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Lawyer Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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.

Average Annual Salary of Lawyers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$66,880
25th Percentile Wage
$90,760
50th Percentile Wage
$127,680
75th Percentile Wage
$173,570
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 $173,570. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $127,680. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid lawyers is $66,880.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016127,6802.31%10.42%
2015124,7305.17%-
2014118,2803.36%-
2013114,300-0.06%-
2012114,370--

Compare Lawyer Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of lawyers in 18 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 $152,450. The lowest paying industry is the business schools and computer and management training - privately owned industry (annual salary $104,510). 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
$152,450
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$148,170
Educational Services - Privately owned
$147,300
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$142,960
Educational Support Services
$138,570
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$134,120
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$129,560
Educational Services
$127,680
Other Schools and Instruction
$126,960
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$126,960
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$120,500
Educational Services - State government owned
$119,320
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$119,090
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$114,380
Educational Services - Local government owned
$113,960
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$111,660
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$104,510
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$104,510

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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