Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
11,200 1.7 % $25.29 $52,610 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.59 $17.56 $22.66 $30.42 $40.77
Annual Wage (2) $28,270 $36,520 $47,120 $63,280 $84,800


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) 6,380 0.12 $22.37 $46,520
State Government (OES Designation) 4,500 0.20 $29.45 $61,260
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 40 0.00 $9.55 $19,870

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 4,500 0.20 $29.45 $61,260
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,380 0.12 $22.37 $46,520
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 40 0.00 $9.55 $19,870

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 4,500 0.20 $29.45 $61,260
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,380 0.12 $22.37 $46,520
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 40 (7) $9.55 $19,870


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 1,690 0.12 1.37 $31.51 $65,550
Pennsylvania 1,120 0.20 2.34 $20.16 $41,930
Maryland 850 0.34 3.95 $26.88 $55,910
New York 800 0.09 1.09 $47.26 $98,300
Illinois 760 0.14 1.58 $25.51 $53,060




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)
Montana 150 0.35 4.11 $21.34 $44,390
Maryland 850 0.34 3.95 $26.88 $55,910
Utah 360 0.30 3.49 $16.24 $33,780
Delaware 100 0.25 2.90 $21.75 $45,230
Pennsylvania 1,120 0.20 2.34 $20.16 $41,930




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 800 0.09 1.09 $47.26 $98,300
Connecticut 190 0.12 1.36 $36.25 $75,400
California 1,690 0.12 1.37 $31.51 $65,550
North Dakota 40 0.09 1.09 $28.60 $59,480
Maryland 850 0.34 3.95 $26.88 $55,910





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 840 0.22 2.51 $31.35 $65,210
Baltimore-Towson, MD 550 0.43 5.05 $26.96 $56,080
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 530 0.14 1.68 $25.64 $53,320
Pittsburgh, PA 260 0.23 2.73 $21.88 $45,510
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 260 0.15 1.73 $20.86 $43,390
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 220 0.04 0.50 $33.90 $70,510
Salt Lake City, UT 170 0.28 3.22 $16.94 $35,240
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 130 0.11 1.27 $22.42 $46,630
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 130 0.14 1.58 (8) (8)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 110 0.05 0.57 $20.58 $42,810




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 550 0.43 5.05 $26.96 $56,080
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 70 0.32 3.74 $15.45 $32,140
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 60 0.31 3.59 $16.56 $34,450
Salt Lake City, UT 170 0.28 3.22 $16.94 $35,240
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 80 0.27 3.16 $18.55 $38,580
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 80 0.25 2.92 $22.69 $47,190
Pittsburgh, PA 260 0.23 2.73 $21.88 $45,510
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 840 0.22 2.51 $31.35 $65,210
Tucson, AZ 60 0.18 2.13 $19.83 $41,250
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 60 0.17 1.93 $25.48 $52,990




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 70 0.16 1.89 $51.36 $106,820
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.39 $44.71 $93,010
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 40 0.03 0.39 $43.49 $90,450
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 220 0.04 0.50 $33.90 $70,510
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 840 0.22 2.51 $31.35 $65,210
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 40 0.03 0.39 $30.32 $63,070
Baltimore-Towson, MD 550 0.43 5.05 $26.96 $56,080
St. Louis, MO-IL 50 0.04 0.42 $25.91 $53,890
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 530 0.14 1.68 $25.64 $53,320
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 60 0.17 1.93 $25.48 $52,990

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)
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 70 0.41 4.74 $16.14 $33,580
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.49 5.73 $26.73 $55,600
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 2.59 $16.38 $34,060
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 2.33 $16.21 $33,710
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.11 1.28 $15.62 $32,500

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 5.73 $26.73 $55,600
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 70 0.41 4.74 $16.14 $33,580
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 2.59 $16.38 $34,060
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 2.33 $16.21 $33,710
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.11 1.28 $15.62 $32,500

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 5.73 $26.73 $55,600
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 2.59 $16.38 $34,060
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 2.33 $16.21 $33,710
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 70 0.41 4.74 $16.14 $33,580
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.11 1.28 $15.62 $32,500


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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