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Total Workforce
1.54M
Average Age
45
Estimated Job Growth
5.1%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$114,496
Average Male Salary
$153,385
Average Female Salary
$81,424

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Legal Occupations and on wages and locations for those in the field. Legal services is the industry that employs the most Legal Occupations, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Legal Occupations, by average wage, is Petroleum refining. Legal Occupations are paid most in Westchester County (Southeast) PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Legal Occupations in the US. The average age of male Legal Occupations in the workforce is 47.3 and of female Legal Occupations is 43.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Legal Occupations is White.

Gender Composition

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Legal Occupations from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Legal Occupations is Social Sciences but a relatively high number of Legal Occupations hold a major in Cultural & Gender Studies.

Majors

Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Legal Occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Legal Occupations need many skills, but most especially Critical Thinking, Speaking, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Legal Occupations need more than the average amount of Negotiation, Persuasion, and Writing.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Legal Occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 6.5%, but Legal Occupations are expected to see a growth of 5.1% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

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