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What is the average salary for Lawyers in the United States?

Lawyers earn an average hourly wage of $64.17. Lawyers earn an average salary of $133,470 per year.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

Learn more about the Lawyer job market for salaries of real jobs in your area.

Senior

The top 25% of Lawyers in the United States earn:

$82.95 an hour $172,540 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Lawyers in the United States earn:

$55.27 an hour $114,970 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Lawyers in the United States earn:

$36.36 an hour $75,630 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Lawyers in the United States earn:

$26.64 an hour $55,400 per year

Historical salary for Lawyers in the United States

Lawyer salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Lawyer Salary in District of Columbia $81.13 $168,740 # 1
Lawyer Salary in California $76.06 $158,200 # 2
Lawyer Salary in New York $74.20 $154,340 # 3
Lawyer Salary in Delaware $70.16 $145,940 # 4
Lawyer Salary in Massachusetts $69.24 $144,030 # 5
Lawyer Salary in Texas $67.91 $141,240 # 6
Lawyer Salary in New Jersey $67.68 $140,770 # 7
Lawyer Salary in Connecticut $67.32 $140,040 # 8
Lawyer Salary in Georgia $63.72 $132,540 # 9
Lawyer Salary in Virginia $63.14 $131,320 # 10
Lawyer Salary in Colorado $62.80 $130,620 # 11
Lawyer Salary in Pennsylvania $62.24 $129,460 # 12
Lawyer Salary in Minnesota $61.68 $128,290 # 13
Lawyer Salary in Maryland $60.61 $126,060 # 14
Lawyer Salary in Illinois $59.94 $124,680 # 15
Lawyer Salary in Nevada $59.54 $123,850 # 16
Lawyer Salary in Florida $58.66 $122,020 # 17
Lawyer Salary in Missouri $58.42 $121,500 # 18
Lawyer Salary in Washington $58.05 $120,740 # 19
Lawyer Salary in Rhode Island $57.22 $119,010 # 20
Lawyer Salary in Utah $57.17 $118,910 # 21
Lawyer Salary in North Carolina $56.88 $118,310 # 22
Lawyer Salary in Alaska $56.69 $117,910 # 23
Lawyer Salary in Arizona $56.43 $117,380 # 24
Lawyer Salary in Michigan $56.11 $116,710 # 25
Lawyer Salary in Oregon $55.23 $114,870 # 26
Lawyer Salary in Louisiana $54.73 $113,830 # 27
Lawyer Salary in South Carolina $54.69 $113,760 # 28
Lawyer Salary in Tennessee $54.61 $113,580 # 29
Lawyer Salary in Ohio $54.42 $113,200 # 30
Lawyer Salary in Alabama $54.33 $113,010 # 31
Lawyer Salary in Oklahoma $54.09 $112,520 # 32
Lawyer Salary in New Hampshire $53.39 $111,050 # 33
Lawyer Salary in Iowa $51.00 $106,080 # 34
Lawyer Salary in Hawaii $50.68 $105,410 # 35
Lawyer Salary in Wyoming $49.66 $103,290 # 36
Lawyer Salary in Indiana $49.53 $103,010 # 37
Lawyer Salary in Wisconsin $49.03 $101,980 # 38
Lawyer Salary in Vermont $48.85 $101,620 # 39
Lawyer Salary in Idaho $48.51 $100,900 # 40
Lawyer Salary in Maine $48.42 $100,720 # 41
Lawyer Salary in Arkansas $48.41 $100,690 # 42
Lawyer Salary in Mississippi $47.82 $99,470 # 43
Lawyer Salary in Kansas $47.53 $98,850 # 44
Lawyer Salary in South Dakota $47.29 $98,360 # 45
Lawyer Salary in New Mexico $46.41 $96,520 # 46
Lawyer Salary in West Virginia $45.20 $94,010 # 47
Lawyer Salary in Nebraska $45.11 $93,820 # 48
Lawyer Salary in Kentucky $44.27 $92,090 # 49
Lawyer Salary in Montana $36.40 $75,720 # 50
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics