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Occupational Employment Statistics


23-1011 Lawyers

Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Minnesota 11,560775$81.01/hr$38.95/hr$50.18/hr$74.29/hr$97.59/hr>$100/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities160$87.76/hr
Financial Activities990$91.38/hr
Professional and Business Services7,610$75.57/hr
Education and Health Services130$81.64/hr
Leisure and Hospitality10$116.24/hr
Other Services110$52.80/hr
Public Administration2,260$56.44/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 50$52.15/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 120$51.44/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 120$48.37/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 120$53.07/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 130$41.97/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 220$53.64/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 220$55.92/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 250$51.95/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 270$52.29/hr6.1%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 280$54.58/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 290$55.69/hr6.3%
Northwest Balance of State 370$49.89/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 380$57.06/hr5.9%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 400$52.79/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 420$50.79/hr5.1%
Central Minnesota 490$53.95/hr7.5%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 9,430$77.54/hr8.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 9,740$77.54/hrN/A
Minnesota 11,560$74.29/hr8.2%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Labor Relations Specialists 1,950$47.69/hr-4.7%
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers 110$58.22/hrN/A
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 590$80.73/hr-0.7%
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 1,940$38.85/hr7.8%
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators 30$59.98/hrN/A
Education Administrators, Postsecondary 1,860$50.65/hr2.2%
Law Teachers, Postsecondary 120$148,545.35/yr1.7%
Compensation and Benefits Managers 280$68.09/hrN/A
Chief Executives 6,680$94.67/hr-8.1%
Human Resources Managers 3,800$70.82/hr6.7%

  • Perform administrative and management functions related to the practice of law.
  • Analyze the probable outcomes of cases, using knowledge of legal precedents.
  • Interpret laws, rulings and regulations for individuals and businesses.
  • Evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments in preparation for presentation of cases.
  • Supervise legal assistants.
  • Advise clients concerning business transactions, claim liability, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits, or legal rights and obligations.
  • Examine legal data to determine advisability of defending or prosecuting lawsuit.
  • Represent clients in court or before government agencies.
  • Probate wills and represent and advise executors and administrators of estates.
  • Gather evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions, by such means as interviewing clients and witnesses to ascertain the facts of a case.