Miscellaneous legal support workers

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Total Workforce

150k

Average Age

44.4

Average Salary

$57,901

Average Male Salary

$74,234

Average Female Salary

$51,443

About

Miscellaneous legal support workers are most often employed by the Legal services industry. The average yearly wage for Miscellaneous legal support workers was $57,901 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Miscellaneous legal support workers by wage are Boilermakers, Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators, and Firstline supervisors of protective service workers, all other.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Miscellaneous legal support workers are Alexandria City PUMA, VA, Woodlawn, Rose Hill & Mount Vernon PUMA, VA, and Springfield (South), West Springfield & Franconia PUMA, VA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Miscellaneous legal support workers are Alexandria City PUMA, VA, Woodlawn, Rose Hill & Mount Vernon PUMA, VA, and Springfield (South), West Springfield & Franconia PUMA, VA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Miscellaneous legal support workers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Legal services is the industry that employs the most Miscellaneous legal support workers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Miscellaneous legal support workers, by average wage, is Commercial, industrial & other intangible assets rental & leasing. Miscellaneous legal support workers are paid most in District of Columbia (North) PUMA, DC but are relatively concentrated in Alexandria City PUMA, VA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$57,901

AVERAGE SALARY

± $3,394

In 2017, Miscellaneous legal support workers earned an average of $57,901, $5,836 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators make somewhat more than Miscellaneous legal support workers while Boilermakers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Miscellaneous legal support workers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.382

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Miscellaneous legal support workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.382, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Miscellaneous legal support workers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Miscellaneous legal support workers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Miscellaneous legal support workers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Miscellaneous legal support workers, by number of employees, are Legal services, Justice, public order, & safety activities , and Insurance carriers & related activities.

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Industries by Share

150k

2017 Workforce

± 9,513

0.802%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 8.9%

The number of people employed as Miscellaneous legal support workers has been growing at a rate of 0.802%, from 149,089 people in 2016 to 150,285 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Miscellaneous legal support workers employed by various industries. Legal services employs the largest share of Miscellaneous legal support workers at  26.4%, followed by Justice, public order, & safety activities  with 12.3% and Insurance carriers & related activities with 12.3%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Miscellaneous legal support workers in the US. The average age of male Miscellaneous legal support workers in the workforce is 42.5 and of female Miscellaneous legal support workers is 45.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Miscellaneous legal support workers is White.

Gender Composition

42.6k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 5,066

108k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 8,054

71.7% of Miscellaneous legal support workers are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Miscellaneous legal support workers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Miscellaneous legal support workers

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

81.7% of Miscellaneous legal support workers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.25% of Miscellaneous legal support workers, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Miscellaneous legal support workers.

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Age by Gender

42.5

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.71

45.2

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.931

The median age of Miscellaneous legal support workers is 44.4, and Male employees are generally 2.72 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Miscellaneous legal support workers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Miscellaneous legal support workers is Business but a relatively high number of Miscellaneous legal support workers hold a major in Legal.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Miscellaneous legal support workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Miscellaneous legal support workers need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Miscellaneous legal support workers need more than the average amount of Reading Comprehension, Writing, and Active Listening.

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