2017 MAR Paralegal Program Trends

2017 MAR Paralegal Program Trends








Occupation Overview
Emsi Q1 2017 Data Set
March 2017

Western Technical College

400 Seventh Street
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
608.785.9200

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Parameters
Occupations
Code

Description

23-1012

Judicial Law Clerks

23-2011

Paralegals and Legal Assistants

23-2093

Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers

23-2099

Legal Support Workers, All Other

43-4031

Court, Municipal, and License Clerks

43-6012

Legal Secretaries

Regions
Code

Description

55011

Buffalo County, WI

55023

Crawford County, WI

55053

Jackson County, WI

55057

Juneau County, WI

55063

La Crosse County, WI

55081

Monroe County, WI

55121

Trempealeau County, WI

55123

Vernon County, WI

Timeframe
2018 - 2022

Datarun
2017.1 – Employees

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Paralegal 2017 (AED) in Western Technical College District
2018 2018
2022
SOC
Description
2022
Jobs
Jobs
Change
Judicial Law
23-1012
<10
<10 Insf. Data
Clerks
Paralegals and
23-2011 Legal
141
145
4
Assistants
Title
Examiners,
23-2093
54
51
(3)
Abstractors,
and Searchers
Legal Support
23-2099 Workers, All
35
35
0
Other
43-4031
43-6012

Court,
Municipal, and
License Clerks
Legal
Secretaries

2018 2022 %
Change

2018 2022
Openings

Annual
Openings

Median
Hourly
Earnings

Insf. Data

<10

Insf. Data

Insf. Data

3%

17

4

$17.21

(6%)

<10

Insf. Data

$14.99

0%

<10

Insf. Data

$17.47

167

169

2

1%

<10

Insf. Data

$11.42

68

67

(1)

(1%)

<10

Insf. Data

$17.91

472

474

2

0%

38

10

$14.99

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Occupation Summary for Paralegal 2015 (AED)

471

0.4%

$14.99/hr

Jobs (2016)

% Change (2018-2022)

Median Hourly Earnings

35% below National average

Nation: 1.0%

Nation: $22.64/hr

Growth

472

474

2

0.4%

2018 Jobs

2022 Jobs

Change (2018-2022)

% Change (2018-2022)

Occupation

2018 Jobs

2022 Jobs

Change

% Change

7

7

0

0%

141

145

4

3%

Title Examiners,
Abstractors, and Searchers
(23-2093)

54

51

-3

-6%

Legal Support Workers, All
Other (23-2099)

35

35

0

0%

167

169

2

1%

68

67

-1

-1%

Judicial Law Clerks
(23-1012)
Paralegals and Legal
Assistants (23-2011)

Court, Municipal, and
License Clerks (43-4031)
Legal Secretaries (43-6012)

Percentile Earnings

$12.80/hr

$14.99/hr

$18.54/hr

25th Percentile Earnings

Median Earnings

75th Percentile Earnings

25th Percentile
Earnings

Occupation
Judicial Law Clerks (23-1012)

Median Earnings

75th Percentile
Earnings

$13.68

$13.94

$13.97

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25th Percentile
Earnings

Median Earnings

75th Percentile
Earnings

Paralegals and Legal Assistants
(23-2011)

$14.57

$17.21

$19.97

Title Examiners, Abstractors, and
Searchers (23-2093)

$13.04

$14.99

$16.83

Legal Support Workers, All Other
(23-2099)

$14.42

$17.47

$19.37

$9.85

$11.42

$16.83

$15.14

$17.91

$21.14

Occupation

Court, Municipal, and License
Clerks (43-4031)
Legal Secretaries (43-6012)

Regional Trends

Region

2018 Jobs

2022 Jobs

Change

% Change

●

Region

472

474

2

0.4%

●

State

10,721

10,659

-62

-0.6%

●

Nation

731,861

739,338

7,477

1.0%

Regional Breakdown
County

2022 Jobs

La Crosse County, WI

221

Monroe County, WI

78

Juneau County, WI

54

Jackson County, WI

40

Trempealeau County, WI

28

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County

2022 Jobs

Occupation Gender Breakdown

Gender
●

Males

●

2016 Jobs 2016 Percent

Females

70

14.9%

401

85.1%

Occupation Age Breakdown

Age

2016 Jobs 2016 Percent

●

14-18

1

0.3%

●

19-24

20

4.2%

●

25-34

93

19.7%

●

35-44

86

18.2%

●

45-54

119

25.2%

●

55-64

127

26.9%

●

65+

26

5.6%

Occupation Race/Ethnicity Breakdown

Race/Ethnicity
●

White

●

2016 Jobs 2016 Percent
425

90.3%

Black or African American

14

2.9%

●

Hispanic or Latino

12

2.6%

●

Asian

8

1.8%

●

American Indian or Alaska Native

7

1.6%

●

Two or More Races

4

0.8%

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Race/Ethnicity
●

2016 Jobs 2016 Percent

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

0

0.0%

Occupational Programs

2

13

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Programs (2015)

Completions (2015)

Openings (2015)

CIP Code

Program

Completions (2015)

22.0302

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

52.0408

General Office Occupations and Clerical
Services

13
0

Industries Employing Paralegal 2015 (AED)
Occupation
Group Jobs
in Industry
(2016)

% of
Occupation
Group in
Industry
(2016)

% of Total
Jobs in
Industry
(2016)

Local Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals

156

33.1%

1.9%

Offices of Lawyers

152

32.3%

40.1%

State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals

54

11.5%

2.5%

Title Abstract and Settlement Offices

31

6.6%

40.3%

Federal Government, Civilian, Excluding Postal Service

30

6.4%

1.0%

Industry

Appendix A - Data Sources and
Calculations
Location Quotient
Location quotient (LQ) is a way of quantifying how concentrated a particular industry, cluster, occupation, or
demographic group is in a region as compared to the nation. It can reveal what makes a particular region unique
in comparison to the national average.

Occupation Data
Emsi occupation employment data are based on final Emsi industry data and final Emsi staffing patterns. Wage
estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics (QCEW and Non-QCEW Employees classes of
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worker) and the American Community Survey (Self-Employed and Extended Proprietors). Occupational wage
estimates also affected by county-level Emsi earnings by industry.

Completers Data
The completers data in this report is taken directly from the national IPEDS database published by the U.S.
Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics.

Institution Data
The institution data in this report is taken directly from the national IPEDS database published by the U.S.
Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics.

State Data Sources
This report uses state data from the following agencies: Illinois Department of Employment Security,
Employment Projections; Iowa Workforce Development; Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth,
Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives; Minnesota Department of Employment and
Economic Development; Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, Bureau of Workforce Information

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