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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
$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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$131,920
3.21% 13.30%
2016
$127,680
2.31% -
2015
$124,730
5.17% -
2014
$118,280
3.36% -
2013
$114,300
-0.06% -
2012
$114,370
- -

Compare Lawyer Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

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
$158,770
Other Schools and Instruction
$158,300
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$158,300
Educational Services - Privately owned
$153,370
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$148,170
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$147,520
Educational Support Services
$145,900
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$138,400
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$138,020
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$137,580
Educational Services
$131,920
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$128,890
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$124,360
Educational Services - State government owned
$123,500
Educational Services - Local government owned
$120,410
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$116,120
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$116,020
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$115,120
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$115,120
Junior colleges - State government owned
$103,060

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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