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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
$76,710
25th Percentile Wage
$112,520
50th Percentile Wage
$166,860
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
2017
$166,860
3.57% 7.86%
2016
$160,900
-0.09% -
2015
$161,040
0.38% -
2014
$160,430
4.25% -
2013
$153,610
-0.09% -
2012
$153,750
- -

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
$193,590
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$183,870
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$182,080
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$179,420
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$179,270
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$177,700
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$177,490
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$176,090
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$175,400
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$173,900
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$173,780
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$173,440
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$169,580
Chemical Manufacturing
$169,210
Machinery Manufacturing
$168,010
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$166,390
Machinery Manufacturing
$164,760
Chemical Manufacturing
$161,980
Chemical Manufacturing
$158,580
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$157,860
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$157,690
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$155,860
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$155,670
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$155,230
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$153,510
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$153,030
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$151,320
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$149,290
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$148,340
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$147,340
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$145,710
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$144,210
Household Appliance Manufacturing
$142,930
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$141,080
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$137,820
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$135,650
Food Manufacturing
$132,270
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$129,580
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$129,310
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$129,230
Paper Manufacturing
$127,840
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$126,120
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$126,120
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$123,750
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$122,360
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$122,130
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$117,310
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$116,140
Beverage Manufacturing
$113,460
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$94,340
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$69,580
Printing and Related Support Activities
$64,650
Printing and Related Support Activities
$64,650

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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