Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

23-1012 Judicial Law Clerks

Assist judges in court or by conducting research or preparing legal documents. Excludes "Lawyers" (23-1011) and "Paralegals and Legal Assistants" (23-2011).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
25,150 3.5 % $21.18 $44,060 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.12 $14.22 $19.12 $25.41 $34.12
Annual Wage (2) $23,130 $29,590 $39,780 $52,850 $70,960


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Legal Services 10,990 0.98 $18.87 $39,240
Local Government (OES Designation) 9,050 0.16 $20.75 $43,160
State Government (OES Designation) 4,360 0.19 $27.75 $57,720
Management of Companies and Enterprises 180 0.01 $22.31 $46,410
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 100 0.02 $20.60 $42,850

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Legal Services 10,990 0.98 $18.87 $39,240
State Government (OES Designation) 4,360 0.19 $27.75 $57,720
Local Government (OES Designation) 9,050 0.16 $20.75 $43,160
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 100 0.02 $20.60 $42,850
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 60 0.01 $24.11 $50,150

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 4,360 0.19 $27.75 $57,720
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 60 0.01 $24.11 $50,150
Management of Companies and Enterprises 180 0.01 $22.31 $46,410
Insurance Carriers 80 0.01 $21.43 $44,580
Local Government (OES Designation) 9,050 0.16 $20.75 $43,160


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 4,040 0.29 1.46 $23.36 $48,580
New York 1,790 0.21 1.08 $30.91 $64,300
Illinois 1,660 0.30 1.52 $22.43 $46,650
Georgia 1,560 0.42 2.10 $17.88 $37,200
Texas 1,530 0.15 0.76 $17.00 $35,350




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 310 0.48 2.43 $31.61 $65,760
Maryland 1,160 0.47 2.39 $25.12 $52,250
Delaware 170 0.43 2.17 $19.04 $39,610
Georgia 1,560 0.42 2.10 $17.88 $37,200
Montana 170 0.41 2.05 $17.95 $37,330




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 310 0.48 2.43 $31.61 $65,760
Connecticut 200 0.13 0.65 $31.15 $64,790
New York 1,790 0.21 1.08 $30.91 $64,300
Nevada 180 0.16 0.80 $27.87 $57,980
Maine 40 0.08 0.38 $27.54 $57,280

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,350 0.36 1.79 (8) (8)
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 1,330 0.38 1.90 $23.43 $48,740
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,200 0.24 1.22 $28.51 $59,300
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,190 0.54 2.73 $18.33 $38,130
Baltimore-Towson, MD 930 0.75 3.79 $24.90 $51,790
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 600 0.26 1.31 $28.94 $60,180
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 570 0.60 3.02 $27.79 $57,800
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 500 0.30 1.50 $21.76 $45,250
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 500 0.60 3.05 $20.06 $41,730
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 470 0.28 1.42 $21.03 $43,740




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Baltimore-Towson, MD 930 0.75 3.79 $24.90 $51,790
Missoula, MT 40 0.75 3.76 $17.70 $36,810
Olympia, WA 60 0.67 3.38 $30.09 $62,590
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 500 0.60 3.05 $20.06 $41,730
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 570 0.60 3.02 $27.79 $57,800
Dover, DE 30 0.55 2.78 $21.38 $44,460
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,190 0.54 2.73 $18.33 $38,130
Columbia, SC 160 0.48 2.42 $18.30 $38,070
Baton Rouge, LA 160 0.46 2.32 $17.62 $36,650
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 80 0.43 2.19 $15.48 $32,200




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 100 0.23 1.17 $42.23 $87,840
Rochester, NY 40 0.08 0.39 $33.61 $69,900
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 80 0.14 0.71 $33.56 $69,810
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 240 0.26 1.29 $31.34 $65,190
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $30.75 $63,970
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 60 0.14 0.71 $30.43 $63,290
Olympia, WA 60 0.67 3.38 $30.09 $62,590
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $29.19 $60,720
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 600 0.26 1.31 $28.94 $60,180
Richmond, VA (8) (8) (8) $28.90 $60,110

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.31 1.54 $10.64 $22,140
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.49 2.47 $20.29 $42,190
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 1.26 $17.96 $37,350
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.39 1.95 $13.64 $28,370
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 1.58 $17.99 $37,410

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.49 2.47 $20.29 $42,190
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.39 1.95 $13.64 $28,370
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 1.58 $17.99 $37,410
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.31 1.54 $10.64 $22,140
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 1.26 $17.96 $37,350

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.49 2.47 $20.29 $42,190
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 1.58 $17.99 $37,410
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 1.26 $17.96 $37,350
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 1.13 $17.81 $37,050
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.40 $36,190


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 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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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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