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Lawyer Salary in Sector of Information

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

Average Annual Salary of Lawyers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
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90th Percentile Wage
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Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers in the industry sector of information. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $161,770. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $113,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid lawyers is $83,460.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth

Compare Lawyer Salary in Different Industries within the Information Sector

The average salaries of lawyers in 18 industries in the information 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 newspaper publishers industry with an annual salary $183,720. The lowest paying industry is the other telecommunications industry (annual salary $147,930). For detailed lawyer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Newspaper Publishers
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
Broadcasting (except Internet)
Radio and Television Broadcasting
Radio Broadcasting
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
Software Publishers
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
Other Information Services
Other Information Services
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
Motion Picture and Video Industries
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
Other Telecommunications

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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