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
Southeast Minnesota 43092$55.26/hr$29.99/hr$35.97/hr$47.73/hr$62.96/hr$81.03/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities70$74.95/hr
Financial Activities670$67.78/hr
Professional and Business Services7,980$53.20/hr
Education and Health Services140$48.95/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/A$66.09/hr
Other ServicesN/A$41.57/hr
Public Administration2,100$49.63/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State 30$45.79/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 100$40.40/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 110$36.63/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 110$36.03/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 190$42.95/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 200$38.62/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 250$47.56/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 270$42.47/hr1.7%
Northeast Minnesota 290$40.42/hr-7.1%
Southwest Minnesota 300$38.23/hr0.4%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 300$39.95/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 300$47.25/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 360$49.72/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 390$43.75/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 430$47.73/hr0.5%
Central Minnesota 550$44.59/hr8.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 9,540$56.70/hr11.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 9,700$56.29/hrN/A
Minnesota 11,420$53.91/hr9.2%

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Prepare, draft, and review legal documents, such as wills, deeds, patent applications, mortgages, leases, and contracts.