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Lawyer Salary in Sector of Construction

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

Average Annual Salary of Lawyers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$71,260
25th Percentile Wage
$100,410
50th Percentile Wage
$134,900
75th Percentile Wage
$190,730
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers in the industry sector of construction. 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 $190,730. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $134,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid lawyers is $71,260.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of lawyers in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016134,9000.43%9.38%
2015134,320-2.61%-
2014137,8302.68%-
2013134,1308.86%-
2012122,240--

Compare Lawyer Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

The average salaries of lawyers in eleven industries in the construction 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 land subdivision industry with an annual salary $149,470. The lowest paying industry is the other heavy and civil engineering construction industry (annual salary $118,760). For detailed lawyer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Land Subdivision
$149,470
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$146,690
Nonresidential Building Construction
$143,740
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$139,370
Building Equipment Contractors
$133,710
Specialty Trade Contractors
$132,680
Construction of Buildings
$131,660
Utility System Construction
$130,940
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$129,420
Residential Building Construction
$121,530
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$118,760

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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