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Highest Paying Industries for Miscellaneous Legal Support Workers

The top 100 highest paying industries for miscellaneous 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 $103,160, elementary and secondary schools - local government owned is the highest paying industry for miscellaneous legal support workers. It is followed by computer and electronic product manufacturing industry (average annual salary $100,470). 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 miscellaneous legal support workers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Miscellaneous Legal Support Workers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$103,160
50
2 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$100,470
50
3 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$94,160
n/a
4 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$87,040
n/a
5 Educational Services - Local government owned
$78,130
70
6 Telecommunications
$77,320
80
7 Federal government, including USPS
$75,100
16,970
8 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$75,100
16,960
9 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$74,690
70
10 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$73,430
50
11 Pipeline Transportation
$73,430
50
12 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$69,290
170
13 Oil and Gas Extraction
$68,930
2,120
14 Lessors of Real Estate
$68,610
110
15 Mining
$68,160
2,390
16 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$64,940
300
17 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$64,520
80
18 Support Activities for Mining
$62,170
270
19 Manufacturing
$61,990
180
20 Utilities
$61,790
140
21 Scientific Research and Development Services
$61,770
200
22 Software Publishers
$60,540
60
23 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$58,720
80
24 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$58,160
330
25 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$58,120
70
26 Transportation and Warehousing
$58,010
150
27 Rail Transportation
$57,640
50
28 Natural Gas Distribution
$56,750
n/a
29 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$56,400
42,660
30 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$56,400
42,520
31 Federal, State, and Local Government
$56,400
42,520
32 Educational Services
$56,250
290
33 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$54,810
140
34 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$54,390
n/a
35 Employment Services
$54,020
750
36 Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations
$53,680
40
37 Offices of Physicians
$53,220
40
38 Educational Services - Privately owned
$53,210
160
39 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$52,590
200
40 Machinery Manufacturing
$52,080
30
41 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$51,660
13,490
42 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$51,640
1,570
43 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$51,580
13,410
44 Other Financial Investment Activities
$51,380
920
45 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$51,110
970
46 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$50,710
340
47 Temporary Help Services
$50,110
550
48 Construction of Buildings
$49,800
40
49 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$49,140
12,150
50 State government, including schools and hospitals
$49,110
12,210
51 Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)
$48,480
50
52 Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
$48,460
n/a
53 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$48,420
520
54 Construction
$48,160
80
55 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$48,150
240
56 Activities Related to Credit Intermediation
$47,920
200
57 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$47,670
60
58 Residential Building Construction
$47,620
40
59 Wholesale Trade
$47,580
360
60 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$47,360
280
61 Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
$47,250
210
62 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$47,140
660
63 Insurance Carriers
$46,400
14,380
64 Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$46,380
14,080
65 Educational Services - State government owned
$46,280
60
66 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$46,260
60
67 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$46,220
15,100
68 Information
$45,560
1,070
69 Activities Related to Real Estate
$45,400
3,800
70 Finance and Insurance
$45,290
18,330
71 Real Estate
$45,240
4,620
72 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$45,240
4,700
73 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$44,630
110
74 Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$44,470
40
75 Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
$44,430
320
76 Hospitals - Privately owned
$44,310
110
77 Other Information Services
$44,290
370
78 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$43,890
100
79 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$43,540
100
80 Social Advocacy Organizations
$43,470
170
81 Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers
$43,010
710
82 Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities
$42,870
720
83 Other Personal Services
$42,690
n/a
84 Personal and Laundry Services
$42,690
n/a
85 Administrative and Support Services
$42,440
6,610
86 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$42,440
6,610
87 Business Support Services
$42,030
5,240
88 Other Insurance Related Activities
$41,560
400
89 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$41,080
80
90 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$40,740
36,150
91 Legal Services
$40,480
34,480
92 Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$38,680
2,240
93 Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$38,280
660
94 Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$38,250
810
95 Depository Credit Intermediation
$38,150
1,230
96 Health Care and Social Assistance
$37,670
560
97 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$37,490
460
98 Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$36,070
100
99 Office Administrative Services
$35,490
240
100 Automobile Dealers
$35,440
550