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Lawyer Salary Information in Alabama

The average annual and hourly salaries for lawyers in the state of Alabama are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of lawyers among Alabama metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Lawyers in Alabama

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$47,860
25th Percentile Wage
$68,190
50th Percentile Wage
$101,010
75th Percentile Wage
$150,430
90th Percentile Wage
$204,720

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers in Alabama in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $204,720. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $101,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $47,860.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of lawyers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$101,010
-0.46% 5.49%
2016
$101,470
1.59% -
2015
$99,860
5.13% -
2014
$94,740
3.45% -
2013
$91,470
-4.36% -
2012
$95,460
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Lawyers in Alabama Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of lawyers in some Alabama cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of lawyers in state of Alabama ranges from $55,060 to $114,060. The highest paying area for lawyers in Alabama is Montgomery with a median annual salary of $114,060. The second highest paying city/area in Alabama State is Birmingham-Hoover (mean annual salary $112,220). The lowest paying area is Anniston-Oxford with a median annual salary of $55,060.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Montgomery
$114,060
Birmingham-Hoover
$112,220
Huntsville
$109,350
Mobile
$106,570
Dothan
$100,200
Gadsden
$92,920
Florence-Muscle Shoals
$78,400
Auburn-Opelika
$75,240
Decatur
$73,500
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$66,880
Tuscaloosa
$64,140
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$61,010
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$58,740
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$55,230
Anniston-Oxford
$55,060




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