Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
1.03M
Average Age
46.5
Average Salary
$167,755
Average Male Salary
$186,767
Average Female Salary
$139,289

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 $167,755 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers by wage are Architectural & engineering managers, Nurse anesthetists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents.

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

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 Not specified food industries, manufacturing. Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers are paid most in Aurora Township PUMA, IL but are relatively concentrated in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$167,755
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,574

In 2020, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers earned an average of $167,755, $111,801 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Nurse anesthetists make somewhat more than Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers while Architectural & engineering managers 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 2015, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.407, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, by average wage, are Not specified food industries, manufacturing, Gasoline stations, and Coal mining.

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Industries by Share

1.03M
2020 Workforce
± 24,823
2.6%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 3.35%

The number of people employed as Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers has been growing at a rate of 2.6%, from 1,003,289 people in 2019 to 1,029,387 people in 2020.

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  62.4%, followed by Justice, public order, & safety activities  with 12.5% and Insurance carriers with 2.06%.

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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 43.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

617k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 19,247
412k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 15,741

60% of Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex 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. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

80.1% of Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 5.67% 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 Sex

48.6
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.429
43.3
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.443

The median age of Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers is 46.5, and Male employees are generally 5.32 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.
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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 Active Listening and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers need more than the average amount of Negotiation, Active Listening, and Critical Thinking.

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