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Lawyer Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

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

Average Annual Salary of Lawyers

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

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers in the industry sector of manufacturing. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $166,860. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $112,520. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid lawyers is $76,710.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
3.57% 7.86%
-0.09% -
0.38% -
4.25% -
-0.09% -
- -

Compare Lawyer Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of lawyers in 53 industries in the manufacturing 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 industrial machinery manufacturing industry with an annual salary $193,590. The lowest paying industry is the printing and related support activities industry (annual salary $64,650). For detailed lawyer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Machinery Manufacturing
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
Machinery Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Primary Metal Manufacturing
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
Household Appliance Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Food Manufacturing
Dairy Product Manufacturing
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Paper Manufacturing
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
Beverage Manufacturing
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
Plastics Product Manufacturing
Printing and Related Support Activities
Printing and Related Support Activities

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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