2001 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

SIC 811 - Legal Services

These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in SIC Industry Group 811 - Legal Services.

These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages are available in the downloadable excel files. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

SIC Industry Group 811 - Legal Services is part of: SIC Major Group 81 - Legal Services.

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SIC 811 - Legal Services

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Industry Total top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 Industry Total 1,043,680 100.00% $19.03 $26.19 $54,470 1.3 %
 
Management Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 23,290 2.23% $37.86 $40.93 $85,130 3.1 %
  11-1011 Chief Executives 4,090 0.39% (5) $61.73 $128,400 7.0 %
  11-1021 General and Operations Managers 7,720 0.74% $39.26 $40.78 $84,810 3.5 %
  11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 150 0.01% $16.67 $22.88 $47,600 4.9 %
  11-2021 Marketing Managers 830 0.08% $37.37 $38.46 $80,000 3.3 %
  11-2031 Public Relations Managers 360 0.03% $25.83 $29.00 $60,310 6.8 %
  11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 2,660 0.25% $25.23 $27.35 $56,890 4.5 %
  11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 2,000 0.19% $39.79 $40.45 $84,140 3.8 %
  11-3031 Financial Managers 2,460 0.24% $32.50 $35.09 $72,980 2.4 %
  11-3040 Human Resources Managers 1,920 0.18% $30.48 $32.78 $68,170 3.3 %
 
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 12,950 1.24% $23.50 $25.60 $53,240 4.1 %
  13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 70 0.01% $20.21 $20.89 $43,450 4.8 %
  13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 380 0.04% $22.37 $22.60 $47,000 5.8 %
  13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 60 0.01% $26.29 $28.01 $58,250 7.1 %
  13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 980 0.09% $23.54 $24.91 $51,820 2.4 %
  13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 580 0.06% $23.02 $24.63 $51,220 2.5 %
  13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 930 0.09% $25.28 $25.36 $52,760 1.7 %
  13-1111 Management Analysts 220 0.02% $36.83 $38.32 $79,700 10.6 %
  13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 60 0.01% $20.96 $21.31 $44,330 5.0 %
  13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 5,910 0.57% $23.09 $27.30 $56,790 6.7 %
  13-2031 Budget Analysts 30 0.00% $25.56 $26.39 $54,900 5.7 %
  13-2051 Financial Analysts 470 0.05% $26.41 $29.01 $60,340 6.0 %
  13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors (6) (6) $23.73 $21.54 $44,790 18.4 %
  13-2082 Tax Preparers (6) (6) $10.76 $12.11 $25,190 13.4 %
 
Computer and Mathematical Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 12,750 1.22% $24.67 $26.14 $54,370 1.2 %
  15-1021 Computer Programmers 770 0.07% $28.39 $29.17 $60,670 3.8 %
  15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 1,020 0.10% $32.61 $33.41 $69,490 2.3 %
  15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 400 0.04% $33.58 $34.28 $71,300 2.4 %
  15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 4,580 0.44% $20.50 $21.33 $44,380 2.1 %
  15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 1,300 0.12% $28.23 $29.49 $61,340 2.6 %
  15-1061 Database Administrators 780 0.07% $24.84 $26.46 $55,040 2.5 %
  15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 2,430 0.23% $26.31 $27.62 $57,450 2.1 %
  15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 740 0.07% $28.13 $29.27 $60,870 1.9 %
 
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations (6) (6) $29.80 $28.84 $59,980 3.0 %
 
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 160 0.02% $26.53 $28.46 $59,200 3.6 %
  19-3021 Market Research Analysts 130 0.01% $24.96 $26.66 $55,460 4.3 %
 
Community and Social Services Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 490 0.05% $16.08 $17.92 $37,270 8.7 %
 
Legal Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 496,710 47.59% $31.12 $36.68 $76,300 1.7 %
  23-1011 Lawyers 334,140 32.02% $44.98 $45.79 $95,250 1.9 %
  23-1022 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators 810 0.08% $48.43 $44.54 $92,640 9.6 %
  23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 134,750 12.91% $16.95 $18.24 $37,940 1.9 %
  23-2092 Law Clerks 17,200 1.65% $12.59 $14.85 $30,880 3.6 %
  23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 3,590 0.34% $13.42 $14.35 $29,840 4.4 %
 
Education, Training, and Library Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 3,400 0.33% $20.43 $21.38 $44,460 2.0 %
  25-4021 Librarians 2,390 0.23% $22.78 $23.57 $49,030 2.2 %
  25-4031 Library Technicians 920 0.09% $14.86 $15.67 $32,590 3.1 %
 
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1,400 0.13% $18.13 $19.49 $40,540 4.7 %
  27-1024 Graphic Designers 130 0.01% $22.25 $22.60 $47,000 2.3 %
  27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 730 0.07% $17.33 $19.31 $40,170 7.6 %
  27-3041 Editors 80 0.01% $21.29 $22.39 $46,570 2.7 %
  27-3042 Technical Writers 80 0.01% $20.71 $21.15 $43,990 3.9 %
  27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 40 0.00% $17.80 $19.54 $40,650 7.6 %
 
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations (6) (6) $17.00 $16.20 $33,700 5.4 %
  29-1111 Registered Nurses 190 0.02% $22.10 $26.15 $54,390 9.1 %
  29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians (6) (6) $10.85 $13.86 $28,840 5.6 %
 
Protective Service Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 1,120 0.11% $16.83 $19.59 $40,740 6.6 %
  33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 870 0.08% $18.04 $21.56 $44,840 7.3 %
  33-9032 Security Guards 230 0.02% $11.10 $12.53 $26,060 5.2 %
 
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 520 0.05% $9.93 $10.48 $21,790 8.8 %
  35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 30 0.00% $16.75 $17.78 $36,990 7.8 %
  35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 70 0.01% $12.17 $11.80 $24,530 8.8 %
  35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food (6) (6) $6.84 $8.50 $17,670 13.4 %
  35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 50 0.00% $9.73 $9.76 $20,290 3.7 %
  35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 50 0.00% $10.18 $10.30 $21,420 3.1 %
 
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 5,510 0.53% $8.04 $9.12 $18,980 5.9 %
  37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3,890 0.37% $8.42 $9.41 $19,570 8.0 %
  37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,400 0.13% $7.66 $8.12 $16,900 2.8 %
  37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers (6) (6) $8.40 $10.33 $21,490 15.0 %
 
Sales and Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 380 0.04% $13.62 $15.12 $31,440 7.1 %
  41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers (6) (6) $15.01 $19.11 $39,760 19.7 %
  41-2011 Cashiers (6) (6) $7.12 $8.43 $17,530 15.1 %
 
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 481,710 46.15% $13.92 $15.08 $31,370 0.8 %
  43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 16,170 1.55% $20.90 $22.38 $46,540 2.0 %
  43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 3,660 0.35% $11.50 $11.94 $24,840 1.9 %
  43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 4,970 0.48% $14.25 $14.49 $30,140 3.0 %
  43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 6,870 0.66% $14.21 $14.69 $30,560 2.2 %
  43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 25,490 2.44% $13.76 $14.33 $29,810 1.8 %
  43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 1,000 0.10% $15.53 $16.08 $33,450 1.7 %
  43-3061 Procurement Clerks 110 0.01% $15.26 $15.63 $32,510 3.6 %
  43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks (6) (6) $16.99 $17.01 $35,380 3.2 %
  43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 110 0.01% $16.64 $21.28 $44,270 10.5 %
  43-4051 Customer Service Representatives (6) (6) $9.92 $11.09 $23,060 4.7 %
  43-4071 File Clerks 15,920 1.53% $9.94 $10.38 $21,590 2.1 %
  43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 1,150 0.11% $12.51 $12.54 $26,080 2.2 %
  43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 310 0.03% $13.93 $14.60 $30,380 5.4 %
  43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 1,210 0.12% $16.97 $17.50 $36,390 1.6 %
  43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 27,860 2.67% $10.64 $11.01 $22,910 1.4 %
  43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 8,460 0.81% $7.87 $8.42 $17,510 2.0 %
  43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 70 0.01% $12.78 $13.47 $28,020 4.4 %
  43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 170 0.02% $16.20 $17.36 $36,100 6.3 %
  43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 380 0.04% $12.25 $12.36 $25,710 1.8 %
  43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 20,170 1.93% $15.19 $16.15 $33,590 3.7 %
  43-6012 Legal Secretaries 229,250 21.97% $16.55 $17.24 $35,860 1.1 %
  43-6013 Medical Secretaries 660 0.06% $14.85 $14.76 $30,690 6.3 %
  43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 55,610 5.33% $11.64 $12.09 $25,140 2.3 %
  43-9011 Computer Operators 470 0.05% $17.21 $16.42 $34,140 5.4 %
  43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 1,640 0.16% $11.15 $11.57 $24,070 2.8 %
  43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 10,050 0.96% $17.82 $17.80 $37,020 2.1 %
  43-9031 Desktop Publishers 150 0.01% $21.89 $22.53 $46,860 3.7 %
  43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 40 0.00% $14.49 $15.23 $31,680 7.6 %
  43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 4,060 0.39% $10.52 $10.57 $21,980 2.5 %
  43-9061 Office Clerks, General 39,060 3.74% $10.04 $10.36 $21,560 2.0 %
  43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 1,670 0.16% $10.69 $11.16 $23,200 1.6 %
  43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 1,490 0.14% $15.69 $16.14 $33,570 4.4 %
 
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations (6) (6) $6.48 $7.22 $15,030 3.5 %
  45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals (6) (6) $6.48 $7.22 $15,030 3.5 %
 
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 980 0.09% $13.06 $14.15 $29,440 4.5 %
  49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 840 0.08% $12.73 $13.31 $27,680 5.4 %
 
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 290 0.03% $11.95 $13.14 $27,330 6.9 %
  53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 80 0.01% $9.14 $10.82 $22,500 15.3 %

About 2001 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Estimates for residual, "All Other", occupations are not available.

(1) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for occupations not shown separately.

(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.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour or $145,600 per year.

(6) Estimates not released.



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Last Modified Date: December 23, 2002