Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
45,700 2.1 % $29.60 $61,560 5.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.67 $19.39 $25.27 $35.97 $54.16
Annual Wage (2) $30,510 $40,320 $52,560 $74,820 $112,650


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) 16,960 0.84 $38.00 $79,040
Legal Services 10,160 0.90 $22.47 $46,740
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,080 0.11 $24.46 $50,870
State Government (OES Designation) 5,470 0.25 $24.28 $50,500
Employment Services 980 0.03 $33.90 $70,500

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 10,160 0.90 $22.47 $46,740
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 16,960 0.84 $38.00 $79,040
State Government (OES Designation) 5,470 0.25 $24.28 $50,500
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,080 0.11 $24.46 $50,870
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 110 0.08 $17.86 $37,150

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 40 0.01 $53.16 $110,580
Other Information Services 70 0.04 $45.62 $94,880
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 60 0.01 $38.79 $80,680
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 16,960 0.84 $38.00 $79,040
Scientific Research and Development Services 150 0.02 $37.41 $77,810


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 8,950 2.46 7.15 $47.50 $98,800
California 6,660 0.45 1.31 $27.76 $57,740
Florida 5,400 0.72 2.10 $19.65 $40,870
Texas 2,130 0.20 0.57 $24.56 $51,090
New York 2,120 0.25 0.71 $25.53 $53,100




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)
Virginia 8,950 2.46 7.15 $47.50 $98,800
District of Columbia 1,530 2.29 6.65 $31.95 $66,460
Delaware 350 0.85 2.46 $34.87 $72,520
Florida 5,400 0.72 2.10 $19.65 $40,870
Maryland 1,470 0.58 1.69 $37.30 $77,590




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 8,950 2.46 7.15 $47.50 $98,800
Maryland 1,470 0.58 1.69 $37.30 $77,590
Delaware 350 0.85 2.46 $34.87 $72,520
District of Columbia 1,530 2.29 6.65 $31.95 $66,460
Massachusetts 220 0.07 0.20 $29.76 $61,900





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 10,000 4.22 12.25 $45.83 $95,320
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,520 0.63 1.84 $26.98 $56,130
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,250 0.24 0.69 $26.77 $55,690
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,050 0.28 0.82 $26.84 $55,840
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 890 0.87 2.51 $21.55 $44,830
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 730 0.63 1.83 $19.75 $41,080
Baltimore-Towson, MD 720 0.57 1.64 $29.59 $61,550
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 710 0.68 1.97 $30.42 $63,280
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 670 0.64 1.85 $19.04 $39,600
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 640 0.50 1.44 $25.18 $52,380




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 5.30 15.36 $19.28 $40,100
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 10,000 4.22 12.25 $45.83 $95,320
Tallahassee, FL 230 1.47 4.26 $18.95 $39,420
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 210 1.36 3.95 $15.89 $33,060
Dover, DE 70 1.15 3.34 $23.80 $49,500
Gainesville, FL 120 1.04 3.01 $16.24 $33,770
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 510 0.98 2.84 $21.33 $44,360
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 410 0.95 2.77 $22.47 $46,740
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 510 0.90 2.61 $43.41 $90,300
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 890 0.87 2.51 $21.55 $44,830




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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 10,000 4.22 12.25 $45.83 $95,320
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 510 0.90 2.61 $43.41 $90,300
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 250 0.77 2.22 $38.67 $80,420
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 510 0.55 1.60 $35.40 $73,630
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 90 0.09 0.27 $34.57 $71,900
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 370 0.37 1.07 $31.08 $64,650
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 210 0.31 0.89 $30.98 $64,430
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 710 0.68 1.97 $30.42 $63,280
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 90 0.16 0.47 $30.22 $62,850
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 90 0.30 0.87 $30.10 $62,620

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 0.90 $23.22 $48,290
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 0.82 $21.97 $45,700
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.45 1.30 $27.98 $58,210
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 0.95 $21.05 $43,780
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 0.70 $24.80 $51,580

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 Washington nonmetropolitan area 30 0.66 1.93 $26.06 $54,200
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.45 1.30 $27.98 $58,210
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.39 1.12 (8) (8)
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 0.95 $21.05 $43,780
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.31 0.90 $23.22 $48,290

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) $55.35 $115,130
Sussex County, Delaware nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $28.66 $59,620
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.45 1.30 $27.98 $58,210
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 30 0.66 1.93 $26.06 $54,200
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 0.70 $24.80 $51,580


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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