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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 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$47,550
25th Percentile Wage
$67,860
50th Percentile Wage
$101,470
75th Percentile Wage
$150,830
90th Percentile Wage
$187,150

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 $187,150. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $101,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $47,550.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22.86
25th Percentile Wage
$32.63
50th Percentile Wage
$48.78
75th Percentile Wage
$72.51
90th Percentile Wage
$89.97

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for lawyers in Alabama in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $89.97. The median hourly salary is $48.78. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22.86.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of lawyers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016101,4701.59%5.92%
201599,8605.13%-
201494,7403.45%-
201391,470-4.36%-
201295,460--

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 $54,070 to $116,880. The highest paying area for lawyers in Alabama is Birmingham-Hoover with a median annual salary of $116,880. The second highest paying city/area in Alabama State is Mobile (mean annual salary $113,010). The lowest paying area is Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $54,070.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Birmingham-Hoover
$116,880
Mobile
$113,010
Gadsden
$105,670
Montgomery
$105,530
Huntsville
$104,940
Dothan
$97,240
Florence-Muscle Shoals
$78,400
Decatur
$71,710
Auburn-Opelika
$68,330
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$65,400
Tuscaloosa
$63,220
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$61,180
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$58,880
Anniston-Oxford
$56,550
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$54,070


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