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Lawyer Salary Information in Arkansas

The average annual and hourly salaries for lawyers in the state of Arkansas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of lawyers among Arkansas 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 Arkansas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,300
25th Percentile Wage
$60,550
50th Percentile Wage
$84,280
75th Percentile Wage
$117,090
90th Percentile Wage
$169,950

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers in Arkansas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $169,950. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $84,280. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,300.

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
$84,280
0.24% 11.60%
2016
$84,080
-2.89% -
2015
$86,510
2.08% -
2014
$84,710
-2.76% -
2013
$87,050
14.42% -
2012
$74,500
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Lawyers in Arkansas Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of lawyers in some Arkansas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of lawyers in state of Arkansas ranges from $36,600 to $107,270. The highest paying area for lawyers in Arkansas is East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $107,270. The second highest paying city/area in Arkansas State is Hot Springs (mean annual salary $86,280). The lowest paying area is West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $36,600.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$107,270
Hot Springs
$86,280
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway
$85,040
Jonesboro
$69,860
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$69,470
Pine Bluff
$61,480
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$53,220
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$36,600




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