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Lawyer Salary Information in Delaware

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$73,560
25th Percentile Wage
$97,920
50th Percentile Wage
$137,890
75th Percentile Wage
$195,800
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers in Delaware in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $195,800. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $137,890. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $73,560.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35.36
25th Percentile Wage
$47.08
50th Percentile Wage
$66.30
75th Percentile Wage
$94.13
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for lawyers in Delaware in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage is $94.13. The median hourly salary is $66.30. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35.36.

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
2016137,8902.59%-9.39%
2015134,3204.10%-
2014128,810-6.31%-
2013136,940-10.15%-
2012150,840--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Lawyers in Delaware Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of lawyers in some Delaware cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of lawyers in state of Delaware ranges from $101,330 to $114,880. The highest paying area for lawyers in Delaware is Sussex County with a median annual salary of $114,880. The lowest paying area is Dover with a median annual salary of $101,330.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Sussex County
$114,880
Dover
$101,330


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