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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 among Indiana areas 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$50,030
25th Percentile Wage
$62,440
50th Percentile Wage
$89,710
75th Percentile Wage
$140,040
90th Percentile Wage
$180,690

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 $89,710. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $50,030.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of lawyers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$89,710
-1.18% 4.86%
2016
$90,770
-2.86% -
2015
$93,370
5.02% -
2014
$88,680
2.20% -
2013
$86,730
1.59% -
2012
$85,350
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Lawyers in Indiana Cities

Table 3 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 $51,930 to $107,150. The highest paying area for lawyers in Indiana is Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $107,150. The second highest paying city/area in Indiana State is Fort Wayne (mean annual salary $104,760). The lowest paying area is Elkhart-Goshen with a median annual salary of $51,930.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$107,150
Fort Wayne
$104,760
Indianapolis-Carmel
$92,290
Columbus
$82,290
Anderson
$81,140
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$77,130
Lafayette
$77,120
Bloomington
$75,870
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$74,030
Muncie
$66,890
Kokomo
$66,860
Michigan City-La Porte
$66,810
Terre Haute
$58,250
Gary
$58,170
Elkhart-Goshen
$51,930




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