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Lawyer Salary in Sector of Utilities

The salary statistics of lawyers in the industry sector of utilities are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare lawyer salaries in different industries within the utilities sector.

Average Annual Salary of Lawyers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers in the industry sector of utilities. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) lawyers is $206,710. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $160,760. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid lawyers is $84,120.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of lawyers in the industry sector of utilities from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
1.85% 2.31%
2.18% -
-3.40% -
-1.18% -
2.74% -
- -

Compare Lawyer Salary in Different Industries within the Utilities Sector

The average salaries of lawyers in six industries in the utilities sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for lawyer occupations is the natural gas distribution industry with an annual salary $168,910. The lowest paying industry is the solar electric power generation industry (annual salary $130,580). For detailed lawyer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Natural Gas Distribution
Wind Electric Power Generation
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation
Solar Electric Power Generation

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].


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