The salary statistics of lawyers in the industry sector of educational services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare lawyer salaries in different industries within the educational services sector.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$70,760|
|25th Percentile Wage||$96,190|
|50th Percentile Wage||$131,920|
|75th Percentile Wage||$178,300|
|90th Percentile Wage||No Data|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers in the industry sector of educational services. 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 $178,300. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $131,920. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid lawyers is $70,760.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of lawyers in the industry sector of educational services from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of lawyers in 20 industries in the educational services 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 colleges, universities, and professional schools - privately owned industry with an annual salary $158,770. The lowest paying industry is the junior colleges - state government owned industry (annual salary $103,060). For detailed lawyer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned|| |
|Other Schools and Instruction|| |
|Other schools and instruction - Privately owned|| |
|Educational Services - Privately owned|| |
|Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned|| |
|Educational Support Services - Privately owned|| |
|Educational Support Services|| |
|Junior colleges - Local government owned|| |
|Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned|| |
|Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)|| |
|Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned|| |
|Educational Services - State government owned|| |
|Educational Services - Local government owned|| |
|Elementary and Secondary Schools|| |
|Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned|| |
|Business Schools and Computer and Management Training|| |
|Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned|| |
|Junior colleges - State government owned|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 .