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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 amongst 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,840
25th Percentile Wage
$71,320
50th Percentile Wage
$111,250
75th Percentile Wage
$172,870
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 $172,870. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $111,250. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,840.

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
$111,250
5.66% -8.43%
2016
$104,950
-5.09% -
2015
$110,290
-4.77% -
2014
$115,550
-3.05% -
2013
$119,080
-1.30% -
2012
$120,630
- -

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 $51,630 to $125,600. The highest paying area for lawyers in Georgia is Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta with a median annual salary of $125,600. The second highest paying city/area in Georgia State is Brunswick (mean annual salary $97,340). The lowest paying area is Dalton with a median annual salary of $51,630.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta
$125,600
Brunswick
$97,340
Columbus
$91,710
Valdosta
$88,530
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$85,440
Macon
$80,000
Hinesville-Fort Stewart
$79,670
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$76,610
Athens-Clarke County
$75,010
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$73,320
Savannah
$72,540
Gainesville
$70,620
Rome
$70,380
Warner Robins
$56,640
Albany
$54,980
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$54,880
Dalton
$51,630




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