Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
11,660 1.5 % $26.13 $54,350 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.01 $18.56 $23.38 $31.24 $40.17
Annual Wage (2) $29,140 $38,590 $48,640 $64,990 $83,550


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) 6,710 0.13 $22.86 $47,540
State Government (OES Designation) 4,740 0.22 $30.49 $63,420

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) 4,740 0.22 $30.49 $63,420
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,710 0.13 $22.86 $47,540

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 4,740 0.22 $30.49 $63,420
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,710 0.13 $22.86 $47,540


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 1,910 0.13 1.46 $30.09 $62,580
Pennsylvania 1,170 0.21 2.40 $20.35 $42,330
Maryland 1,030 0.40 4.68 $30.60 $63,650
New York 720 0.08 0.95 $53.43 $111,130
New Jersey 550 0.14 1.63 $22.35 $46,490



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 1,030 0.40 4.68 $30.60 $63,650
Utah 380 0.30 3.45 $16.91 $35,180
Montana 110 0.25 2.90 $20.60 $42,860
Pennsylvania 1,170 0.21 2.40 $20.35 $42,330
Minnesota 430 0.16 1.82 $21.78 $45,300



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 720 0.08 0.95 $53.43 $111,130
Connecticut 200 0.12 1.41 $35.71 $74,270
Nevada 90 0.08 0.89 $31.65 $65,840
North Dakota 40 0.08 0.96 $30.69 $63,830
Maryland 1,030 0.40 4.68 $30.60 $63,650




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 850 0.21 2.42 $32.32 $67,220
Baltimore-Towson, MD 660 0.51 5.91 $31.24 $64,980
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 350 0.36 4.12 $30.09 $62,580
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 310 0.17 1.98 $21.76 $45,260
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 300 0.16 1.89 $20.65 $42,960
Pittsburgh, PA 270 0.24 2.79 $21.70 $45,130
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 220 0.12 1.41 $21.20 $44,090
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 210 0.09 1.02 $28.11 $58,460
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 210 0.04 0.44 $36.57 $76,060
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 200 0.13 1.56 $24.86 $51,710



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)
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 100 0.94 10.84 $22.81 $47,450
Baltimore-Towson, MD 660 0.51 5.91 $31.24 $64,980
Tucson, AZ 140 0.39 4.49 $19.33 $40,210
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 350 0.36 4.12 $30.09 $62,580
Salt Lake City, UT 190 0.28 3.25 $17.58 $36,570
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 80 0.26 2.97 $17.98 $37,390
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 80 0.24 2.73 $24.05 $50,020
Pittsburgh, PA 270 0.24 2.79 $21.70 $45,130
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 190 0.22 2.50 $19.64 $40,840
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 850 0.21 2.42 $32.32 $67,220



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)
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $47.15 $98,070
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 30 0.03 0.29 $42.19 $87,760
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 210 0.04 0.44 $36.57 $76,060
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 850 0.21 2.42 $32.32 $67,220
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 50 0.17 2.02 $31.86 $66,270
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $31.42 $65,360
Baltimore-Towson, MD 660 0.51 5.91 $31.24 $64,980
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 350 0.36 4.12 $30.09 $62,580
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 60 0.05 0.56 $28.63 $59,560
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 90 0.17 1.92 $28.29 $58,850

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)
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 90 0.38 4.38 $16.60 $34,530
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 90 0.52 6.03 $14.31 $29,770
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 3.78 $20.37 $42,370
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 1.69 $18.81 $39,130
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 3.20 (8) (8)

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)
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 30 0.57 6.65 $15.70 $32,660
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 90 0.52 6.03 $14.31 $29,770
Upper Eastern Shore nonmetropolitan area 40 0.51 5.97 $31.26 $65,020
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 90 0.38 4.38 $16.60 $34,530
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 3.78 $20.37 $42,370

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 40 0.51 5.97 $31.26 $65,020
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.12 1.41 $22.00 $45,750
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 3.78 $20.37 $42,370
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 1.69 $18.81 $39,130
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 2.45 $18.76 $39,020


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015