Lawyer earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Lawyer salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Hawaii $99,880
Louisiana $99,490
Iowa $98,870
Nebraska $98,870
West Virginia $98,870
New Hampshire $98,820
North Dakota $95,840
South Carolina $95,400
Oklahoma $94,250
Kansas $91,090
New Mexico $90,000
Kentucky $82,150
South Dakota $81,240
Idaho $80,860
Arkansas $80,750
Montana $80,750
Mississippi $80,650
Maine $80,450
Vermont $78,480
Wyoming $77,010
Puerto Rico $58,660
District of Columbia $172,490
New York $164,180
California $162,700
Massachusetts $153,570
Rhode Island $151,300
Delaware $137,890
New Jersey $132,660
Connecticut $132,300
Virginia $131,520
Texas $131,150
Illinois $129,090
Nevada $128,370
Oregon $128,000
Washington $127,660
Colorado $126,990
Maryland $126,360
Minnesota $124,560
Pennsylvania $121,060
Virgin Islands, U.S. $116,840
Wisconsin $115,340
Alabama $110,730
North Carolina $105,140
Utah $104,100
Georgia $103,750
Missouri $103,750
Alaska $103,680
Guam $103,010
Arizona $102,390
Ohio $102,290
Tennessee $101,270
Michigan $101,190
Indiana $101,110
Florida $100,420

How do lawyer salaries compare to similar careers?

Lawyers earn about the same as related careers in Puerto Rico. On average, they make less than hearing officers but more than sheriffs.

Career Median Salary
Hearing officer salary $65K
Customs inspector salary $89K
Detective salary $89K
Special agent salary $89K
Compliance manager salary $62K
Lawyer salary $59K
Coroner salary $39K
Paralegal salary $37K
Police officer salary $46K
Sheriff salary $46K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)