LAWYER SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$93,000
$50,000
Min 10%
$93,000
Median 50%
$172,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
DLA Piper
Highest Paying City
Urban Honolulu, HI
Highest Paying State
Hawaii
Average Experience Level
4.4 years
How much does a lawyer make?
Lawyers in the US make on average $93,502 annually or $44.95 hourly. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $50,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $172,000. The most abundant employment opportunities for Lawyers are in Finance companies and Internet companies. The best states for high paying Lawyer jobs are Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, Delaware, and Maryland. The typical tenure for a Lawyer is 4.4 years.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
Attorney
$107,183

Average Lawyer Salary By Company

There is good job security in Lawyer positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. Finance companies and Internet companies have the most job opportunities for Lawyers. The two companies that report the highest salaries for Lawyers are DLA Piper and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. Companies like Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe also report very competitive wages for Lawyers.

Average Lawyer Salary By Location

Lawyers in the United States of America make on average $93,502 a year or $44.95 per hour. Urban Honolulu, HI reports the highest annual salary for Lawyers at 117,831. Even as an entry-level Lawyer, you will make $61,000 per year in Urban Honolulu, HI. Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, Delaware, and Maryland are the states with the highest payscale for Lawyers. Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama have the lowest reported salaries for Lawyers.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Urban Honolulu, HI
$117,831
2
Menlo Park, CA
$109,734
3
Seattle, WA
$99,602
4
Philadelphia, PA
$97,901
5
Fort Lee, NJ
$97,518

Average Lawyer Salary By Industry

The type of industry that a Lawyer works in can influence their earning potential. Our analysis shows that Hospitality companies, Professional companies, and Utilities companies pay higher-than-average wages for Lawyers. Salaries for Lawyers in Hospitality companies average $97,363 annually, while Professional companies and Utilities companies pay $94,242 and $92,551, respectively. The types of companies that pay Lawyers the least are in the Technology industry, where the average annual salary is $88,419.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Hospitality
$97,363
2
Professional
$94,242
3
Utilities
$92,551
4
Technology
$88,419

RECENTLY ADDED Lawyer SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Pardalis & Novahicka LLP
Lawyer
03/25/2019
$83,480
Law Office of David W Anderson LLC
Lawyer
03/25/2019
$95,000
Reid & Wise, LLC
Lawyer
03/23/2019
$95,000
Reinhardt LLP
Lawyer
03/22/2019
$81,910
Sim & Depaola, LLP
Lawyer
03/22/2019
$104,350
Maxey-Fisher, PLLC
Lawyer
03/21/2019
$54,053
Law Office of XIAN Feng Zou
Lawyer
03/21/2019
$83,480
Law Office of Joe Zhou
Lawyer
03/21/2019
$83,480
Sim & Depaola, LLP
Lawyer
03/21/2019
$104,350
Geerdes and Kim, LLC
Lawyer
03/21/2019
$82,000
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