Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other

All legal support workers not listed separately.


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)
44,720 2.3 % $28.88 $60,070 5.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.75 $19.25 $25.19 $35.00 $48.89
Annual Wage (2) $30,680 $40,040 $52,390 $72,810 $101,690


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)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 16,110 0.78 $36.24 $75,390
Legal Services 9,620 0.86 $23.96 $49,830
State Government (OES Designation) 6,470 0.28 $25.00 $51,990
Local Government (OES Designation) 4,370 0.08 $23.78 $49,450
Insurance Carriers 1,280 0.11 $25.68 $53,410

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 9,620 0.86 $23.96 $49,830
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 16,110 0.78 $36.24 $75,390
State Government (OES Designation) 6,470 0.28 $25.00 $51,990
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 210 0.15 $20.66 $42,970
Other Investment Pools and Funds 50 0.13 $22.87 $47,570

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 230 0.06 $37.24 $77,450
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 16,110 0.78 $36.24 $75,390
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 50 0.01 $35.55 $73,940
Scientific Research and Development Services 110 0.02 $33.90 $70,510
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 60 0.01 $32.66 $67,930


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)
Virginia 9,400 2.65 7.59 $44.47 $92,490
California 6,060 0.43 1.24 $28.17 $58,600
Texas 2,430 0.24 0.68 $23.55 $48,980
District of Columbia 1,740 2.70 7.76 $32.12 $66,810
Maryland 1,720 0.69 1.99 $34.09 $70,900




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 1,740 2.70 7.76 $32.12 $66,810
Virginia 9,400 2.65 7.59 $44.47 $92,490
Maryland 1,720 0.69 1.99 $34.09 $70,900
Washington 1,550 0.57 1.64 $27.60 $57,410
Hawaii 300 0.51 1.47 $22.81 $47,440




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 9,400 2.65 7.59 $44.47 $92,490
Maryland 1,720 0.69 1.99 $34.09 $70,900
District of Columbia 1,740 2.70 7.76 $32.12 $66,810
Connecticut 340 0.21 0.61 $30.95 $64,380
New Jersey 480 0.13 0.37 $28.54 $59,370





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 2,110 0.55 1.58 $28.01 $58,260
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 970 0.27 0.78 $24.47 $50,900
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 850 0.88 2.53 $30.04 $62,490
Baltimore-Towson, MD 810 0.65 1.85 $27.74 $57,700
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 680 0.70 2.01 $21.04 $43,760
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 650 0.25 0.73 (8) (8)
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 630 0.46 1.31 $24.31 $50,570
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 590 0.53 1.53 $21.15 $43,990
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 530 0.44 1.27 $23.55 $48,980
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 510 0.42 1.19 $32.19 $66,960




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)
Jefferson City, MO 470 6.59 18.89 (8) (8)
Olympia, WA 320 3.41 9.79 $23.44 $48,760
Greeley, CO 100 1.26 3.63 $19.67 $40,910
Dover, DE 70 1.22 3.51 $22.07 $45,900
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 450 1.05 3.02 $21.92 $45,590
Tallahassee, FL 170 1.04 3.00 $20.02 $41,650
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 290 0.92 2.65 $18.66 $38,820
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 850 0.88 2.53 $30.04 $62,490
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 680 0.70 2.01 $21.04 $43,760
Valdosta, GA 30 0.68 1.94 $18.15 $37,750




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)
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 340 0.61 1.74 $45.75 $95,160
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $43.80 $91,100
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 70 0.16 0.47 $32.81 $68,240
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 510 0.42 1.19 $32.19 $66,960
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 210 0.22 0.63 $31.97 $66,500
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 190 0.20 0.58 $31.68 $65,900
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 490 0.61 1.74 $31.60 $65,730
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 180 0.33 0.96 $30.67 $63,800
Fresno, CA 130 0.42 1.20 $30.63 $63,720
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $30.22 $62,860

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)
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 150 0.68 1.94 $22.48 $46,760
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.34 0.96 $22.79 $47,390
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.79 2.26 $46.49 $96,700
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 80 0.53 1.52 $21.72 $45,170
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 70 0.74 2.14 $32.97 $68,580

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)
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.79 2.26 $46.49 $96,700
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 70 0.74 2.14 $32.97 $68,580
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 150 0.68 1.94 $22.48 $46,760
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.61 1.76 $22.09 $45,950
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 80 0.53 1.52 $21.72 $45,170

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)
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.79 2.26 $46.49 $96,700
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.36 1.04 $34.02 $70,750
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 70 0.74 2.14 $32.97 $68,580
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $24.44 $50,820
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 0.51 $23.38 $48,630


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.

(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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