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Lawyer Salary Information in Indiana

The average annual and hourly salaries for lawyers in the state of Indiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of lawyers amongst Indiana cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Lawyers in Indiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$180,690
75th Percentile Wage
$129,500
50th Percentile Wage
$88,680
25th Percentile Wage
$58,500
10th Percentile Wage
$43,380

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers in Indiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $180,690. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $88,680. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,380.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$86.87
75th Percentile Wage
$62.26
50th Percentile Wage
$42.64
25th Percentile Wage
$28.12
10th Percentile Wage
$20.86

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for lawyers in Indiana in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $86.87. The median hourly salary is $42.64. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.86.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $88,680 2.25%
2013 $86,730 1.62%
2012 $85,350 0.07%
2011 $85,290 1.14%
2010 $84,330 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for lawyers in state of Indiana from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 5.16%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 1.62%. We also note that the average annual wage had a very small growth of 0.07% in the year 2012 and a small increase of 1.14% in 2011.

Table 4. Average Lawyer Wage in Indiana vs. Related Jobs

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Lawyers in Indiana Cities

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of lawyers in some Indiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of lawyers in state of Indiana ranges from $52,130 to $109,870. The highest paying area for lawyers in Indiana is Fort Wayne with a median annual salary of $109,870. The second highest paying city/area in Indiana State is Columbus (mean annual salary $101,300). The lowest paying area is Michigan City-La Porte with a median annual salary of $52,130.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Fort Wayne
$109,870
Columbus
$101,300
Indianapolis-Carmel
$96,470
Terre Haute
$87,200
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$86,940
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$84,130
Anderson
$81,140
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$77,130
Lafayette
$77,120
Elkhart-Goshen
$74,270
Bloomington
$69,020
Kokomo
$66,860
Muncie
$65,300
Gary
$60,870
Michigan City-La Porte
$52,130

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