Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers

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Total Workforce

974k

Average Age

46.6

Estimated Job Growth

8.01%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$159,875

Average Male Salary

$178,631

Average Female Salary

$131,360

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 $159,875 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers by wage are Nurse anesthetists, Dentists, and Chief executives & legislators.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers are District of Columbia (Central) PUMA, DC, Upper West Side & West Side PUMA, NY, and Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers are District of Columbia (Central) PUMA, DC, District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC, and Upper West Side & West Side 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 Pharmacies & drug stores. Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers are paid most in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ but are relatively concentrated in District of Columbia (Central) PUMA, DC.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$159,875

AVERAGE SALARY

± $3,518

In 2017, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers earned an average of $159,875, $107,810 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Dentists make somewhat more than Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers while Nurse anesthetists 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

0.407

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.407, 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 & related activities.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, by average wage, are Pharmacies & drug stores, Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. , and Soap, cleaning compound, & cosmetics manufacturing .

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Industries by Share

974k

2017 Workforce

± 24,152

-0.999%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 3.53%

The number of people employed as Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers has been declining at a rate of -0.999%, from 983,971 people in 2016 to 974,140 people in 2017.

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  63.2%, followed by Justice, public order, & safety activities  with 12.2% and Insurance carriers & related activities with 2.3%.

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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 48.8 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.

Gender Composition

588k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 18,783

387k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 15,244

60.3% 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

  2. Black

  3. Asian

86.4% of Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 5.43% of Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Black 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

48.8

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.437

43.2

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.457

The median age of Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers is 46.6, and Male employees are generally 5.61 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 Legal.

Majors

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

MOST SPECIALIZED MAJORS

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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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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers are expected to see a growth of 8.01% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

8.01%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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