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Lawyer Salary Information in Georgia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,000
25th Percentile Wage
$66,410
50th Percentile Wage
$104,950
75th Percentile Wage
$169,040
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers in Georgia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $169,040. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $104,950. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,000.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25.00
25th Percentile Wage
$31.93
50th Percentile Wage
$50.46
75th Percentile Wage
$81.27
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for lawyers in Georgia in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage is $81.27. The median hourly salary is $50.46. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25.00.

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
2016104,950-5.09%-14.94%
2015110,290-4.77%-
2014115,550-3.05%-
2013119,080-1.30%-
2012120,630--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Lawyers in Georgia Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of lawyers in some Georgia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of lawyers in state of Georgia ranges from $63,090 to $120,360. The highest paying area for lawyers in Georgia is Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta with a median annual salary of $120,360. The second highest paying city/area in Georgia State is Dalton (mean annual salary $105,830). The lowest paying area is Rome with a median annual salary of $63,090.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta
$120,360
Dalton
$105,830
Columbus
$99,730
Brunswick
$80,690
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$75,130
Valdosta
$74,640
Savannah
$73,530
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$73,370
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$72,050
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$71,370
Gainesville
$70,610
Macon
$70,190
Warner Robins
$69,370
Albany
$68,880
Athens-Clarke County
$66,120
Rome
$63,090


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