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Best states for a Lawyer

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Are you wondering which place in the United States is the best state for Lawyers?

Knowing how challenging it is to figure out where to start your career or where to move to advance your career, we decided to bring you a list of best states for Lawyer jobs.

As Lawyers are popular in the U.S., we wanted to bring you a list of the best states for Lawyers. In case you are trying to decide where to start your career as a Lawyer, or if you are considering moving to a different city or state, we got you covered.

District of Columbia is the best state for jobs for Lawyers, and Kentucky is the worst.

The most common pay in District of Columbia is $167,251, while the median pay in Kentucky is $64,510.

a Lawyer will most commonly be promoted to Attorney.

The 10 Best States in America For Lawyers in 2019

  1. District of Columbia
  2. New York
  3. Washington
  4. Massachusetts
  5. Alaska
  6. Connecticut
  7. California
  8. Arizona
  9. Colorado
  10. Rhode Island
  • (67 jobs)
  • (113 jobs)
  • (42 jobs)
  • (50 jobs)
  • (14 jobs)
  • (18 jobs)
  • (182 jobs)
  • (33 jobs)
  • (28 jobs)
  • (9 jobs)

The Bureau of Labor Statistics' most recent data helped us determine the ranking.

We ranked each of the 50 states from best to worst for Lawyers, to help you with your next career move.

We also have the current list of job openings for Lawyers available below.

Ready to check out the list? See below.

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

The 10 Best States For Lawyers in 2019

1. District of Columbia

Total Lawyer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
67 $167,252 $121,000 $229,000 6.3
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
Lawyer Jobs in District of Columbia

2. New York

Total Lawyer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
113 $150,000 $89,000 $250,000 1.59
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
Lawyer Jobs in New York

3. Washington

Total Lawyer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
42 $156,142 $104,000 $232,000 1.06
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
Lawyer Jobs in Washington

4. Massachusetts

Total Lawyer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
50 $131,249 $77,000 $221,000 1.1
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
Lawyer Jobs in Massachusetts

5. Alaska

Total Lawyer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
14 $92,982 $55,000 $156,000 5.66
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
Lawyer Jobs in Alaska

6. Connecticut

Total Lawyer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
18 $107,656 $64,000 $180,000 1.05
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
Lawyer Jobs in Connecticut

7. California

Total Lawyer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
182 $116,347 $75,000 $179,000 1.04
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
Lawyer Jobs in California

8. Arizona

Total Lawyer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
33 $92,982 $55,000 $156,000 1.29
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
Lawyer Jobs in Arizona

9. Colorado

Total Lawyer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
28 $105,735 $62,000 $177,000 0.89
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
Lawyer Jobs in Colorado

10. Rhode Island

Total Lawyer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
9 $86,568 $51,000 $145,000 1.87
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
Lawyer Jobs in Rhode Island

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE a Lawyer

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

Detailed list of the best states for a Lawyer

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