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Date: November 21, 2017

To: Dr. Mari Jo-Ulbricht, Professor of Technical Writing


From: Destiny Nelson, Student of Technical Writing
Subject: Annual Mean Wages in May 2016 in the Industries with the Highest Levels of Employment for
Lawyers

Background
I currently attend the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and major in Criminal Justice. Graduating
with a degree in Criminal Justice will allow me to do many different things in the criminal field. Even
though I am interested in becoming a lawyer, I also want to know the wages of the industries with the
highest levels of employment for lawyers. Figure 1 shows the annual mean wages in May 2016 in the
industries with the highest levels of employment for lawyers.
Figure 1.
Industries with the Highest Levels of

Management of Companies and Enterprieses $179,640


Employment for Lawyers

Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) $135,840

State Government (OES Designation) $93,320

Local Government (OES Designation) $100,940

Legal Services $145,540

$0 $50,000 $100,000 $150,000 $200,000


Annual Mean Wages in May 2016

Figure 1. Annual mean wages in May 2016 in the industries with the highest levels of employment for lawyers.

Source of data: United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2009, December 17).
Mean Wages. Retrieved November 21, 2017,
from https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes231011.htm#ind

Explanation
Figure 1 shows the annual wages in May 2016 in the industries with the highest levels of employment for lawyers:

Management of Companies and Enterprises annual mean wages were $179,640


Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) annual mean wages were $135,840
State Government (OES Designation) annual mean wages were $93,320
Local Government (OES Designation) annual mean wages were $100,940
Legal Services annual mean wages were $145,540.

This figure shows that the annual wages in the industry with the Highest Level of Employment for Lawyers is
management of companies and enterprises.