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Alabama (View More Alabama Info)

Lawyers working in the state of Alabama in May 2019 earned an annual mean wage of $114,240. Wages for other metropolitan areas in the state include:

  • Huntsville: $124,390
  • Birmingham-Hoover: $123,250
  • Montgomery: $121,750
  • Dothan: $114,230
  • Auburn-Opelika: $109,990
  • Mobile: $102,520
  • Gadsden: $96,200
  • Tuscaloosa: $95,240
  • Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area: $92,070
  • Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville: $91,170
  • Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area: $90,230
  • Decatur: $83,040
  • Florence-Muscle Shoals: $82,890
  • Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area: $76,990
  • Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area: $75,640

Alaska (View More Alaska Info)

Lawyers employed in Alaska earned an annual mean wage of $115,260. Around the state, attorney salaries were:

  • Alaska nonmetropolitan area: $122,840
  • Fairbanks: $115,890
  • Anchorage: $112,820

Arizona (View More Arizona Info)

Arizona’s lawyers brought home an annual mean salary of $136,170.   Lawyers in Arizona’s cities earned:

  • Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale: $140,110
  • Flagstaff: $138,100
  • Tucson: $128,800
  • Arizona nonmetropolitan area: $123,010
  • Yuma: $107,640
  • Sierra Vista-Douglas: $91,080
  • Prescott: $82,050

Arkansas (View More Arkansas Info)

Lawyers working in the state of Arkansas garnered an annual mean wage of $94,000. Arkansas’ cities paid attorneys the following salaries:

  • Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers: $115,940
  • Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway: $92,090
  • North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area: $88,760
  • West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area: $85,440
  • Fort Smith: $77,000
  • Hot Springs: $75,660
  • Pine Bluff: $70,030
  • South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area: $63,180
  • East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area: $43,780

California (View More California Info)

Attorneys in California averaged an annual mean wage of $173,970, making them the second-highest paid lawyers in the nation as of May 2019. Around the Golden State, salaries for lawyers are as follows:

  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara: $218,420
  • San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward: $188,910
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim: $178,470
  • Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario: $169,460
  • Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura: $164,010
  • Napa: $158,340
  • Santa Cruz-Watsonville: $153,590
  • Santa Rosa: $152,510
  • San Diego-Carlsbad: $144,060
  • Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade: $140,930
  • Stockton-Lodi: $137,500
  • Vallejo-Fairfield: $136,840
  • Santa Maria-Santa Barbara: $135,910
  • Chico:     $135,690
  • North Valley-Northern Mountains: $134,400
  • Bakersfield: $130,120
  • Fresno: $128,450
  • Yuba City: $124,700
  • Visalia-Porterville: $121,810
  • Modesto: $120,830
  • Redding: $117,370
  • San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande: $114,990
  • Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode nonmetro area: $110,770
  • North Coast nonmetropolitan area: $108,840
  • Madera: $100,890
  • El Centro: $99,780

Colorado (View More Colorado Info)

Colorado’s lawyers acquired an annual mean salary of $150,630. In Colorado’s cities, attorneys earned:

  • Denver-Aurora-Lakewood: $156,100
  • Fort Collins: $140,790
  • Northwest CO nonmetropolitan area: $132,400
  • Colorado Springs: $114,240
  • Greeley: $111,390
  • Grand Junction: $104,730
  • Southwest CO nonmetropolitan area: $89,200
  • Pueblo: $74,420

Connecticut (View More Connecticut Info)

Lawyers in Connecticut made a yearly mean wage of $154,610. Around Connecticut, lawyers earned:

  • Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk: $177,930
  • Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford: $150,220
  • Danbury: $140,160
  • Waterbury: $133,210
  • Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI: $132,310
  • New Haven: $130,200
  • Connecticut nonmetropolitan area: $90,810

District of Columbia  (View More District of Columbia Info)

District of Columbia’s attorneys are the highest-paid of lawyers in any state, earning $192,180 as of May 2019. In the Washington-Arlington-Alexandra DC-VA-MD-WV metropolitan area, lawyers averaged an annual salary of $179,590.

Delaware (View More Delaware Info)

Unfortunately, the BLS does not carry statistics for Delaware lawyer wages as of May 2019. The most recent state salary quoted by the BLS for Delaware lawyers was $157,610 in 2016. Lawyers working in various parts of Delaware earned:

  • Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA-NJ-DE-MD: $156,870
  • Salisbury, MD-DE: $120,090

Florida (View More Florida Info)

Florida’s lawyers accrued an annual mean wage of $130,010 as of May 2019. Around the state, lawyers earned the following salaries:

  • Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach: $150,340
  • North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton: $140,520
  • Cape Coral-Fort Myers: $137,660
  • Sebastian-Vero Beach: $129,990
  • Jacksonville: $126,740
  • Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach: $121,070
  • Panama City: $119,500
  • Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford: $117,330
  • Tallahassee: $116,850
  • Port St. Lucie: $114,060
  • Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville: $113,290
  • Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater: $112,390
  • Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island: $111,080
  • Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent: $105,690
  • Punta Gorda: $103,120
  • Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin: $98,310
  • Gainesville: $97,510
  • Lakeland-Winter Haven: $90,170
  • North Florida nonmetropolitan area: $87,480
  • Homosassa Springs: $84,450
  • Ocala: $74,190
  • South Florida nonmetropolitan area: $68,270

Georgia (View More Georgia Info)

Attorneys working in Georgia averaged $130,320 annually. In Georgia’s cities, lawyers earned:

  • Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell: $136,850
  • South Georgia nonmetropolitan area: $120,750
  • Rome: $119,080
  • Columbus, GA-AL: $118,890
  • Macon: $118,220
  • Albany: $118,090
  • Savannah: $115,170
  • Brunswick: $111,920
  • Dalton: $104,260
  • Hinesville: $103,650
  • Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area: $100,300
  • Valdosta: $95,380
  • Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC: $94,670
  • Warner Robins: $92,280
  • East Georgia nonmetropolitan area: $91,460
  • Gainesville: $81,090
  • Athens-Clarke County: $80,210
  • North Georgia nonmetropolitan area: $64,560

Hawaii 

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Hawaii’s attorneys earned an annual mean wage of $109,420. Salaries earned by Hawaii’s lawyers working in various cities include:

  • Urban Honolulu: $110,660
  • Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina: $107,710
  • Hawaii/Kauai nonmetropolitan area: $98,490

Idaho 

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Lawyers employed in Idaho collected an annual mean wage of $105,450. Lawyers working in the following Idaho cities earned:

  • Lewiston, ID-WA: $116,060
  • Boise City: $110,060
  • Pocatello: $108,680
  • Idaho Falls: $100,580
  • Twin Falls: $81,620
  • Northwestern Idaho nonmetro area: $72,500
  • Southeast-Central Idaho nonmetro area: $68,420

Illinois 

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Lawyers in Illinois earned the fifth-highest salary for lawyers in all states, averaging $157,010 as of May 2019. In Illinois’ cities, lawyers earned:

  • Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI: $162,490
  • Peoria: $131,300
  • Decatur: $121,450
  • East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area: $114,180
  • West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area: $110,170
  • Rockford: $109,770
  • Springfield: $106,280
  • Bloomington: $100,190
  • Kankakee: $93,090
  • Carbondale-Marion: $88,930
  • Danville: $87,150
  • Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area: $86,300
  • South Illinois nonmetropolitan area: $84,470

Indiana

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Indiana’s lawyers earned an annual mean wage of $111,790. Lawyers working in the following Indiana cities made:

  • Fort Wayne: $151,780
  • Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area: $121,190
  • Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson: $112,070
  • Columbus: $105,470
  • Bloomington: $104,890
  • Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area: $95,290
  • Evansville, IN-KY: $92,440
  • Terre Haute: $86,970
  • Lafayette-West Lafayette: $82,020
  • Elkhart-Goshen: $81,280
  • Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area: $77,960
  • Kokomo: $55,000

Iowa 

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Attorneys employed in Iowa accrued an annual mean wage of $119,700. Salaries for attorneys working across Iowa include:

  • Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL: $149,940
  • Des Moines-West Des Moines: $131,480
  • Sioux City, IA-NE-SD: $122,280
  • Cedar Rapids: $113,500
  • Dubuque: $109,610
  • Iowa City: $102,210
  • Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area: $88,370
  • Ames: $88,020
  • Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area: $82,180
  • Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area: $81,180
  • Waterloo-Cedar Falls: $74,790

Kansas

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Lawyers who are Kansans earned an annual mean wage of $110,290 in May 2019. Around Kansas, attorneys accrued:

  • Lawrence: $114,460
  • Topeka: $103,850
  • Wichita: $87,270
  • Manhattan: $82,170
  • Kansas nonmetropolitan area: $69,120

Kentucky 

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Working in Kentucky earned lawyers an annual mean wage of $102,980 as of May 2019. Kentucky’s lawyers working in these cities earned:

  • Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN: $117,000
  • Lexington-Fayette: $110,210
  • East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area: $103,540
  • West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area: $86,890
  • Bowling Green: $85,540
  • Owensboro: $77,130
  • Elizabethtown-Fort Knox: $73,800
  • South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area: $64,990
  • Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area: $64,950

Louisiana 

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Louisiana’s lawyers brought home an annual mean wage of $108,070. Lawyers working in Louisiana’s cities earned:

  • New Orleans-Metairie: $123,490
  • Houma-Thibodaux: $115,190
  • Baton Rouge: $108,540
  • Shreveport-Bossier City: $103,190
  • Lafayette: $91,440
  • Lake Charles: $87,370
  • Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area: $78,200
  • Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area: $75,660
  • Monroe: $75,560
  • Hammond: $72,810
  • Alexandria: $70,090
  • Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area: $57,540

Maine 

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Lawyers in Maine averaged an annual mean wage of $106,350. Attorneys working in Maine’s cities brought home an income of:

  • Portland-South Portland: $123,950
  • Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area: $94,740
  • Bangor: $93,150
  • Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area: $88,390
  • Lewiston-Auburn: $72,450

Maryland 

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Maryland’s attorneys earned an annual mean wage of $135,500. Around Maryland, lawyers earned:

  • Baltimore-Columbia-Towson: $133,940
  • Salisbury, MD-DE: $120,090
  • Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV: $116,170
  • California-Lexington Park: $114,140
  • Maryland nonmetropolitan area: $98,940
  • Cumberland, MD-WV: $82,130

Massachusetts 

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Massachusetts’ lawyers earned the fourth-highest salary of lawyers in all states, at $164,800 as of May 2019. In Massachusetts’ cities, attorneys earned:

  • Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH: $169,920
  • Springfield, MA-CT: $126,770
  • Worcester, MA-CT: $120,700
  • New Bedford: $113,520
  • Barnstable Town: $111,020
  • Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area: $101,070
  • Leominster-Gardner: $80,570

Michigan 

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Michigan’s attorneys brought home an annual mean wage of $116,310. Salaries for Michigan’s attorneys working in various cities include:

  • Ann Arbor: $131,460
  • Flint: $124,950
  • Detroit-Warren-Dearborn: $121,650
  • Battle Creek: $113,820
  • Saginaw: $112,480
  • Kalamazoo-Portage: $106,650
  • Lansing-East Lansing: $103,940
  • Jackson: $102,970
  • Niles-Benton Harbor: $102,180
  • Grand Rapids-Wyoming: $101,140
  • Northwest Lower Peninsula nonmetro area: $97,840
  • Balance of Lower Peninsula nonmetro area: $94,820
  • Monroe: $93,300
  • Muskegon: $84,640
  • Northeast Lower Peninsula nonmetro area: $82,220
  • Upper Peninsula nonmetro area: $76,220
  • Bay City: $73,410

Minnesota 

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Attorneys employed in Minnesota made an annual mean wage of $124,510. Those working in these Minnesota cities earned:

  • Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI: $128,640
  • Rochester: $114,150
  • Southeast nonmetropolitan area: $107,780
  • Cloud: $106,650
  • Duluth, MN-WI: $104,380
  • Northwest nonmetropolitan area: $94,000
  • Mankato-North Mankato: $83,230
  • Southwest nonmetropolitan area: $80,930

Mississippi 

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Lawyers working in Mississippi earned an annual mean wage of $95,040. Mississippi lawyers working in the following metropolitan areas in the state earned:

  • Jackson: $103,850
  • Hattiesburg: $92,260
  • Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area: $74,150
  • Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area: $71,550
  • Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area: $51,470

Missouri 

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Missouri’s attorneys collected a yearly mean wage of $109,820. Salaries for lawyers working in Missouri’s cities include:

  • Cape Girardeau, MO-IL: $121,910
  • Kansas City, MO-KS: $120,010
  • Louis, MO-IL: $117,790
  • Springfield: $101,680
  • Joplin: $90,350
  • Columbia: $90,260
  • Jefferson City: $85,010
  • Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area: $83,110
  • Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area: $78,350
  • Joseph, MO-KS: $76,990
  • North Missouri nonmetropolitan area: $70,590

Montana 

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Montanans working as lawyers averaged an annual mean wage of $83,030. Wages for attorneys in the metropolitan areas of Montana include:

  • Billings: $101,250
  • Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area: $78,510
  • East-Central Montana nonmetropolitan area: $75,740
  • Missoula: $74,940
  • West Montana nonmetropolitan area: $65,230

Nebraska 

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Nebraska’s lawyers brought home an annual mean wage of $112,860. Lawyers working in Nebraska cities made:

  • Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA: $123,000
  • Grand Island: $107,950
  • South Nebraska nonmetropolitan area: $100,580
  • Lincoln: $97,020
  • Northeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area: $87,070
  • Northwest Nebraska nonmetropolitan area: $79,900

Nevada 

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Attorneys in Nevada averaged a yearly mean salary of $131,190. The following Nevada cities paid its lawyers salaries of:

  • Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise: $133,940
  • Reno: $127,300
  • Nevada nonmetropolitan area: $121,250
  • Carson City: $102,390

New Hampshire 

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New Hampshire’s attorneys earned a yearly mean wage of $126,220. Those working in the following New Hampshire cities earned:

  • Central New Hampshire nonmetro area: $136,710
  • Portsmouth, NH-ME: $134,710
  • Dover-Durham, NH-ME: $132,610
  • Manchester: $128,530
  • Northern New Hampshire nonmetro area: $127,860
  • West Central-Southwest nonmetro area: $107,450

New Jersey 

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Lawyers employed in New Jersey averaged a yearly mean salary of $147,170. Attorneys working in New Jersey’s metropolitan areas brought home average wages of:

  • New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA: $174,720
  • Trenton: $130,910
  • Atlantic City-Hammonton: $116,790
  • Vineland-Bridgeton: $107,180

New Mexico 

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New Mexico’s lawyers earned an annual mean wage of $103,290. Attorneys employed in cities across New Mexico averaged wages of:

  • Albuquerque: $108,230
  • Las Cruces: $104,070
  • Farmington: $97,040
  • Santa Fe: $95,710
  • Northern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area: $92,100
  • Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area: $87,840

New York 

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New York’s attorneys make the third-highest salary of lawyers in all states, earning $168,170 as of May 2019. Those working in the following New York cities earned:

  • New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA: $174,720
  • Capital/Northern New York nonmetro area: $117,570
  • Albany-Schenectady-Troy: $115,710
  • Utica-Rome: $114,170
  • Elmira: $111,340
  • Central East New York nonmetropolitan area: $106,660
  • Ithaca: $106,120
  • Watertown-Fort Drum: $105,950
  • Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area: $105,100
  • Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls: $104,360
  • Syracuse: $96,530
  • Rochester: $93,230
  • Glens Falls: $90,220
  • Binghamton: $86,030

North Carolina 

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North Carolina’s lawyers brought home an annual mean salary of $133,290 as of May 2019. Those employed in these North Carolina cities earned:

  • Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC: $149,540
  • Raleigh: $142,410
  • New Bern: $136,380
  • Greenville: $134,430
  • Durham-Chapel Hill: $128,460
  • Winston-Salem: $128,240
  • Fayetteville: $118,540
  • Greensboro-High Point: $117,320
  • Piedmont North Carolina nonmetro area: $116,190
  • Burlington: $111,560
  • Rocky Mount: $110,170
  • Goldsboro: $104,590
  • Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton: $102,070
  • Jacksonville: $95,580
  • Asheville: $94,910
  • Southeast Coastal nonmetro area: $94,160
  • Mountain North Carolina nonmetro area: $89,940
  • Wilmington: $85,330

North Dakota 

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Lawyers working in North Dakota earned an annual mean wage of $113,280. Attorneys working in these metropolitan areas of the state made:

  • Bismarck: $126,000
  • Grand Forks, ND-MN: $109,040
  • Fargo, ND-MN: $108,600
  • West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area: $97,030

Ohio 

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Ohio’s attorneys averaged a yearly mean salary of $124,160. Lawyers working across Ohio in the following cities earned:

  • Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN: $138,180
  • Cleveland-Elyria: $137,520
  • Akron: $125,740
  • Toledo: $120,460
  • Canton-Massillon: $117,380
  • Columbus: $115,490
  • Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA: $109,210
  • Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area: $107,430
  • Dayton: $106,290
  • West Northwestern Ohio nonmetro area: $96,830
  • Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area: $84,460
  • North Northeastern Ohio nonmetro area: $79,570
  • Mansfield: $73,320
  • Lima: $67,600

Oklahoma 

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Lawyers employed in Oklahoma earned an annual mean wage of $116,270. Those working in the following Ohio cities made:

  • Tulsa: $131,930
  • Oklahoma City: $117,970
  • Southwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area: $96,320
  • Southeast Oklahoma nonmetro area: $85,650
  • Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area: $81,390
  • Lawton: $77,730
  • Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area: $71,800
  • Enid: $69,100

Oregon 

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Oregon’s attorneys brought home an annual mean salary of $116,870. Lawyers working in these Oregon cities earned:

  • Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA: $123,750
  • Salem: $123,480
  • Medford: $105,880
  • Corvallis: $103,920
  • Eugene: $103,540
  • Bend-Redmond: $97,410
  • Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area: $89,470
  • Albany: $86,180
  • Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area: $85,260
  • Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area: $84,300
  • Grants Pass: $70,500

Pennsylvania 

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Attorneys employed in Pennsylvania averaged a yearly mean wage of $142,890. Lawyers employed in Pennsylvania’s cities earned:

  • Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA-NJ-DE-MD: $156,870
  • Pittsburgh: $137,800
  • Northern Pennsylvania nonmetro area: $127,910
  • Erie: $125,700
  • York-Hanover: $122,370
  • Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ: $115,770
  • Harrisburg-Carlisle: $112,840
  • Williamsport: $105,860
  • Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area: $103,840
  • Altoona: $103,820
  • State College: $101,790
  • Gettysburg: $92,890
  • Scranton–Wilkes-Barre—Hazleton: $89,490
  • Lancaster: $82,800
  • East Stroudsburg: $82,770
  • Johnstown: $82,210
  • Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area: $79,590
  • Lebanon: $67,190

Rhode Island 

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Rhode Island’s attorneys earned a yearly mean salary of $124,600. Those working in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area earned an annual mean wage of $120,580.

South Carolina 

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Lawyers employed in South Carolina earned an annual mean wage of $111,090. Working in the following South Carolina cities netted attorneys the below-listed wages:

  • Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin: $124,950
  • Columbia: $120,210
  • Spartanburg: $115,360
  • Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort: $106,630
  • Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach: $106,490
  • Lower Savannah nonmetropolitan area: $104,930
  • Northeast nonmetropolitan area: $103,580
  • Charleston-North Charleston: $100,840
  • Florence: $87,330
  • Sumter: $82,060
  • Upper Savannah nonmetropolitan area: $50,730

South Dakota 

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South Dakota’s attorneys averaged a yearly mean wage of $112,810. Those employed in the following metropolitan areas of the state earned:

  • Sioux Falls: $151,540
  • Rapid City: $92,720
  • West nonmetropolitan area: $83,400
  • East nonmetropolitan area: $80,580

Tennessee 

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Lawyers employed in Tennessee brought home a yearly mean salary of $124,370. Attorneys working in these Tennessee cities earned:

  • Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro—Franklin: $129,740
  • Jackson: $124,240
  • North Central nonmetropolitan area: $118,780
  • Knoxville: $118,590
  • Johnson City: $116,360
  • South Central nonmetropolitan area: $111,170
  • Memphis, TN-MS-AR: $109,480
  • Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA: $107,580
  • East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area: $105,150
  • West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area: $103,550
  • Morristown: $87,040
  • Clarksville, TN-KY: $74,130

Texas 

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Texans working as attorneys earned an annual mean wage of $144,110. Around the state of Texas, attorneys garnered the following wages:

  • Beaumont-Port Arthur: $166,850
  • Midland:                                                 $156,230
  • Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land: $155,520
  • Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington: $151,100
  • West Texas Region nonmetropolitan area: $146,440
  • Austin-Round Rock: $138,990
  • San Angelo: $137,980
  • Sherman-Denison: $132,040
  • Longview: $131,690
  • San Antonio-New Braunfels: $128,280
  • Odessa: $127,330
  • Tyler: $126,240
  • Lubbock: $125,690
  • El Paso: $124,900
  • Waco: $121,300
  • Abilene: $117,940
  • College Station-Bryan: $117,070
  • Amarillo: $114,670
  • Killeen-Temple: $110,860
  • Laredo: $110,220
  • North Texas Region nonmetropolitan area: $107,620
  • Border Region nonmetropolitan area: $99,930
  • Coastal Plains Region nonmetropolitan area: $97,360
  • Wichita Falls: $94,720
  • McAllen-Edinburg-Mission: $93,600
  • Big Thicket Region nonmetropolitan area: $88,990
  • Brownsville-Harlingen: $86,600
  • Texarkana, TX-AR: $85,850
  • Hill Country Region nonmetropolitan area: $78,760

Utah 

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Utah’s lawyers earned an annual mean salary of $134,770 as of May 2019. Cities in Utah paid their lawyers the following salaries:

  • Provo-Orem: $152,040
  • Salt Lake City: $142,790
  • George: $121,550
  • Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area: $103,650
  • Ogden-Clearfield: $80,680
  • Central Utah nonmetropolitan area: $80,380

Vermont 

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Lawyers working in Vermont earned an annual mean wage of $104,790. Those working in the following parts of Vermont earned:

  • Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area: $125,260
  • Burlington-South Burlington: $101,790
  • Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area: $90,860

Virginia 

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Attorneys employed in Virginia brought home an annual mean wage of $102,040. Lawyers working in Virginia’s cities earned:

  • Richmond: $144,400
  • Harrisonburg: $131,430
  • Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC: $126,010
  • Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford: $115,570
  • Roanoke: $102,030
  • Lynchburg:                                                 $100,760
  • Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area: $99,450
  • Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area: $98,670
  • Winchester, VA-WV: $95,490
  • Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area: $86,750
  • Staunton-Waynesboro: $81,410

Washington 

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Lawyers in Washington state earned a yearly mean salary of $129,550. Attorneys working in these metropolitan areas of Washington accrued:

  • Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue: $138,490
  • Olympia-Tumwater: $110,260
  • Yakima: $109,790
  • Wenatchee: $106,670
  • Kennewick-Richland: $105,050
  • Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area: $101,750
  • Walla Walla: $99,940
  • Spokane-Spokane Valley: $97,980
  • Bremerton-Silverdale: $95,690
  • Western Washington nonmetropolitan area: $93,530
  • Bellingham: $92,840
  • Longview: $92,240
  • Mount Vernon-Anacortes: $91,150

West Virginia 

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West Virginia’s lawyers garnered an annual mean wage of $102,040. Those working in the following parts of West Virginia earned:

  • Morgantown: $129,600
  • Wheeling, WV-OH: $115,850
  • Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area: $114,920
  • Beckley: $107,590
  • Parkersburg-Vienna: $103,140
  • Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH: $99,490
  • Charleston: $97,450
  • Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH: $77,940
  • Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area: $64,670

Wisconsin 

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Lawyers working in Wisconsin earned a yearly mean wage of $129,440. Attorneys working in these cities in Wisconsin brought home:

  • Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis: $146,710
  • Wausau: $128,910
  • Madison: $120,700
  • Racine: $113,470
  • Green Bay: $112,720
  • Fond du Lac: $108,160
  • Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area: $108,020
  • Sheboygan: $106,990
  • Oshkosh-Neenah: $99,390
  • Northwestern nonmetropolitan area: $98,880
  • Janesville-Beloit: $96,160
  • Eau Claire: $94,990
  • La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN: $86,930
  • South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area: $79,540

Wyoming 

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Wyoming’s lawyers earned an annual mean wage of $100,090 as of May 2019. Working in these cities garnered Wyoming attorneys the following salaries:

  • Casper: $103,880
  • Cheyenne: $101,590
  • Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area: $99,990
  • Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area: $96,610

 

Sources

DePietro, Andrew. “Here’s How Much Money Lawyers Make in Every State.” Forbes. 18 November 2019. Accessed 13 January 2021 at https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewdepietro/2019/11/18/lawyer-salary-state/?sh=676949d879a1.

“Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019: 23-1011: Lawyers.” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Accessed 13 January 2021 at https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes231011.htm.

 

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