Highest Paying Industries for Legal Support Workers

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries(data not available)*
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers43.1289680
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing42.387980
Communications Equipment Manufacturing39.0581220
Pipeline Transportation38.5380150
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas38.5380150
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing36.6276160
Federal Executive Branch36.5976100
Federal government, including the US Postal Service36.5876090
Software Publishers35.8774600
Oil and Gas Extraction35.5974030
Mining35.3573520
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing35.1873180
Publishing Industries (except Internet)35.1173030
Wired Telecommunications Carriers34.9772730
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers34.6272010
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing34.4671670
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing34.4271600
Computer Systems Design and Related Services34.0170750
Telecommunications33.8970500
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing33.6169900
Support Activities for Mining33.5969860
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage33.5369740
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing33.5269720
Postal Service (federal government)33.569680
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences33.3469350
Scientific Research and Development Services33.0268690
Manufacturing32.7468100
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers32.3467270
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned32.2567070
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods32.2467060
Cable and Other Subscription Programming32.1266810
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)32.1266810
Other Information Services31.5765660
Chemical Manufacturing31.4265360
Information31.0564580
Wholesale Trade31.0564570
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods30.964280
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services30.8764200
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers30.7964040
Transportation and Warehousing30.6963830
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)30.6363700
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)30.663660
Educational Services, Local government owned30.4563330
Management of Companies and Enterprises30.2762960
Machinery Manufacturing30.2162830
Lessors of Real Estate30.1362670
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned30.0962580
Rail Transportation30.0862570
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities30.0562500
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution29.9262230
Grantmaking and Giving Services29.962190
Broadcasting (except Internet)29.8962160
Natural Gas Distribution29.8662100
Utilities29.861990
Federal, State, and Local Government29.5661480
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service29.5661480
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service29.5461450
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers29.5161370
Hospitals, State government owned29.4961330
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing29.3461020
Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles29.3361010
Miscellaneous Manufacturing28.8660030
Other Financial Investment Activities28.8560000
Nonresidential Building Construction28.8359970
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned28.7359750
Offices of Physicians28.6759640
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services28.5659410
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations28.4659200
Educational Services, Privately owned28.4459150
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing28.1158460
Scheduled Air Transportation27.9758180
Air Transportation27.9258070
Ambulatory Health Care Services27.8757960
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation27.8557940
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)27.8557920
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing27.857830
Construction of Buildings27.7957800
Junior colleges, Local government owned27.7957800
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)27.7357670
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing27.6657530
Radio and Television Broadcasting27.5357260
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations27.4857160
Residential Building Construction27.3556890
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)27.356790
Casino Hotels27.2956770
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services27.1656500
Employment Services27.0856320
Construction26.8155760
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses26.7255570
Land Subdivision26.4855080
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations26.4254950
Local government, including schools and hospitals26.1654410
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation26.1354350
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals26.1354350
Hospitals, Local government owned26.1254320
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned26.1254320
Accommodation and Food Services26.0554180
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)2654090
Nonstore Retailers25.9253910
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)25.953870
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)25.8253700
Rental and Leasing Services25.7153470
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing25.753450
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries25.6753400
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services25.6653380
Hospitals, Privately owned25.6653370
Finance and Insurance25.5753180
Accommodation25.5253070
Traveler Accommodation25.5253070
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)25.4652950
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned25.4352900
Educational Services, State government owned25.4252880
All industries25.452830
Office Administrative Services25.452830
Insurance Carriers25.3652750
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction25.3152650
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities25.2952610
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned25.2652540
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers25.0252040
Engineering Services24.751380
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages24.6951360
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities24.5551060
State government, including schools and hospitals24.5451040
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers24.5451030
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals24.5150990
Other Insurance Related Activities24.4550860
Social Advocacy Organizations24.4250790
All industries, private ownership only24.2950530
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities24.2350400
Depository Credit Intermediation24.2150360
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing24.1850300
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services24.1350200
Administrative and Support Services24.1450200
Real Estate24.0950100
Activities Related to Real Estate24.0750070
Nondepository Credit Intermediation23.9449790
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services23.8649630
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)23.8149530
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services23.6549200
Legal Services23.5749020
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services23.4648800
Direct Selling Establishments23.3348530
Outpatient Care Centers23.3348530
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services22.5846970
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation22.5546890
Business Support Services22.1446050
Newspaper Publishers22.0645890
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers21.8445420
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services20.9743610
Personal and Laundry Services20.9743610
Other Personal Services20.9743610
Telephone Call Centers20.8543370
Investigation and Security Services20.6342920
Retail Trade20.3842380
Social Assistance20.2342080
Individual and Family Services20.0741750
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities20.0341650
Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services2041600
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers19.9241440
Civic and Social Organizations19.340140
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers18.8839270
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers18.8339160
Automobile Dealers18.8339160
Other Support Services18.3938240

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