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Highest Paying Industries for Legal Support Workers

The top 100 highest paying industries for legal support workers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $74,640, semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing is the highest paying industry for legal support workers. It is followed by software publishers industry (average annual salary $73,070). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of legal support workers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Legal Support Workers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$74,640
120
2 Software Publishers
$73,070
330
3 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$72,520
410
4 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$71,130
420
5 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$71,020
150
6 Postal Service (federal government)
$70,760
60
7 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$70,630
60
8 Pipeline Transportation
$70,630
60
9 Telecommunications
$70,250
650
10 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$70,210
110
11 Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$70,180
40
12 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$69,850
470
13 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$69,600
130
14 Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$67,460
210
15 Oil and Gas Extraction
$67,460
2,400
16 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$67,270
180
17 Mining
$66,910
2,700
18 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$66,820
140
19 Federal government, including USPS
$66,790
29,990
20 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$66,790
29,940
21 Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
$65,490
620
22 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$65,250
680
23 Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$64,730
70
24 Hospitals - State government owned
$64,600
50
25 Chemical Manufacturing
$64,320
190
26 Manufacturing
$64,270
1,370
27 Scientific Research and Development Services
$63,970
710
28 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$63,260
200
29 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$63,200
60
30 Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$63,090
40
31 Information
$62,930
2,790
32 Natural Gas Distribution
$62,930
120
33 Utilities
$62,890
330
34 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$62,710
680
35 Lessors of Real Estate
$62,650
290
36 Transportation and Warehousing
$62,560
460
37 Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$62,290
100
38 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$62,290
360
39 Support Activities for Mining
$61,880
290
40 Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$61,810
90
41 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$61,670
40
42 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$61,010
8,330
43 Rail Transportation
$60,890
160
44 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$60,870
240
45 Nonresidential Building Construction
$60,800
40
46 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$60,500
2,530
47 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$60,220
130
48 Machinery Manufacturing
$60,060
190
49 Grantmaking and Giving Services
$59,840
80
50 Broadcasting (except Internet)
$59,760
90
51 Offices of Physicians
$59,340
90
52 Scheduled Air Transportation
$59,190
n/a
53 Air Transportation
$58,900
120
54 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$58,640
120
55 Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$58,430
60
56 Other Financial Investment Activities
$58,320
1,890
57 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$58,180
160
58 Educational Services - Local government owned
$58,090
210
59 Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$58,020
60
60 Land Subdivision
$58,000
50
61 Other Information Services
$57,860
n/a
62 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$57,740
630
63 Wholesale Trade
$57,550
980
64 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$57,220
160
65 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$57,030
190
66 Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$56,730
50
67 Construction of Buildings
$56,690
130
68 Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles
$56,650
120
69 Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$56,060
100
70 Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations
$55,930
140
71 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$55,790
70
72 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$55,740
450
73 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$55,710
70
74 Construction
$55,630
260
75 Radio and Television Broadcasting
$55,470
40
76 Casino Hotels
$55,290
40
77 Educational Services - Privately owned
$55,270
500
78 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$55,130
81,770
79 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$55,130
81,050
80 Federal, State, and Local Government
$55,130
81,050
81 Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$55,050
40
82 Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$54,970
100
83 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$54,460
120
84 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$54,380
520
85 Educational Services
$54,180
1,050
86 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$53,810
610
87 Nonstore Retailers
$53,780
140
88 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$53,620
790
89 Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$53,530
110
90 Residential Building Construction
$53,450
90
91 Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
$53,300
640
92 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$53,230
730
93 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$53,210
70
94 Hospitals - Local government owned
$53,210
70
95 Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$53,150
60
96 Temporary Help Services
$53,140
3,290
97 Hospitals - Privately owned
$53,070
500
98 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$52,570
530
99 Employment Services
$52,510
4,230
100 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$52,350
1,070