Highest Paying Industries for Legal Occupations

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing84.68176140
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers84.52175790
Securities and Commodity Exchanges84.3175340
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing83.18173010
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing82.09170750
Television Broadcasting81.02168530
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing80.61167670
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage80.37167180
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing80.22166850
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers78.77163830
Radio and Television Broadcasting78.22162710
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers77.5161210
Software Publishers77.41161010
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing76.87159890
Broadcasting (except Internet)76.07158220
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures75.97158020
Publishing Industries (except Internet)75.93157940
Gambling Industries75.2156410
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing75.15156310
Food Manufacturing74.99155980
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing74.85155680
Wired Telecommunications Carriers74.55155060
Communications Equipment Manufacturing74.39154730
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing73.45152770
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing73.12152080
Waste Treatment and Disposal72.58150970
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing72.4150580
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences72.32150430
Cable and Other Subscription Programming72.24150260
Natural Gas Distribution71.73149200
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing71.69149110
Scientific Research and Development Services71.61148960
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions71.36148420
Paper Manufacturing71.2148100
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers70.78147210
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing70.75147160
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services70.06145720
Printing and Related Support Activities70.04145680
Water Transportation69.95145490
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation69.95145490
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing69.8145180
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing69.78145140
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing69.77145110
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing69.76145090
Pipeline Transportation69.72145010
Freight Transportation Arrangement69.57144700
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation69.36144280
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries69.33144200
Computer Systems Design and Related Services69.03143580
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities68.82143140
Basic Chemical Manufacturing68.62142740
Chemical Manufacturing68.53142540
Lessors of Real Estate68.5142480
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries68.46142390
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers68.44142360
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing68.12141690
Land Subdivision67.8141020
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank67.7140820
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing67.3139990
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers67.24139870
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing67.15139680
Beverage Manufacturing67.15139660
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods67.11139590
Waste Management and Remediation Services67.05139470
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers66.76138860
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers66.72138780
Support Activities for Transportation66.66138650
Machinery Manufacturing66.56138450
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing66.28137870
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors66.17137630
Nonresidential Building Construction66.15137590
Other Telecommunications65.72136710
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers65.68136620
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas65.61136470
Spectator Sports65.06135330
Other Information Services65.01135220
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing64.99135170
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds64.7134570
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing64.66134500
Management of Companies and Enterprises64.66134500
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers64.63134430
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services64.57134300
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers64.47134090
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers64.33133800
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events64.32133790
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers63.99133090
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing63.67132440
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution63.62132330
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)63.49132070
Wholesale Trade63.14131330
Miscellaneous Manufacturing62.54130080
Plastics Product Manufacturing62.43129850
Other Financial Investment Activities62.38129760
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction61.91128780
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing61.63128190
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned61.33127570
Building Equipment Contractors61.31127510
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned61.19127280
Educational Support Services, Privately owned61.1127100
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods60.9126660
Testing Laboratories60.51125870
Engineering Services60.47125770
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services60.36125540
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing60.2125220
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction60.05124910
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services59.93124660
Transportation and Warehousing59.87124540
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses59.85124500
Construction of Buildings59.75124280
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)59.7124180
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services59.65124060
Specialty Trade Contractors59.5123770
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing59.46123670
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories59.4123550
Grantmaking and Giving Services59.15123030
Offices of Physicians59.12122970
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services58.95122610
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services58.95122610
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers58.74122170
Air Transportation58.33121330
Scheduled Air Transportation58.14120930
Newspaper Publishers57.75120120
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)57.75120120
Nonstore Retailers57.59119790
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing57.44119470
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing57.43119460
Support Activities for Mining57.13118820
Hospitals, Privately owned57.02118610
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing56.99118540
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned56.85118240
Educational Services, Privately owned56.82118180
Postal Service (federal government)56.8118150
Rail Transportation56.7117940
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities56.64117810
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)56.64117800
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)56.45117410
Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles56.41117330
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned56.36117230
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services56.08116640
Ambulatory Health Care Services56.05116580
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned55.79116050
Hospitals, Local government owned55.78116020
Utility System Construction55.63115720
Residential Building Construction55.51115460
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned55.4115240
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors54.92114240
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction54.75113890
Rental and Leasing Services54.67113720
Mining (except Oil and Gas)54.49113340
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations54.34113020
Accommodation and Food Services53.98112280
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)53.9112110
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations53.88112060
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services53.83111960
Household Appliance Manufacturing53.67111630
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (including private, state, and local government schools)53.42111120
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned53.42111120
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing52.98110190
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing52.9110030
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)52.9110030
Electronics and Appliance Stores52.88109990
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation52.67109550
Hospitals, State government owned52.32108830
Federal government, including the US Postal Service52108160
Federal Executive Branch51.98108110
Oil and Gas Extraction51.79107730
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned51.17106440
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers50.92105910
Educational Services, State government owned50.91105900
All industries, private ownership only50.75105570
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations50.75105560
Casino Hotels50.69105430
Nondepository Credit Intermediation50.68105420
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities50.61105260
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services50.42104870
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)50.41104840
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing50.31104650
Office Administrative Services50.24104500
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)50.23104480
Depository Credit Intermediation50.21104440
Legal Services50.13104270
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)50.05104100
Other Investment Pools and Funds50.03104060
Other Insurance Related Activities49.74103460
Traveler Accommodation49.55103060
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities49.12102160
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)48.9101720
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned48.9101720
All industries48.61101110
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities48.33100530
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages48.26100370
Outpatient Care Centers48.25100350
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing47.9899810
Finance and Insurance47.8599520
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned47.8499510
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing47.7899390
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)47.7199230
Truck Transportation47.5698930
Direct Selling Establishments47.5198830
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities47.4898760
Educational Services, Local government owned47.2598270
Rubber Product Manufacturing46.2896270
Telephone Call Centers45.4794580
Employment Services45.2394070
Religious Organizations44.993400
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)44.8893360
General Freight Trucking44.4392420
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)44.0691650
Junior colleges, Local government owned4491510
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation43.8591220
Social Advocacy Organizations43.4190290
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities42.5988590
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service42.3188000
Federal, State, and Local Government42.287780
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service42.287780
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities42.1787720
Insurance Carriers41.7186760
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services41.0585380
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services40.4484120
Administrative and Support Services40.3483900
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers39.9983190
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing39.9183010
State government, including schools and hospitals39.0581220
Retail Trade39.0281160
Local government, including schools and hospitals38.8980900
Real Estate38.8780850
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals38.8280750
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals38.7780650
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers38.0979220
Civic and Social Organizations36.7576450
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers36.3275550
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers35.4773770
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)35.3973610
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers35.2673350
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned35.1873180
Activities Related to Real Estate34.1170950
Other Support Services32.5567700
Personal and Laundry Services32.3867360
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities31.6865890
Individual and Family Services31.5665650
Social Assistance31.2164910
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services30.3663160
Other Personal Services27.5657320
Vocational Rehabilitation Services26.555130
Business Support Services25.7753600
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers21.5544830
Automobile Dealers20.1641930

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