The salary statistics of lawyers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare lawyer salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 $161,540. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $96,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid lawyers is $51,490.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of lawyers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of lawyers in 21 industries in the health care and social assistance 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 all other ambulatory health care services industry with an annual salary $180,020. The lowest paying industry is the community food and housing, and emergency and other relief services industry (annual salary $57,490). For detailed lawyer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|Other Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|Specialty hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals|| |
|Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)|| |
|Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals|| |
|Outpatient Care Centers|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned|| |
|Hospitals - Local government owned|| |
|Hospitals - State government owned|| |
|Offices of Physicians|| |
|Offices of Other Health Practitioners|| |
|Nursing and Residential Care Facilities|| |
|Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists|| |
|Individual and Family Services|| |
|Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities|| |
|Social Assistance|| |
|Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 .