Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
45,120 1.9 % $30.45 $63,340 5.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.78 $19.82 $25.84 $37.33 $56.52
Annual Wage (2) $30,740 $41,220 $53,740 $77,650 $117,570


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) 16,710 0.84 $39.98 $83,160
Legal Services 10,000 0.89 $22.39 $46,570
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,070 0.11 $25.62 $53,300
State Government (OES Designation) 5,540 0.25 $24.45 $50,860
Management of Companies and Enterprises 810 0.04 $29.29 $60,920

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 10,000 0.89 $22.39 $46,570
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 16,710 0.84 $39.98 $83,160
State Government (OES Designation) 5,540 0.25 $24.45 $50,860
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,070 0.11 $25.62 $53,300
Oil and Gas Extraction 190 0.10 $34.31 $71,370

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Information Services 70 0.04 $46.39 $96,500
Elementary and Secondary Schools 50 (7) $42.49 $88,380
Wired Telecommunications Carriers (8) (8) $41.70 $86,730
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 250 0.01 $40.63 $84,520
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 16,710 0.84 $39.98 $83,160


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 8,840 2.42 7.26 $48.09 $100,030
California 6,250 0.41 1.24 $28.09 $58,430
Florida 5,260 0.69 2.05 $20.16 $41,930
Texas 2,470 0.22 0.66 $25.38 $52,780
New York 2,290 0.26 0.78 $26.68 $55,500



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 8,840 2.42 7.26 $48.09 $100,030
District of Columbia 1,330 1.97 5.90 $33.68 $70,050
Delaware 330 0.77 2.30 $36.06 $75,010
Florida 5,260 0.69 2.05 $20.16 $41,930
Alaska 210 0.66 1.98 (8) (8)



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 8,840 2.42 7.26 $48.09 $100,030
Maryland 1,470 0.57 1.72 $38.86 $80,840
Delaware 330 0.77 2.30 $36.06 $75,010
District of Columbia 1,330 1.97 5.90 $33.68 $70,050
Connecticut (8) (8) (8) $31.24 $64,980




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 9,570 4.03 12.06 $47.48 $98,750
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,090 0.52 1.54 $27.32 $56,820
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,370 0.25 0.76 $27.80 $57,830
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 960 0.92 2.75 $23.70 $49,290
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 960 0.81 2.43 $19.63 $40,830
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 800 0.74 2.22 $29.47 $61,290
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 790 0.60 1.79 $26.94 $56,030
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 790 0.21 0.63 $27.96 $58,160
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 770 0.71 2.13 $18.51 $38,500
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 730 0.78 2.33 $21.58 $44,880



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 390 5.49 16.44 $18.96 $39,430
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 9,570 4.03 12.06 $47.48 $98,750
Tallahassee, FL 260 1.61 4.82 $19.32 $40,180
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 170 1.08 3.22 $17.48 $36,370
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 460 1.07 3.21 $22.60 $47,000
Anchorage, AK 170 0.95 2.86 $22.58 $46,980
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 530 0.93 2.78 $43.32 $90,100
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 960 0.92 2.75 $23.70 $49,290
Dover, DE 50 0.89 2.68 $23.75 $49,400
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 670 0.88 2.64 $19.07 $39,660



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 9,570 4.03 12.06 $47.48 $98,750
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 530 0.93 2.78 $43.32 $90,100
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 230 0.69 2.07 $40.10 $83,420
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 130 0.13 0.39 $39.65 $82,480
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 510 0.53 1.58 $38.96 $81,030
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 80 0.07 0.21 $34.78 $72,340
Raleigh-Cary, NC 130 0.25 0.73 $32.42 $67,440
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 50 0.19 0.58 $32.34 $67,280
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 90 0.16 0.47 $32.33 $67,240
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 340 0.33 0.98 $31.52 $65,550

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 0.92 $22.99 $47,830
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area 70 1.09 3.25 $22.99 $47,810
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.21 0.63 $14.88 $30,950
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.50 1.51 $27.39 $56,980
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 1.05 $20.93 $43,540

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)
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area 70 1.09 3.25 $22.99 $47,810
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 40 1.02 3.06 $43.49 $90,470
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.50 1.51 $27.39 $56,980
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 1.05 $20.93 $43,540
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.33 0.99 $28.69 $59,680

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)
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 40 1.02 3.06 $43.49 $90,470
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 0.58 $30.69 $63,840
Sussex County, Delaware nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $29.68 $61,740
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.33 0.99 $28.69 $59,680
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.50 1.51 $27.39 $56,980


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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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