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

January 2013

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

State PERCENTILE: 90% of Reported Salaries
Fell in the Range:
Mean Salary # of Salaries
Reported
25th Median 75th
AK $45,000 $48,950 $57,000 $36,000 - 72,000 $51,045 56
AL 43,000 57,000 75,000 25,200 - 105,000 61,836 194
AR 44,000 50,000 65,000 35,000 - 75,000 52,806 79
AZ 52,000 58,000 75,000 34,800 - 120,000 65,757 212
CA 60,000 80,000 160,000 40,000 - 160,000 97,858 1,940
CO 48,000 52,000 74,924 38,000 - 125,000 65,829 336
CT 53,600 63,271 89,700 40,000 - 130,000 73,124 198
DC 60,274 80,000 160,000 45,000 - 160,000 102,684 1,166
DE 48,748 61,123 145,000 46,000 - 160,000 86,791 92
FL 41,000 50,000 70,000 36,500 - 115,000 58,889 1,129
GA 50,000 60,000 85,000 38,000 - 135,000 71,267 508
HI 50,000 53,000 60,000 30,000 - 83,000 55,267 89
IA 44,000 50,000 57,408 31,200 - 85,000 52,792 119
ID 45,335 50,000 55,500 36,000 - 70,000 50,450 44
IL 46,000 62,000 120,000 30,000 - 160,000 80,622 1,026
IN 45,000 57,669 80,000 32,000 - 100,000 62,714 192
KS 41,250 48,000 57,250 25,000 - 73,000 49,899 116
KY 35,000 45,000 59,000 26,000 - 96,000 49,911 191
LA 43,000 55,000 70,000 30,000 - 100,000 58,779 310
MA 45,000 62,758 145,000 37,500 - 160,000 86,730 588
MD 42,000 50,000 62,467 35,680 - 120,500 57,036 420
ME 40,000 42,588 60,000 31,200 - 78,000 50,098 54
MI 42,000 54,000 72,600 31,000 - 110,000 61,876 323
MN 45,000 55,000 80,000 35,000 - 120,000 65,364 354
MO 43,000 52,500 75,000 34,000 - 115,000 62,540 217
MS 40,500 53,000 65,000 30,000 - 104,000 57,078 58
MT 42,000 48,000 55,000 37,000 - 60,000 49,093 64
NC 44,900 55,000 70,000 35,000 - 135,000 64,884 271
ND 45,000 51,768 56,574 24,000 - 70,000 51,172 44
NE 43,500 50,500 62,200 36,500 - 85,000 54,964 100
NH 45,800 51,812 64,000 36,400 - 100,000 57,524 36
NJ 43,437 44,000 57,000 42,000 - 135,000 57,047 593
NM 42,000 52,000 60,000 25,000 - 75,000 51,936 99
NV 57,407 62,000 75,000 48,000 - 110,000 68,090 155
NY 60,000 124,900 160,000 40,000 - 160,000 109,687 2,572
OH 45,000 58,958 80,000 30,970 - 120,000 67,543 480
OK 42,500 55,000 72,800 34,000 - 100,000 60,443 235
OR 44,304 57,804 70,000 31,464 - 110,000 60,390 114
PA 45,000 58,519 85,000 32,000 - 140,000 69,288 640
PR 53,831 51,517 8
RI 45,000 49,429 55,000 35,000 - 75,000 50,739 54
SC 39,160 46,598 57,408 30,686 - 100,000 52,163 173
SD 42,000 50,000 60,000 36,000 - 87,000 53,573 15
TN 45,000 55,000 70,000 31,325 - 108,000 59,772 202
TX 55,000 70,000 120,000 40,000 - 160,000 86,375 1,145
UT 50,000 60,000 88,000 35,000 - 120,000 69,834 139
VA 50,000 60,000 80,000 36,000 - 140,000 70,543 536
VI 54,517 60,002 8
VT 40,000 44,017 52,500 30,000 - 64,500 46,574 32
WA 48,000 59,000 80,000 39,000 - 125,000 68,987 280
WI 45,000 51,000 70,000 35,000 - 125,000 64,913 223
WV 50,000 61,000 72,000 41,500 - 83,000 62,068 102
WY 48,000 50,000 55,000 40,000 - 75,000 51,588 34

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

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