Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers

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Total Workforce
1.02M
Average Age
46.5
Average Salary
$163,595
Average Male Salary
$183,687
Average Female Salary
$132,637

About

Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers are most often employed by the Legal services industry. The average yearly wage for Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers was $163,595 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers by wage are Podiatrists, Nurse anesthetists, and Architectural & engineering managers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers are Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD, Upper East Side PUMA, NY, and District of Columbia (Central) PUMA, DC. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers are Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD, District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC, and Brooklyn Heights & Fort Greene PUMA, NY.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Legal services is the industry that employs the most Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, by average wage, is Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. . Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers are paid most in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ but are relatively concentrated in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$163,595
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,527

In 2018, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers earned an average of $163,595, $109,707 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Nurse anesthetists make somewhat more than Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers while Podiatrists make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.406
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.406, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, by number of employees, are Legal services, Justice, public order, & safety activities , and Insurance carriers.

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Industries by Share

1.02M
2018 Workforce
± 24,750
5.04%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 3.3%

The number of people employed as Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers has been growing at a rate of 5.04%, from 974,140 people in 2017 to 1,023,252 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers employed by various industries. Legal services employs the largest share of Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers at  62.8%, followed by Justice, public order, & safety activities  with 12.5% and Insurance carriers with 1.98%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers in the US. The average age of male Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers in the workforce is 48.6 and of female Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers is 43.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

621k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 19,300
403k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 15,559

60.6% of Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

80.2% of Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 6.11% of Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers.

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Age by Gender

48.6
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.425
43.2
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.449

The median age of Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers is 46.5, and Male employees are generally 5.43 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers is Social Sciences but a relatively high number of Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers hold a major in History.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degree-majorss. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree-majors obtained.
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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers need many skills, but most especially Negotiation. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers need more than the average amount of Negotiation, Persuasion, and Speaking.

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