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Lawyer, Judges, and Related Worker Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of lawyers, judges, and related workers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare lawyer, judges, and related worker salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Lawyers, Judges, and Related Workers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$47,450
25th Percentile Wage
$66,720
50th Percentile Wage
$99,580
75th Percentile Wage
$141,940
90th Percentile Wage
$162,810

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers, judges, and related workers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) lawyers, judges, and related workers is $162,810. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $99,580. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid lawyers, judges, and related workers is $47,450.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of lawyers, judges, and related workers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$99,580
-0.14% 6.51%
2016
$99,720
2.39% -
2015
$97,340
2.43% -
2014
$94,970
1.36% -
2013
$93,680
0.62% -
2012
$93,100
- -

Compare Lawyer, Judges, and Related Worker Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of lawyers, judges, and related workers in eight industries in the federal, state, and local government sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for lawyer, judges, and related worker occupations is the federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $140,570. The lowest paying industry is the local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $84,640). For detailed lawyer, judges, and related worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$140,570
Federal government, including USPS
$140,570
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$100,080
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$99,580
State government, including schools and hospitals
$90,380
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$89,520
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$85,190
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$84,640

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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