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Lawyer Salary Information in Connecticut

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$73,040
25th Percentile Wage
$94,310
50th Percentile Wage
$125,690
75th Percentile Wage
$182,410
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers in Connecticut in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $182,410. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $125,690. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $73,040.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35.11
25th Percentile Wage
$45.34
50th Percentile Wage
$60.43
75th Percentile Wage
$87.70
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for lawyers in Connecticut in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage is $87.70. The median hourly salary is $60.43. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35.11.

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
2016125,690-1.89%3.35%
2015128,0704.66%-
2014122,1000.11%-
2013121,9600.39%-
2012121,480--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Lawyers in Connecticut Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of lawyers in some Connecticut cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of lawyers in state of Connecticut ranges from $99,540 to $158,890. The highest paying area for lawyers in Connecticut is Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk with a median annual salary of $158,890. The second highest paying city/area in Connecticut State is Danbury (mean annual salary $123,370). The lowest paying area is Waterbury with a median annual salary of $99,540.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk
$158,890
Danbury
$123,370
New Haven
$121,060
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford
$117,870
Eastern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area
$107,060
Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area
$101,370
Waterbury
$99,540


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