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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
$85,930
25th Percentile Wage
$118,230
50th Percentile Wage
$168,580
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

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 $168,580. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $118,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid lawyers is $85,930.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$168,580
4.04% 5.17%
2016
$161,770
-4.47% -
2015
$169,000
-1.99% -
2014
$172,370
2.04% -
2013
$168,850
5.32% -
2012
$159,870
- -

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 cable and other subscription programming industry with an annual salary $197,030. 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
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$197,030
Newspaper Publishers
$182,160
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$179,600
Telecommunications
$177,990
Broadcasting (except Internet)
$174,940
Radio and Television Broadcasting
$172,630
Radio Broadcasting
$170,560
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$170,150
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$169,630
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$167,770
Software Publishers
$167,100
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$159,940
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$159,940
Other Information Services
$153,080
Other Information Services
$153,080
Motion Picture and Video Industries
$150,840
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$149,470
Other Telecommunications
$147,930

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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