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Lawyer Salary Information in Florida

The average annual and hourly salaries for lawyers in the state of Florida are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of lawyers amongst Florida 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,230
25th Percentile Wage
$67,150
50th Percentile Wage
$99,940
75th Percentile Wage
$169,370
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $169,370. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $99,940. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,230.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25.59
25th Percentile Wage
$32.29
50th Percentile Wage
$48.05
75th Percentile Wage
$81.43
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for lawyers in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage is $81.43. The median hourly salary is $48.05. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25.59.

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
201699,9402.85%1.02%
201597,0900.18%-
201496,920-1.80%-
201398,660-0.26%-
201298,920--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Lawyers in Florida Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of lawyers in some Florida cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of lawyers in state of Florida ranges from $59,810 to $130,800. The highest paying area for lawyers in Florida is Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford with a median annual salary of $130,800. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall (mean annual salary $109,940). The lowest paying area is Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $59,810.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$130,800
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$109,940
Punta Gorda
$108,130
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$106,770
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$103,560
Cape Coral-Fort Myers
$93,760
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota
$92,450
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$91,090
Naples-Marco Island
$90,160
Jacksonville
$89,800
Ocala
$89,110
Palm Coast
$88,250
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent
$82,140
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$79,300
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin
$78,450
Sebastian-Vero Beach
$78,310
Tallahassee
$77,520
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach
$75,960
Port St Lucie
$73,130
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach
$73,020
Lakeland-Winter Haven
$72,590
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area
$71,840
South Florida nonmetropolitan area
$69,200
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$66,860
Gainesville
$61,160
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
$59,810



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