Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 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 XLS files.

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 1,144,920 100.00% $23.95 $35.47 $73,770 0.8 %
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 21,380 1.87% $53.30 $61.31 $127,510 1.4 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 1,770 0.15% (5) $96.81 $201,370 4.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 8,190 0.72% $56.34 $65.25 $135,710 2.2 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 1,370 0.12% $50.40 $56.22 $116,950 2.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 60 0.01% $66.89 $70.44 $146,520 9.0 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 130 0.01% $43.54 $54.75 $113,890 7.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 3,070 0.27% $42.41 $45.13 $93,860 2.0 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 1,870 0.16% $55.22 $59.37 $123,480 1.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 2,690 0.23% $53.56 $57.51 $119,630 3.3 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 460 0.04% $44.26 $45.90 $95,480 2.9 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 110 0.01% $49.86 $53.97 $112,260 4.3 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 410 0.04% $48.77 $52.12 $108,420 3.1 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 250 0.02% $25.11 $25.86 $53,780 11.1 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 940 0.08% $48.85 $57.34 $119,260 7.8 %
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 21,480 1.88% $30.01 $34.91 $72,620 5.8 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 130 0.01% $27.48 $29.20 $60,730 5.9 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 380 0.03% $24.26 $26.01 $54,090 9.1 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 330 0.03% $23.89 $29.29 $60,930 10.7 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 1,260 0.11% $31.54 $33.95 $70,620 2.7 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 1,080 0.09% $30.46 $31.17 $64,840 1.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 700 0.06% $29.43 $30.32 $63,070 1.8 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 640 0.06% $30.13 $29.99 $62,390 2.6 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 840 0.07% $39.76 $42.97 $89,370 7.6 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 180 0.02% $24.93 $25.14 $52,300 3.2 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 3,400 0.30% $29.66 $44.76 $93,110 24.8 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 8,020 0.70% $30.81 $34.04 $70,800 2.8 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 90 0.01% $22.66 $23.43 $48,740 9.0 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 40 (7) $35.46 $34.01 $70,740 6.4 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 210 0.02% $24.12 $31.50 $65,510 13.4 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 500 0.04% $31.71 $36.24 $75,380 5.0 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 60 0.01% $27.41 $36.34 $75,590 7.6 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 70 0.01% $16.38 $18.60 $38,680 9.0 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 110 0.01% $25.81 $25.09 $52,190 8.6 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors 140 0.01% $19.71 $21.18 $44,050 5.7 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 2,470 0.22% $27.62 $32.40 $67,400 5.6 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (8) (8) $33.24 $27.88 $58,000 23.7 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 570 0.05% $30.65 $33.47 $69,610 8.4 %
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 14,250 1.24% $31.32 $32.89 $68,400 0.7 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 640 0.06% $32.87 $35.01 $72,820 2.3 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 580 0.05% $38.36 $39.42 $81,990 2.4 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 230 0.02% $45.26 $46.58 $96,900 2.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 5,220 0.46% $25.17 $26.00 $54,090 0.9 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 2,000 0.17% $36.72 $37.78 $78,570 1.0 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 590 0.05% $33.14 $34.08 $70,890 4.0 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 3,890 0.34% $35.18 $36.32 $75,540 1.2 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 810 0.07% $35.62 $36.81 $76,560 2.7 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 200 0.02% $30.75 $33.06 $68,760 8.1 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 40 (7) $38.30 $41.93 $87,210 11.2 %
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 190 0.02% $35.69 $40.99 $85,260 10.3 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers (8) (8) $30.94 $41.95 $87,250 16.6 %
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 2,030 0.18% $26.66 $30.73 $63,920 2.3 %
19-1099 Life Scientists, All Other (8) (8) $37.98 $40.71 $84,690 9.1 %
19-3011 Economists 50 (7) $57.17 $58.00 $120,640 7.3 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 1,740 0.15% $25.70 $28.95 $60,220 2.0 %
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 500 0.04% $18.26 $19.57 $40,700 3.5 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 140 0.01% $22.91 $24.16 $50,260 4.9 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other (8) (8) $18.71 $19.51 $40,580 4.0 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 130 0.01% $15.85 $16.29 $33,880 3.9 %
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 592,740 51.77% $36.36 $48.95 $101,810 0.9 %
23-1011 Lawyers 363,170 31.72% $57.29 $65.65 $136,540 0.9 %
23-1022 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators 620 0.05% $23.71 $28.19 $58,620 6.9 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 179,350 15.66% $21.76 $23.30 $48,460 0.6 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 15,750 1.38% $16.39 $19.28 $40,100 1.9 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 28,910 2.53% $17.95 $19.38 $40,310 1.4 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 4,930 0.43% $20.66 $22.77 $47,350 2.6 %
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 2,680 0.23% $27.98 $28.65 $59,590 1.1 %
25-4021 Librarians 1,900 0.17% $31.64 $31.91 $66,370 1.1 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 690 0.06% $20.32 $20.86 $43,380 1.6 %
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 2,360 0.21% $31.78 $45.12 $93,840 14.7 %
27-1011 Art Directors 590 0.05% (5) $87.32 $181,630 14.8 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 170 0.01% $24.42 $24.10 $50,120 3.6 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 1,340 0.12% $27.27 $33.03 $68,710 4.1 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 100 0.01% $19.94 $22.78 $47,390 4.5 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 70 0.01% $15.95 $21.35 $44,420 14.2 %
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 520 0.05% $22.04 $23.19 $48,230 4.4 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 310 0.03% $22.74 $25.48 $52,990 6.1 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 150 0.01% $14.58 $16.01 $33,290 7.9 %
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 1,690 0.15% $19.24 $24.05 $50,030 7.9 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 30 (7) $29.38 $29.12 $60,570 4.4 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 1,310 0.11% $20.62 $26.41 $54,920 8.6 %
33-9032 Security Guards 260 0.02% $14.05 $15.57 $32,380 7.4 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other (8) (8) $10.74 $12.47 $25,950 19.5 %
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 150 0.01% $15.46 $15.37 $31,970 4.0 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 30 (7) $9.21 $11.00 $22,870 8.7 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 40 (7) $14.67 $13.90 $28,900 6.7 %
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 4,210 0.37% $10.23 $11.43 $23,760 2.4 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 100 0.01% $21.34 $22.73 $47,280 6.6 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3,500 0.31% $10.24 $11.27 $23,440 2.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 470 0.04% $10.11 $10.82 $22,510 6.2 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers (8) (8) $9.15 $9.67 $20,100 6.8 %
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 180 0.02% $13.16 $13.48 $28,030 5.0 %
39-6012 Concierges (8) (8) $13.63 $14.26 $29,670 6.2 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers (8) (8) $12.93 $12.92 $26,870 13.0 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 30 (7) $15.24 $15.33 $31,880 3.4 %
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 3,800 0.33% $21.88 $27.49 $57,180 4.9 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 180 0.02% $29.02 $36.31 $75,530 14.4 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 640 0.06% $22.15 $27.59 $57,390 11.3 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 1,550 0.14% $23.34 $28.23 $58,710 6.3 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 80 0.01% $23.52 $35.98 $74,840 25.2 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 240 0.02% $19.00 $22.14 $46,050 14.9 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 880 0.08% $19.04 $24.83 $51,640 15.4 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 190 0.02% $21.48 $23.28 $48,430 8.3 %
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 475,880 41.56% $16.95 $18.30 $38,050 0.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 17,220 1.50% $26.61 $27.93 $58,080 1.2 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 3,380 0.30% $14.76 $14.96 $31,120 1.5 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 6,890 0.60% $16.42 $17.81 $37,050 2.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 7,100 0.62% $18.38 $19.14 $39,810 1.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 25,810 2.25% $18.09 $18.87 $39,250 1.0 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 980 0.09% $19.28 $19.58 $40,720 2.5 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 60 0.01% $17.91 $18.12 $37,700 3.2 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks (8) (8) $16.30 $16.35 $34,000 2.9 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks (8) (8) $22.96 $23.88 $49,670 8.4 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 240 0.02% $15.21 $16.31 $33,920 5.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,470 0.22% $14.75 $16.25 $33,810 5.2 %
43-4071 File Clerks 18,720 1.64% $12.73 $13.40 $27,870 1.0 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan (8) (8) $16.42 $16.45 $34,210 3.8 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 630 0.06% $17.36 $17.12 $35,620 2.0 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 6,560 0.57% $17.55 $17.90 $37,240 2.0 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 60 0.01% $16.50 $16.78 $34,900 4.6 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 1,270 0.11% $20.68 $21.30 $44,300 1.9 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 32,280 2.82% $12.88 $13.39 $27,850 0.8 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 710 0.06% $14.03 $15.05 $31,310 5.0 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 9,990 0.87% $11.17 $12.14 $25,260 2.4 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 40 (7) $18.51 $20.34 $42,300 6.4 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 250 0.02% $17.24 $18.10 $37,640 7.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 130 0.01% $14.47 $15.16 $31,540 5.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 19,350 1.69% $21.35 $23.02 $47,870 1.9 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 213,000 18.60% $19.75 $20.66 $42,980 0.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 360 0.03% $17.69 $17.83 $37,090 4.5 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 43,550 3.80% $13.73 $14.34 $29,840 1.5 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 240 0.02% $15.07 $18.27 $38,000 11.8 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 2,150 0.19% $13.40 $14.08 $29,280 1.8 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 6,330 0.55% $18.50 $19.72 $41,010 1.3 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 80 0.01% $27.38 $27.36 $56,900 3.6 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 560 0.05% $14.71 $15.83 $32,930 6.6 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 2,440 0.21% $14.36 $14.99 $31,170 1.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 47,090 4.11% $12.02 $12.81 $26,640 1.0 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 1,900 0.17% $13.05 $13.82 $28,740 1.9 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 750 0.07% $17.75 $17.49 $36,370 7.9 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 2,390 0.21% $16.29 $17.49 $36,370 8.0 %
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) $10.70 $10.98 $22,840 11.4 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 80 0.01% $11.42 $11.89 $24,740 10.0 %
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 520 0.05% $19.60 $21.20 $44,100 2.5 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 40 (7) $21.14 $22.86 $47,550 6.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 440 0.04% $18.98 $19.93 $41,450 2.8 %
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 220 0.02% $14.38 $18.47 $38,420 11.9 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 50 (7) (4) (4) $74,600 10.9 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services (8) (8) $15.08 $15.33 $31,890 14.4 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 40 (7) $12.35 $13.66 $28,420 7.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand (8) (8) $12.48 $11.68 $24,290 11.6 %

About May 2009 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) Estimate not released.




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