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Lawyer Salary in Sector of Wholesale Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of Lawyers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$56,910
25th Percentile Wage
$85,000
50th Percentile Wage
$135,630
75th Percentile Wage
$197,290
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers in the industry sector of wholesale trade. 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 $197,290. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $135,630. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid lawyers is $56,910.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016135,630-1.89%-14.27%
2015138,200-8.08%-
2014149,370-4.07%-
2013155,4500.30%-
2012154,990--

Compare Lawyer Salary in Different Industries within the Wholesale Trade Sector

The average salaries of lawyers in 16 industries in the wholesale trade 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 beer, wine, and distilled alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers industry with an annual salary $193,160. The lowest paying industry is the miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers industry (annual salary $50,400). For detailed lawyer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers
$193,160
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers
$176,670
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$154,590
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers
$153,070
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$150,910
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$146,580
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$146,580
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$145,980
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$143,440
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
$143,000
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers
$133,640
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$129,920
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$127,220
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$118,720
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$89,740
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$50,400

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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