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Lawyer Salary in Sector of Retail Trade

The salary statistics of lawyers in the industry sector of retail trade are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare lawyer salaries in different industries within the retail trade 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 retail 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 $162,940. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $88,070. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid lawyers is $54,080.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
6.52% -80.52%
-69.62% -
-10.99% -
-2.57% -
- -

Compare Lawyer Salary in Different Industries within the Retail Trade Sector

The average salaries of lawyers in eight industries in the retail 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 motor vehicle and parts dealers industry with an annual salary $158,620. The lowest paying industry is the building material and supplies dealers industry (annual salary $59,270). For detailed lawyer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
Electronics and Appliance Stores
Electronics and Appliance Stores
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
Nonstore Retailers
Direct Selling Establishments
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
Building Material and Supplies Dealers

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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