Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
47,000 2.1 % $29.03 $60,390 4.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.69 $19.25 $25.32 $35.01 $50.42
Annual Wage (2) $30,560 $40,050 $52,660 $72,820 $104,870


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) 16,630 0.81 $37.11 $77,180
Legal Services 10,800 0.97 $23.34 $48,550
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,230 0.11 $24.51 $50,990
State Government (OES Designation) 5,500 0.25 $25.40 $52,820
Employment Services 1,230 0.04 $26.74 $55,610

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 10,800 0.97 $23.34 $48,550
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 16,630 0.81 $37.11 $77,180
State Government (OES Designation) 5,500 0.25 $25.40 $52,820
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 190 0.13 $21.00 $43,680
Other Investment Pools and Funds 50 0.12 $22.82 $47,460

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 120 0.02 $39.40 $81,950
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 16,630 0.81 $37.11 $77,180
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 50 0.01 $36.17 $75,240
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 310 0.07 $35.15 $73,100
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 220 0.01 $34.49 $71,740


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 9,000 2.50 6.93 $45.29 $94,200
California 7,140 0.50 1.38 $28.23 $58,710
Florida 5,430 0.75 2.07 $19.34 $40,230
Texas 2,760 0.26 0.72 $23.81 $49,530
New York 2,050 0.24 0.67 $25.97 $54,020




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 1,750 2.68 7.43 $33.31 $69,290
Virginia 9,000 2.50 6.93 $45.29 $94,200
Hawaii 570 0.97 2.69 $25.20 $52,410
Florida 5,430 0.75 2.07 $19.34 $40,230
California 7,140 0.50 1.38 $28.23 $58,710




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 9,000 2.50 6.93 $45.29 $94,200
Maryland (8) (8) (8) $37.47 $77,940
District of Columbia 1,750 2.68 7.43 $33.31 $69,290
New Jersey 610 0.16 0.45 $32.31 $67,200
Delaware 190 0.46 1.28 $30.33 $63,090





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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 10,150 4.33 12.01 $44.79 $93,170
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,380 0.61 1.70 $27.69 $57,600
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,280 0.25 0.69 $27.34 $56,870
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 950 0.26 0.72 $27.59 $57,380
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 900 0.80 2.21 $20.89 $43,460
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 870 0.87 2.40 $31.47 $65,460
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 840 0.59 1.65 $24.08 $50,080
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 730 0.28 0.76 $26.86 $55,860
Baltimore-Towson, MD 730 0.58 1.60 $29.92 $62,230
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 690 0.68 1.88 $16.48 $34,280




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 380 5.35 14.84 $18.46 $38,400
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 10,150 4.33 12.01 $44.79 $93,170
Olympia, WA 150 1.57 4.37 $25.99 $54,070
Dover, DE 80 1.41 3.90 $22.36 $46,510
Tallahassee, FL 170 1.10 3.06 $20.16 $41,930
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 50 1.07 2.96 $14.65 $30,480
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 420 0.98 2.73 $22.25 $46,280
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 150 0.97 2.69 $20.25 $42,110
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 870 0.87 2.40 $31.47 $65,460
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 140 0.83 2.29 $23.86 $49,630




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 410 0.74 2.05 $45.49 $94,620
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 10,150 4.33 12.01 $44.79 $93,170
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 110 0.35 0.96 $36.49 $75,910
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $33.87 $70,440
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 480 0.53 1.48 $33.50 $69,680
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 510 0.40 1.12 $31.82 $66,180
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 500 0.61 1.68 $31.65 $65,830
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 870 0.87 2.40 $31.47 $65,460
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 160 0.13 0.37 $31.22 $64,940
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 540 0.38 1.06 $30.73 $63,920

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.31 0.86 (8) (8)
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.54 1.51 $27.33 $56,850
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.42 1.16 $29.90 $62,190
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 0.71 $22.87 $47,560
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 0.62 $23.04 $47,930

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)
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.54 1.51 $27.33 $56,850
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.42 1.16 $29.90 $62,190
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.31 0.86 (8) (8)
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.29 0.80 $17.04 $35,440
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 0.81 $20.81 $43,290

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 (8) (8) (8) $48.78 $101,460
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.42 1.16 $29.90 $62,190
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 0.63 $29.80 $61,980
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.54 1.51 $27.33 $56,850
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $23.55 $48,980


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.

(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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