Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
18,300 3.8 % $22.44 $46,670 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.34 $14.79 $20.41 $27.18 $36.03
Annual Wage (2) $23,590 $30,750 $42,450 $56,530 $74,940


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)
Local Government (OES Designation) 8,210 0.15 $21.87 $45,480
Legal Services 6,170 0.55 $20.25 $42,130
State Government (OES Designation) 3,410 0.15 $27.67 $57,560
Management of Companies and Enterprises 120 0.01 $23.21 $48,280
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 50 0.00 $10.68 $22,220

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 6,170 0.55 $20.25 $42,130
Local Government (OES Designation) 8,210 0.15 $21.87 $45,480
State Government (OES Designation) 3,410 0.15 $27.67 $57,560
Management of Companies and Enterprises 120 0.01 $23.21 $48,280
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 50 0.00 $10.68 $22,220

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 3,410 0.15 $27.67 $57,560
Insurance Carriers 40 (7) $25.19 $52,390
Management of Companies and Enterprises 120 0.01 $23.21 $48,280
Local Government (OES Designation) 8,210 0.15 $21.87 $45,480
Employment Services 30 (7) $21.47 $44,650


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 2,800 0.20 1.40 $26.84 $55,820
Illinois 1,410 0.25 1.77 $22.29 $46,350
New York 1,240 0.15 1.03 $36.59 $76,110
Georgia 1,210 0.32 2.25 $18.41 $38,300
Texas 1,200 0.12 0.82 $17.44 $36,270




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 250 0.39 2.72 $33.52 $69,710
Georgia 1,210 0.32 2.25 $18.41 $38,300
Delaware 120 0.31 2.16 $21.19 $44,080
Utah 350 0.30 2.08 $15.80 $32,860
Montana 120 0.27 1.91 $16.29 $33,880




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 1,240 0.15 1.03 $36.59 $76,110
Connecticut 60 0.04 0.26 $34.31 $71,370
District of Columbia 250 0.39 2.72 $33.52 $69,710
Nevada 140 0.12 0.87 $29.26 $60,870
Oregon 120 0.08 0.53 $28.70 $59,690





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 1,300 0.34 2.39 (8) (8)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,130 0.32 2.21 $23.86 $49,630
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 910 0.41 2.86 $19.06 $39,630
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 680 0.13 0.94 $29.69 $61,750
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 480 0.28 1.99 $21.56 $44,840
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 430 0.25 1.78 $22.20 $46,170
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 390 0.17 1.19 $29.70 $61,770
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 310 0.22 1.54 $19.61 $40,780
Pittsburgh, PA 290 0.26 1.80 $21.81 $45,360
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 250 0.10 0.68 $16.36 $34,030




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)
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 80 0.65 4.54 $32.02 $66,610
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 910 0.41 2.86 $19.06 $39,630
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 80 0.40 2.81 $15.70 $32,650
Jackson, MS 90 0.36 2.53 $20.43 $42,480
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,300 0.34 2.39 (8) (8)
Baton Rouge, LA 120 0.34 2.40 $17.71 $36,840
Columbia, SC 110 0.33 2.29 $17.15 $35,680
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,130 0.32 2.21 $23.86 $49,630
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 100 0.31 2.14 $21.34 $44,390
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 150 0.30 2.09 $18.03 $37,500




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 90 0.21 1.49 $42.64 $88,690
Rochester, NY 30 0.06 0.44 $37.27 $77,520
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 60 0.05 0.35 $32.90 $68,440
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 230 0.24 1.69 $32.44 $67,480
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 80 0.65 4.54 $32.02 $66,610
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $31.91 $66,380
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $30.71 $63,870
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 90 0.11 0.77 $30.69 $63,840
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $30.68 $63,820
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 390 0.17 1.19 $29.70 $61,770

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)
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 80 0.53 3.68 $11.82 $24,580
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 60 0.35 2.42 $15.60 $32,460
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.40 2.79 $19.30 $40,140
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.13 0.93 $13.74 $28,580
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.41 2.90 $13.51 $28,100

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)
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 80 0.53 3.68 $11.82 $24,580
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.41 2.90 $13.51 $28,100
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.40 2.79 $19.30 $40,140
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 60 0.35 2.42 $15.60 $32,460
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.30 2.11 $13.95 $29,020

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 50 0.40 2.79 $19.30 $40,140
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.72 $38,930
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.23 $35,850
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 60 0.35 2.42 $15.60 $32,460
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.30 2.11 $13.95 $29,020


About May 2011 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.

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

(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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2011 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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