This major group comprises the following occupations: Lawyers ; Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers ; Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators ; Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates ; Paralegals and Legal Assistants ; Court Reporters ; Law Clerks ; Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers ; Legal Support Workers, All Other
Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this major group:
|Wage RSE (3)|
|1,003,270||0.5 %||$44.36||$92,270||0.6 %|
Percentile wage estimates for this major group:
|Annual Wage (2)||$33,350||$45,730||$71,740||$124,120||(5)|
About May 2008 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates
These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia.
Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.
(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 $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year.
Other OES estimates and related information:
May 2008 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates
May 2008 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates
May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates
May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates
List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order
List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order
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Last Modified Date: May 04, 2009