 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)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 2,250 0.19% $29.54 $41.25 $85,800 15.6 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 200 0.02% $23.87 $25.44 $52,910 7.2 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 1,370 0.12% $27.24 $33.53 $69,740 4.5 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 90 0.01% $21.36 $24.31 $50,560 6.1 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 100 0.01% $12.51 $18.55 $38,580 12.9 %
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% $24.34 $25.86 $53,780 6.3 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 240 0.02% $30.70 $32.51 $67,620 6.2 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 270 0.02% $17.73 $18.79 $39,080 6.4 %
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 1,700 0.15% $19.80 $23.95 $49,810 6.6 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 40 (7) $28.25 $28.05 $58,340 4.2 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 1,350 0.12% $21.53 $25.87 $53,810 7.1 %
33-9032 Security Guards 230 0.02% $15.42 $15.48 $32,190 5.7 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other (8) (8) $10.83 $12.26 $25,500 17.2 %
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 160 0.01% $14.25 $14.45 $30,050 4.0 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 50 (7) $13.54 $13.07 $27,180 5.2 %
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 4,310 0.37% $9.98 $10.91 $22,700 2.4 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 100 0.01% $22.75 $22.49 $46,790 5.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3,680 0.31% $9.88 $10.70 $22,250 2.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 370 0.03% $10.77 $10.78 $22,420 5.3 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers (8) (8) $8.62 $8.82 $18,340 6.6 %
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 200 0.02% $12.23 $12.56 $26,120 5.5 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 70 0.01% $12.31 $12.37 $25,730 11.4 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 30 (7) $14.16 $13.90 $28,920 4.8 %
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 4,620 0.39% $20.35 $25.99 $54,050 4.6 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 180 0.02% $29.97 $35.45 $73,740 15.1 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 720 0.06% $24.04 $29.39 $61,140 8.6 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 1,780 0.15% $19.17 $24.02 $49,960 4.1 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 80 0.01% $23.53 $36.81 $76,570 20.8 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 390 0.03% $21.46 $25.20 $52,410 12.3 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 1,230 0.11% $19.17 $26.25 $54,590 14.1 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 180 0.02% $19.22 $21.87 $45,500 6.1 %
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 494,430 42.22% $16.38 $17.74 $36,900 0.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 17,960 1.53% $26.03 $27.44 $57,080 1.1 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 3,720 0.32% $14.34 $14.56 $30,290 1.3 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 6,790 0.58% $15.61 $16.91 $35,160 1.5 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 7,300 0.62% $17.84 $18.49 $38,460 1.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 26,130 2.23% $17.78 $18.40 $38,270 0.9 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 950 0.08% $19.65 $19.65 $40,880 1.6 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 (7) $18.27 $18.48 $38,430 2.7 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 410 0.04% $17.78 $20.59 $42,830 12.1 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 230 0.02% $14.35 $15.24 $31,700 4.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,700 0.23% $14.23 $15.62 $32,500 5.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks 19,790 1.69% $12.18 $12.81 $26,650 0.8 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 230 0.02% $14.83 $15.31 $31,840 5.2 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 820 0.07% $16.22 $16.24 $33,780 2.0 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 7,660 0.65% $17.55 $17.75 $36,920 1.6 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 70 0.01% $11.89 $12.68 $26,370 3.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 1,300 0.11% $19.83 $20.24 $42,090 1.9 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 33,480 2.86% $12.51 $13.02 $27,090 0.7 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 870 0.07% $13.30 $14.51 $30,170 5.0 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 10,620 0.91% $10.83 $11.52 $23,960 1.4 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 70 0.01% $15.53 $17.37 $36,130 5.6 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 190 0.02% $17.59 $18.35 $38,180 6.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 130 0.01% $13.12 $14.29 $29,730 5.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 20,360 1.74% $20.26 $21.91 $45,580 1.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 223,600 19.09% $19.09 $20.00 $41,590 0.4 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 520 0.04% $18.12 $17.63 $36,660 4.1 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 43,430 3.71% $13.20 $13.88 $28,870 1.4 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 260 0.02% $14.57 $16.39 $34,090 5.2 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 2,380 0.20% $13.09 $13.36 $27,780 1.8 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 6,670 0.57% $17.84 $19.17 $39,860 1.3 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 100 0.01% $23.21 $23.68 $49,250 8.5 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 490 0.04% $14.45 $15.66 $32,570 7.1 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 2,540 0.22% $13.86 $14.18 $29,500 1.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 47,050 4.02% $11.65 $12.32 $25,630 0.9 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 2,170 0.19% $13.03 $13.73 $28,560 1.7 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 780 0.07% $18.32 $17.74 $36,910 7.4 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants (8) (8) $18.71 $18.71 $38,920 4.2 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 2,490 0.21% $16.01 $17.37 $36,130 7.5 %
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 110 0.01% $9.44 $9.43 $19,620 7.1 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 90 0.01% $10.29 $9.88 $20,560 5.3 %
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 560 0.05% $18.61 $20.23 $42,090 3.0 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 50 (7) $22.04 $22.57 $46,940 4.8 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 480 0.04% $17.77 $19.12 $39,780 3.4 %
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 160 0.01% $15.80 $20.38 $42,400 11.8 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots (8) (8) (4) (4) $77,020 9.4 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services (8) (8) $14.78 $14.95 $31,090 12.8 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 40 (7) $13.93 $14.57 $30,300 5.1 %

About May 2008 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 $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year.

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

(8) Estimates not released.




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