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Best states for an Attorney

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Do you want to become an Attorney at Skadden, and you wonder what that means or entails?

We have the full list of best states for Attorneys that you can check out, before you begin your journey.

This way, if you are newly entering the job market, or you are looking to change jobs, you know which places are the best for Attorney jobs.

In order to get you the best states for Attorneys, we looked at our data on jobs and wages -- specifically the average annual wage and the number of available jobs per capita.

Our research put New York at no. 1 on the list of best paying states for Attorneys. District of Columbia, California, and Washington also ranked high on our list.

The 10 Best States in America For Attorneys in 2019

  1. District of Columbia
  2. New York
  3. California
  4. Washington
  5. Connecticut
  6. Alaska
  7. Massachusetts
  8. Arizona
  9. Colorado
  10. Pennsylvania
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  • (462 jobs)
  • (1,054 jobs)
  • (181 jobs)
  • (80 jobs)
  • (28 jobs)
  • (162 jobs)
  • (111 jobs)
  • (99 jobs)
  • (143 jobs)

After looking at the our most recent data, we found that District of Columbia is the best state for Attorneys.

Curious to see how your state ranks? Here are the best states for Attorneys.

If you're interested, you can read more about the job scene here:

The 10 Best States For Attorneys in 2019

1. District of Columbia

Total Attorney Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
209 $165,000 $85,000 $316,000 5.15
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Attorney Jobs in District of Columbia

2. New York

Total Attorney Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
462 $175,954 $112,000 $275,000 1.7
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Attorney Jobs in New York

3. California

Total Attorney Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,054 $145,607 $92,000 $228,000 1.58
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Attorney Jobs in California

4. Washington

Total Attorney Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
181 $130,587 $85,000 $200,000 1.2
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Attorney Jobs in Washington

5. Connecticut

Total Attorney Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
80 $125,444 $74,000 $209,000 1.22
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Attorney Jobs in Connecticut

6. Alaska

Total Attorney Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
28 $108,572 $64,000 $181,000 2.96
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Attorney Jobs in Alaska

7. Massachusetts

Total Attorney Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
162 $124,970 $80,000 $193,000 0.94
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Attorney Jobs in Massachusetts

8. Arizona

Total Attorney Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
111 $108,572 $64,000 $181,000 1.13
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Attorney Jobs in Arizona

9. Colorado

Total Attorney Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
99 $123,894 $73,000 $207,000 0.82
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Attorney Jobs in Colorado

10. Pennsylvania

Total Attorney Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
143 $113,787 $67,000 $190,000 0.62
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Attorney Jobs in Pennsylvania

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE an Attorney

You can read about how the best state rankings are calculated here.

Detailed list of the best states for an Attorney

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