Reported Salaries by State for Full-Time Jobs in Private Practice Taken by the Class of 2011

January 2013

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Reported Salaries by State for Full-Time Jobs in Private Practice
Reported Salaries by State for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 2-10 Lawyers
Reported Salaries by State for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 11-25 Lawyers
Reported Salaries by State for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 26-50 Lawyers
Reported Salaries by State for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 51-100 Lawyers
Reported Salaries by State for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 101-250 Lawyers
Reported Salaries by State for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 251+ Lawyers


Reported Salaries by State for Full-Time Jobs in Private Practice Taken by the Class of 2011

State PERCENTILE: 90% of Reported Salaries
Fell in the Range:
Mean Salary # of Salaries
Reported
25th Median 75th
AL $45,000 $65,000 $105,000 $28,000 - 110,000 $69,397 120
AR 45,000 50,000 65,000 35,000 - 70,000 53,324 43
AZ 56,500 75,000 110,000 35,000 - 125,000 79,044 88
CA 70,000 115,000 160,000 42,500 - 160,000 112,678 1,337
CO 50,000 70,000 110,000 40,000 - 160,000 81,728 127
CT 57,500 79,000 107,500 40,000 - 125,000 80,600 76
DC 145,000 160,000 160,000 70,000 - 160,000 146,948 545
DE 95,000 145,000 145,000 60,000 - 160,000 123,068 44
FL 50,000 60,000 76,000 35,500 - 125,000 68,025 621
GA 50,000 65,000 115,000 40,000 - 135,000 79,056 294
HI 50,000 60,000 80,000 30,000 - 85,000 62,463 27
IA 45,000 50,000 62,500 35,000 - 85,000 55,437 71
ID 44,000 50,000 50,000 40,000 - 90,000 51,464 14
IL 50,000 72,000 160,000 35,000 - 160,000 92,870 668
IN 50,000 70,000 96,000 33,000 - 105,000 69,661 101
KS 40,800 50,000 60,000 25,000 - 100,000 51,939 56
KY 40,000 50,000 72,500 28,500 - 100,000 57,053 72
LA 50,000 70,000 94,750 35,000 - 100,000 71,355 144
MA 60,000 145,000 160,000 40,000 - 160,000 115,779 297
MD 50,000 58,300 78,750 33,500 - 145,000 70,280 100
ME 40,000 51,000 70,000 36,000 - 80,000 56,786 22
MI 45,000 60,000 100,000 31,000 - 110,000 68,855 155
MN 45,750 65,000 110,000 35,000 - 120,000 76,635 164
MO 48,000 65,000 105,000 35,000 - 115,000 72,483 121
MS 35,500 62,500 100,000 25,000 - 105,000 66,250 24
MT 45,000 50,000 55,000 39,000 - 90,000 52,123 35
NC 48,000 65,000 100,000 35,000 - 145,000 74,191 135
ND 45,000 50,000 52,000 36,000 - 61,000 48,210 21
NE 46,250 56,750 70,000 40,000 - 85,000 59,163 52
NH 50,000 60,000 79,500 36,000 - 85,000 62,033 12
NJ 52,000 78,500 135,000 31,000 - 150,000 89,890 120
NM 51,500 60,000 70,000 25,000 - 80,000 58,653 35
NV 60,000 75,000 86,000 44,200 - 115,000 76,465 78
NY 90,000 160,000 160,000 45,000 - 160,000 131,979 1,748
OH 50,000 75,000 100,000 30,000 - 145,000 75,550 256
OK 45,000 54,500 75,000 31,000 - 100,000 60,065 134
OR 50,000 65,000 96,000 33,000 - 110,000 68,525 48
PA 50,000 72,000 125,000 32,000 - 145,000 85,525 307
RI 42,800 48,000 52,000 35,000 - 80,000 48,523 13
SC 40,000 55,000 75,000 28,080 - 110,000 60,282 73
TN 50,000 65,000 85,000 30,000 - 110,000 67,715 99
TX 60,000 85,000 160,000 40,000 - 160,000 100,535 720
UT 60,000 71,000 100,000 42,000 - 130,000 78,949 78
VA 50,000 70,000 115,000 36,000 - 160,000 84,337 178
VT 42,500 52,500 59,000 35,000 - 70,000 51,458 12
WA 52,000 75,000 120,000 40,000 - 160,000 85,175 122
WI 45,000 55,000 110,000 35,000 - 130,000 69,950 119
WV 60,000 72,000 75,000 43,776 - 85,000 67,262 64
WY 42,000 50,000 55,000 40,000 - 66,000 50,067 15

Note: Average and median salaries shown in this table are based on reported salaries only. No adjustments have been made for missing salaries. Thus, upward bias in these figures can be expected to varying degrees. Only medians and means are shown if fewer than ten salaries were reported.
Source: NALP Employment Report and Salary Survey for the Class of 2011


Reported Salaries by State for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 2-10 Lawyers
Taken by the Class of 2011

State PERCENTILE: 90% of Reported Salaries
Fell in the Range:
Mean Salary # of Salaries
Reported
25th Median 75th
AL $7,000 $45,000 $51,250 $20,800 - 72,000 $45,531 52
AR 42,500 50,000 54,000 35,000 - 70,000 49,271 24
AZ 50,000 60,000 75,000 30,000 - 100,000 60,457 39
CA 50,000 60,000 70,000 35,360 - 100,000 62,472 318
CO 43,000 50,000 63,000 40,000 - 75,000 53,560 50
CT 45,000 52,000 63,500 36,000 - 80,000 54,819 32
DC 53,500 64,250 80,000 38,000 - 100,000 69,204 28
DE 80,000 93,750 6
FL 42,000 50,000 60,000 30,000 - 80,000 53,203 277
GA 48,000 51,750 63,000 35,000 - 85,000 55,897 126
HI 36,000 52,500 60,000 24,000 - 83,000 50,808 13
IA 40,000 50,000 51,900 31,200 - 60,000 47,629 43
ID 50,000 47,111 9
IL 40,000 50,000 55,000 26,000 - 75,000 49,111 230
IN 40,000 50,000 54,000 30,000 - 65,000 47,079 42
KS 40,000 45,000 50,000 24,000 - 63,000 44,091 34
KY 33,750 40,000 50,000 21,000 - 96,000 44,225 37
LA 45,000 52,000 63,000 30,000 - 90,000 55,202 65
MA 41,600 48,000 55,000 35,000 - 100,000 52,517 69
MD 45,000 50,000 54,000 30,000 - 70,000 50,189 53
ME 40,000 40,000 50,000 31,200 - 52,000 42,973 11
MI 40,000 45,000 53,000 30,000 - 68,000 46,272 59
MN 40,000 50,000 60,000 35,000 - 90,000 50,886 77
MO 40,000 46,250 54,000 32,000 - 62,000 46,952 42
MS 30,000 36,000 60,000 20,000 - 75,000 42,182 11
MT 42,000 48,000 51,000 39,000 - 90,000 50,992 26
NC 40,000 50,000 55,000 30,000 - 72,000 49,098 64
ND 40,000 45,000 51,000 24,000 - 55,000 44,757 14
NE 40,000 45,000 50,000 40,000 - 60,000 46,167 21
NH 50,000 53,200 7
NJ 36,750 50,000 55,000 25,000 - 75,000 49,848 44
NM 35,360 52,000 60,000 25,000 - 120,000 52,308 19
NV 52,000 65,000 75,000 31,200 - 100,000 65,432 38
NY 45,000 50,000 60,000 31,200 - 85,000 54,415 213
OH 36,000 45,000 54,000 25,000 - 85,000 48,897 91
OK 40,000 48,000 53,000 30,000 - 90,000 49,109 70
OR 40,000 56,000 65,000 24,000 - 80,000 54,360 25
PA 36,000 45,000 55,000 29,000 - 70,000 47,625 87
RI 48,000 45,556 9
SC 35,000 40,000 50,000 25,000 - 65,000 44,517 35
TN 40,000 50,000 65,000 30,000 - 85,000 52,631 42
TX 45,900 55,000 70,000 36,000 - 100,000 60,645 259
UT 50,000 60,000 70,000 37,000 - 100,000 62,429 42
VA 42,000 52,000 65,000 30,960 - 105,000 55,948 77
VT 45,000 45,833 6
WA 45,000 50,000 60,000 30,000 - 75,000 52,106 51
WI 40,000 45,000 50,000 31,000 - 75,000 47,098 56
WV 40,000 45,000 65,000 35,000 - 90,000 53,455 11
WY 42,000 50,000 52,000 40,000 - 66,000 48,846 13

Note: Figures are based on salaries reported for full-time jobs lasting at least a year. States with fewer than five salaries reported are not included in this table. Only medians and means are shown if fewer than ten salaries were reported.
Source: NALP Employment Report and Salary Survey for the Class of 2011


Reported Salaries by State for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 11-25 Lawyers
Taken by the Class of 2011

State PERCENTILE: 90% of Reported Salaries
Fell in the Range:
Mean Salary # of Salaries
Reported
25th Median 75th
AL $55,000 $65,000 $75,000 $48,000 - 85,000 $64,091 11
AR 48,250 50,000 65,000 37,440 - 72,000 53,745 12
AZ 55,000 62,000 85,000 24,960 - 95,000 64,771 15
CA 65,000 72,500 88,500 41,600 - 115,000 76,639 140
CO 50,000 65,000 80,000 35,000 - 120,000 67,316 19
CT 70,000 77,833 6
DC 62,500 78,500 100,000 40,000 - 120,000 80,607 14
FL 50,000 64,000 70,000 40,000 - 90,000 62,347 108
GA 52,500 60,000 75,000 40,000 - 130,000 65,984 37
HI 78,500 75,833 6
IA 45,000 55,000 60,000 42,500 - 75,000 55,423 13
IL 46,000 55,000 70,000 36,000 - 85,000 59,013 78
IN 60,000 70,000 80,000 52,000 - 100,000 71,955 11
KS 59,000 56,500 8
KY 47,500 49,250 55,500 40,000 - 75,000 52,656 16
LA 60,000 70,000 95,000 34,560 - 102,000 72,299 27
MA 45,000 56,500 70,000 32,000 - 72,500 55,341 22
MD 50,000 70,000 75,000 35,000 - 120,000 68,891 15
MI 35,000 45,000 55,000 26,000 - 120,000 48,971 17
MN 46,500 55,000 86,000 40,000 - 120,000 68,933 15
MO 45,000 60,000 70,000 43,000 - 90,000 60,474 19
NC 55,000 70,000 70,000 42,000 - 150,000 70,853 17
NE 48,000 56,000 60,000 47,500 - 69,000 55,857 14
NJ 55,000 61,250 90,000 40,000 - 150,000 72,000 14
NM 58,000 60,333 6
NV 70,000 86,000 95,000 60,000 - 110,000 84,385 13
NY 50,000 60,000 75,000 40,000 - 120,000 66,908 90
OH 50,000 52,000 62,000 45,000 - 100,000 59,292 13
OK 54,000 55,000 70,000 42,500 - 100,000 61,108 37
OR 58,500 58,786 7
PA 45,000 60,000 65,000 40,000 - 125,000 61,753 34
SC 50,000 60,000 63,000 25,000 - 120,000 59,857 14
TN 50,000 55,000 70,000 30,000 - 100,000 58,000 22
TX 65,000 80,000 95,000 45,000 - 145,000 84,259 106
UT 63,000 80,000 105,000 55,000 - 125,000 85,571 14
VA 50,000 65,000 102,500 40,000 - 145,000 83,036 28
WA 75,000 71,750 8
WI 45,000 50,000 55,000 30,000 - 125,000 53,969 16
WV 68,000 71,625 8

Note: Figures are based on salaries reported for full-time jobs lasting at least a year. States with fewer than five salaries reported are not included in this table. Only medians and means are shown if fewer than ten salaries were reported.
Source: NALP Employment Report and Salary Survey for the Class of 2011


Reported Salaries by State for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 26-50 Lawyers
Taken by the Class of 2011

State PERCENTILE: 90% of Reported Salaries
Fell in the Range:
Mean Salary # of Salaries
Reported
25th Median 75th
AZ $72,500 $74,417 6
CA $65,000 75,000 $85,000 $41,600 - 145,000 78,327 83
CO 73,000 87,500 120,000 40,000 - 120,000 89,194 18
CT 79,000 91,550 8
DC 92,500 107,500 130,000 57,500 - 160,000 109,125 12
DE 72,500 86,500 5
FL 60,000 65,000 75,000 48,000 - 100,000 69,610 50
GA 60,000 82,500 110,000 40,000 - 125,000 83,867 30
IA 72,000 70,313 8
IL 50,000 70,000 82,250 45,000 - 160,000 73,894 52
IN 76,000 76,143 7
KS 51,000 57,750 72,000 40,000 - 72,500 60,050 10
LA 75,000 86,750 92,000 68,000 - 100,000 83,773 22
MA 62,500 80,000 130,000 40,000 - 155,000 91,343 23
MD 65,000 69,443 7
MI 65,000 66,000 9
MN 80,000 79,278 9
MO 70,000 66,111 9
NC 67,000 70,000 75,000 50,000 - 115,000 75,700 10
NM 65,500 65,833 6
NV 80,000 80,400 85,000 60,000 - 105,000 82,662 21
NY 55,000 70,000 90,000 40,000 - 145,000 80,544 94
OH 60,000 66,000 90,000 50,000 - 96,000 71,909 22
OK 55,000 66,429 7
OR 100,000 92,671 7
PA 55,000 63,750 83,500 50,000 - 120,000 71,581 26
SC 83,250 77,417 6
TN 65,000 71,800 5
TX 75,000 84,000 100,000 36,000 - 160,000 88,448 59
VA 70,000 84,000 90,000 55,000 - 152,500 86,650 20
WA 65,000 75,000 92,000 45,000 - 100,000 77,118 17
WI 58,000 64,250 8
WV 60,000 60,556 9

Note: Figures are based on salaries reported for full-time jobs lasting at least a year. States with fewer than five salaries reported are not included in this table. Only medians and means are shown if fewer than ten salaries were reported.
Source: NALP Employment Report and Salary Survey for the Class of 2011


Reported Salaries by State for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 51-100 Lawyers
Taken by the Class of 2011

State PERCENTILE: 90% of Reported Salaries
Fell in the Range:
Mean Salary # of Salaries
Reported
25th Median 75th
AL $50,000 $70,000 $100,000 $45,000 - 105,000 $73,231 13
CA 70,000 85,000 110,000 55,000 - 160,000 95,449 94
CT 83,000 96,000 105,000 83,000 - 115,000 97,273 11
DC 125,000 145,000 160,000 95,000 - 160,000 136,532 31
DE 110,000 145,000 145,000 60,000 - 145,000 126,000 10
FL 60,000 70,000 92,000 42,500 - 105,000 74,539 51
GA 82,500 90,000 109,000 50,000 - 135,000 93,938 16
IA 85,000 85,000 6
IL 75,000 120,000 145,000 42,000 - 160,000 110,472 57
LA 92,500 91,375 8
MA 80,000 92,500 155,000 52,500 - 200,000 117,750 14
MD 70,000 73,571 7
MI 60,000 80,000 97,500 48,000 - 107,500 77,450 20
MN 87,500 105,900 120,000 55,000 - 120,000 98,800 13
MO 57,000 67,400 5
NC 67,000 72,000 115,000 48,000 - 115,000 80,045 11
NE 80,000 77,571 7
NJ 95,000 120,000 135,000 62,000 - 150,000 113,033 15
NY 65,000 75,000 115,000 55,000 - 160,000 93,129 66
OH 55,000 71,000 95,000 41,000 - 115,000 76,659 22
OK 100,000 90,625 8
PA 65,000 68,500 100,000 55,000 - 135,000 81,396 24
SC 65,000 66,667 6
TN 80,000 77,111 9
TX 85,000 108,000 125,000 55,000 - 165,000 105,525 51
UT 100,000 105,000 8
VA 85,000 105,000 135,000 62,000 - 165,000 112,176 17
WA 110,000 109,000 5
WI 92,000 96,400 5
WV 72,000 72,000 72,000 52,000 - 75,000 70,364 11

Note: Figures are based on salaries reported for full-time jobs lasting at least a year. States with fewer than five salaries reported are not included in this table. Only medians and means are shown if fewer than ten salaries were reported.
Source: NALP Employment Report and Salary Survey for the Class of 2011


Reported Salaries by State for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 101-250 Lawyers
Taken by the Class of 2011

State PERCENTILE: 90% of Reported Salaries
Fell in the Range:
Mean Salary # of Salaries
Reported
25th Median 75th
AL $105,000 $105,000 $105,000 $70,000 - 110,000 $99,286 21
AZ 115,000 115,000 8
CA 100,000 145,000 160,000 78,000 - 160,000 130,225 102
CO 110,000 112,500 115,000 110,000 - 115,000 112,500 10
CT 105,000 110,000 110,000 97,000 - 125,000 108,231 13
DC 132,500 152,500 160,000 65,000 - 160,000 141,617 36
DE 145,000 145,000 145,000 105,000 - 145,000 142,143 14
FL 67,500 75,000 95,000 50,000 - 125,000 81,395 62
GA 104,000 115,000 125,000 70,000 - 160,000 111,118 17
IL 86,250 137,500 160,000 55,000 - 160,000 123,125 64
IN 81,250 90,000 100,000 47,000 - 105,000 87,031 16
KY 85,000 95,000 97,000 78,000 - 105,000 92,700 10
LA 98,000 97,286 7
MA 145,000 160,000 160,000 100,000 - 160,000 149,865 37
MD 125,000 118,000 5
MI 100,000 100,000 105,000 50,000 - 110,000 96,419 31
MN 100,000 110,000 110,000 90,000 - 125,000 108,313 16
MO 75,000 85,000 102,000 75,000 - 120,000 89,273 11
NC 124,000 101,800 5
NJ 125,000 132,500 135,000 110,000 - 160,000 131,667 12
NY 100,000 160,000 160,000 81,000 - 165,000 134,447 113
OH 90,000 100,000 105,000 36,000 - 120,000 97,200 35
OK 100,000 100,000 100,000 65,000 - 100,000 96,667 12
PA 90,000 100,000 115,000 65,000 - 120,000 100,146 39
SC 85,000 83,000 5
TN 98,500 100,000 108,000 82,800 - 110,000 100,715 13
TX 120,000 130,000 150,000 85,000 - 165,000 128,961 38
UT 100,000 104,800 5
VA 107,000 129,000 140,000 95,000 - 140,000 123,083 12
WA 120,000 118,333 9
WI 112,500 115,000 115,000 74,000 - 115,000 108,833 24
WV 72,000 75,000 75,000 65,000 - 87,000 74,235 17

Note: Figures are based on salaries reported for full-time jobs lasting at least a year. States with fewer than five salaries reported are not included in this table. Only medians and means are shown if fewer than ten salaries were reported.
Source: NALP Employment Report and Salary Survey for the Class of 2011


Reported Salaries by State for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 251+ Lawyers
Taken by the Class of 2011

State PERCENTILE: 90% of Reported Salaries
Fell in the Range:
Mean Salary # of Salaries
Reported
25th Median 75th
AL $97,500 $105,000 $105,000 $72,500 - 110,000 $100,400 20
AZ 110,000 115,000 125,000 82,000 - 125,000 114,706 17
CA 160,000 160,000 160,000 110,000 - 160,000 153,664 591
CO 110,000 130,000 160,000 100,000 - 160,000 131,231 26
CT 115,000 115,833 6
DC 160,000 160,000 160,000 140,000 - 160,000 156,790 423
DE 160,000 147,857 7
FL 105,000 125,000 135,000 80,000 - 160,000 122,500 66
GA 85,000 135,000 135,000 50,000 - 150,000 115,441 68
IL 160,000 160,000 160,000 100,000 - 160,000 151,573 185
IN 100,000 100,000 100,000 80,000 - 106,000 96,696 23
LA 95,000 95,000 100,000 90,000 - 132,000 98,667 15
MA 160,000 160,000 160,000 100,000 - 160,000 153,415 132
MD 135,000 145,000 145,000 47,500 - 160,000 134,115 13
MI 100,000 105,000 110,000 58,000 - 130,000 104,105 19
MN 110,000 110,000 110,000 90,000 - 160,000 114,265 34
MO 105,000 110,000 115,000 95,000 - 125,000 108,338 34
MS 100,000 102,500 6
NC 120,000 130,000 145,000 100,000 - 160,000 130,385 26
NE 85,000 85,000 5
NJ 130,000 140,000 140,000 115,000 - 160,000 135,690 29
NY 160,000 160,000 160,000 145,000 - 160,000 157,429 1,168
OH 75,000 104,500 120,000 75,000 - 145,000 102,819 72
PA 125,000 130,000 145,000 60,000 - 148,000 126,732 97
SC 100,000 103,571 7
TN 107,500 106,875 8
TX 160,000 160,000 160,000 130,000 - 160,000 156,289 206
UT 110,000 115,833 6
VA 130,000 145,000 160,000 90,000 - 160,000 139,739 23
WA 120,000 125,000 144,500 120,000 - 160,000 132,469 32
WI 110,000 127,500 130,000 70,000 - 160,000 121,500 10
WV 77,500 70,347 8

Note: Figures are based on salaries reported for full-time jobs lasting at least a year. States with fewer than five salaries reported are not included in this table. Only medians and means are shown if fewer than ten salaries were reported.
Source: NALP Employment Report and Salary Survey for the Class of 2011

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