June 07, 2002
Legal occupations had the highest average wage of the major occupational groups in 2000. Mean wages in 2000 for legal occupations ranged from $15.17 per hour for law clerks to $43.90 per hour for lawyers.
Besides law clerks, two other legal occupations had mean hourly wages below $20: title examiners, abstractors, and searchers ($16.32) and paralegals and legal assistants ($18.65). In addition to lawyers, two other legal occupations had mean hourly wages over $30: judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates ($37.85) and administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers ($31.32).
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Wages in legal occupations in 2000 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2002/jun/wk1/art05.htm (visited May 18, 2013).
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