Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
10,890 1.8 % $25.91 $53,890 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.66 $18.17 $22.90 $31.18 $41.98
Annual Wage (2) $28,410 $37,790 $47,640 $64,860 $87,310


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) 6,180 0.11 $23.09 $48,030
State Government (OES Designation) 4,350 0.20 $29.94 $62,280
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 180 0.01 (8) (8)

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) 4,350 0.20 $29.94 $62,280
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,180 0.11 $23.09 $48,030
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 180 0.01 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 4,350 0.20 $29.94 $62,280
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,180 0.11 $23.09 $48,030


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 1,800 0.12 1.49 $31.91 $66,380
Pennsylvania 1,190 0.21 2.57 $20.24 $42,100
Maryland 960 0.38 4.60 $29.64 $61,640
New York 750 0.09 1.06 $50.16 $104,340
Illinois 520 0.09 1.12 $24.07 $50,060




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)
Maryland 960 0.38 4.60 $29.64 $61,640
Utah 360 0.29 3.50 $16.38 $34,060
Pennsylvania 1,190 0.21 2.57 $20.24 $42,100
Montana 90 0.20 2.42 $18.48 $38,450
Minnesota 380 0.14 1.72 $20.99 $43,650




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 750 0.09 1.06 $50.16 $104,340
Connecticut 200 0.12 1.48 $35.85 $74,560
Oklahoma 110 0.07 0.83 $35.73 $74,320
California 1,800 0.12 1.49 $31.91 $66,380
Nevada 90 0.08 0.98 $31.05 $64,590





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 870 0.22 2.65 $32.14 $66,860
Baltimore-Towson, MD 630 0.49 5.98 $30.05 $62,510
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 420 0.11 1.40 $25.82 $53,700
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 340 0.36 4.40 $29.58 $61,530
Pittsburgh, PA 260 0.23 2.78 $22.31 $46,400
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 220 0.13 1.53 $20.43 $42,500
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 220 0.04 0.50 $35.11 $73,020
Salt Lake City, UT 170 0.27 3.26 $17.08 $35,520
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 140 0.11 1.38 $21.22 $44,140
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 140 0.15 1.80 $26.32 $54,750




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 630 0.49 5.98 $30.05 $62,510
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 340 0.36 4.40 $29.58 $61,530
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 60 0.31 3.72 $16.81 $34,970
Salt Lake City, UT 170 0.27 3.26 $17.08 $35,520
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 80 0.27 3.34 $18.91 $39,340
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 80 0.24 2.90 $24.21 $50,350
Pittsburgh, PA 260 0.23 2.78 $22.31 $46,400
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 870 0.22 2.65 $32.14 $66,860
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 50 0.19 2.31 $31.25 $65,000
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 40 0.19 2.29 $17.67 $36,740




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 1.90 $52.33 $108,850
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.40 $43.47 $90,430
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 50 0.04 0.47 $43.45 $90,380
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 0.63 $39.97 $83,140
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 220 0.04 0.50 $35.11 $73,020
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 870 0.22 2.65 $32.14 $66,860
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 50 0.19 2.31 $31.25 $65,000
Baltimore-Towson, MD 630 0.49 5.98 $30.05 $62,510
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 340 0.36 4.40 $29.58 $61,530
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 90 0.06 0.72 $27.65 $57,520

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 5.05 $16.50 $34,330
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.34 4.14 $15.25 $31,720
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.13 1.56 $15.21 $31,640
Upper Eastern Shore nonmetropolitan area 30 0.49 5.98 $30.69 $63,840

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)
Upper Eastern Shore nonmetropolitan area 30 0.49 5.98 $30.69 $63,840
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 70 0.41 5.05 $16.50 $34,330
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.34 4.14 $15.25 $31,720
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.13 1.56 $15.21 $31,640

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)
Upper Eastern Shore nonmetropolitan area 30 0.49 5.98 $30.69 $63,840
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 70 0.41 5.05 $16.50 $34,330
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.34 4.14 $15.25 $31,720
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.13 1.56 $15.21 $31,640


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