Friday, April 04, 2014

Occupational Employment Statistics

Slate.com, courtesy of Business Insider, provides a map showing which jobs are the most unique in each state. The map illustrates which "state has far more of [each job] per capita than the nation as a whole." Ohio has far more foundry casters than any other state per capita. New Mexico is awash with physicists; Virginia is packed to the gills with "Legal Support." Legal Support is a group that includes paralegals, legal assistants, court reporters, title examiners, and other miscellaneous legal support workers. All of this data is derived from a recent report on Occupational Employment Statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

How many people identify "lawyer" as their occupation? 592,670. And the number of judicial law clerks? 10,890.

The mean (average) hourly wage for lawyers is $63.46/hour with a median of $54.95. The mean salary is $131,990.