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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 27026$49.51/hr$28.09/hr$38.09/hr$45.85/hr$58.54/hr$81.39/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities110$86.72/hr
Financial Activities670$83.14/hr
Professional and Business Services8,220$61.57/hr
Education and Health Services100$86.40/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other Services100$51.38/hr
Public Administration2,090$50.84/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 60$39.48/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 120$40.34/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 120$50.27/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 130$48.98/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 140$47.71/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 230$44.07/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 270$45.85/hr6.1%
St Cloud MN MSA 270$48.56/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 270$50.76/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 310$41.05/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 320$41.15/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 340$40.26/hr6.3%
Northwest Minnesota 380$41.15/hr5.1%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 410$50.24/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 450$50.64/hr5.9%
Central Minnesota 500$48.56/hr7.5%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 9,560$64.99/hr8.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 9,860$64.63/hrN/A
Minnesota 11,770$63.39/hr8.2%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Labor Relations Specialists 2,330$43.61/hr-4.7%
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers N/AN/AN/A
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 600$84.04/hr-0.7%
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 1,530$39.09/hr7.8%
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators 40$39.55/hrN/A
Education Administrators, Postsecondary 2,100$47.88/hr2.2%
Law Teachers, Postsecondary 110$138,546.22/yr1.7%
Compensation and Benefits Managers 490$64.58/hrN/A
Chief Executives 6,330$91.34/hr-8.1%
Human Resources Managers 4,000$63.84/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.