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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
Southwest Minnesota 28026$52.70/hr$30.45/hr$38.20/hr$49.68/hr$58.97/hr$82.70/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities160$99.86/hr
Financial Activities630$86.54/hr
Professional and Business Services7,250$76.62/hr
Education and Health Services140$87.22/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other Services40$51.81/hr
Public AdministrationN/A$52.80/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 70$49.95/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 110$48.79/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 130$49.93/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 140$46.80/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 140$50.92/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 210$50.02/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 240$52.49/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 260$50.89/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 280$49.68/hr6.1%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 310$48.08/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 340$49.18/hr6.3%
Northwest Balance of State 360$47.56/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 390$53.05/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 390$51.93/hr5.9%
Northwest Minnesota 430$48.62/hr5.1%
Central Minnesota 460$51.43/hr7.5%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 8,730$76.16/hr8.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 8,960$73.94/hrN/A
Minnesota 10,750$68.58/hr8.2%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Labor Relations Specialists 2,160$40.95/hr-4.7%
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers 100$51.92/hrN/A
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 570$84.50/hr-0.7%
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 1,580$38.18/hr7.8%
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators 30$47.20/hrN/A
Education Administrators, Postsecondary 2,010$47.96/hr2.2%
Law Teachers, Postsecondary 110$137,748.48/yr1.7%
Compensation and Benefits Managers 390$65.18/hrN/A
Chief Executives 7,270$82.15/hr-8.1%
Human Resources Managers 3,710$65.17/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.