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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 among Florida 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 Florida

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,580
25th Percentile Wage
$64,200
50th Percentile Wage
$94,870
75th Percentile Wage
$161,790
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 $161,790. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $94,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $51,580.

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
$94,870
-5.34% -4.27%
2016
$99,940
2.85% -
2015
$97,090
0.18% -
2014
$96,920
-1.80% -
2013
$98,660
-0.26% -
2012
$98,920
- -

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 $55,570 to $118,330. The highest paying area for lawyers in Florida is Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall with a median annual salary of $118,330. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford (mean annual salary $115,870). The lowest paying area is South Florida nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $55,570.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$118,330
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$115,870
Punta Gorda
$109,050
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$102,090
Jacksonville
$95,640
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota
$94,320
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin
$91,540
Naples-Marco Island
$90,160
Palm Coast
$88,250
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$86,610
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent
$84,080
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach
$82,910
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$82,190
Cape Coral-Fort Myers
$81,200
Port St Lucie
$80,970
Tallahassee
$79,810
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$79,300
Sebastian-Vero Beach
$78,310
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach
$77,300
Lakeland-Winter Haven
$75,980
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$74,650
Ocala
$67,060
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area
$65,050
Gainesville
$63,390
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
$60,850
South Florida nonmetropolitan area
$55,570




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