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Lawyer Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

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.

Average Annual Salary of Lawyers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,490
25th Percentile Wage
$61,760
50th Percentile Wage
$96,820
75th Percentile Wage
$161,540
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201696,820-0.59%-28.39%
201597,390-0.56%-
201497,940-18.01%-
2013115,580-7.55%-
2012124,310--

Compare Lawyer Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

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
$180,020
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$166,440
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$154,460
Hospitals - Privately owned
$154,440
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$153,750
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$153,020
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$150,420
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$148,020
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$143,570
Outpatient Care Centers
$140,670
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$138,620
Hospitals - Local government owned
$137,790
Hospitals - State government owned
$127,310
Offices of Physicians
$112,900
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$111,470
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$106,250
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$71,270
Individual and Family Services
$67,480
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$66,160
Social Assistance
$65,180
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$57,490

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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