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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
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage
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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

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
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
Nonresidential Building Construction
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
Building Equipment Contractors
Specialty Trade Contractors
Construction of Buildings
Utility System Construction
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
Residential Building Construction
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction

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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