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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,800
25th Percentile Wage
$61,970
50th Percentile Wage
$90,770
75th Percentile Wage
$138,230
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 $90,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,800.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21.54
25th Percentile Wage
$29.79
50th Percentile Wage
$43.64
75th Percentile Wage
$66.45
90th Percentile Wage
$86.87

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 $43.64. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21.54.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of lawyers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201690,770-2.86%5.97%
201593,3705.02%-
201488,6802.20%-
201386,7301.59%-
201285,350--

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 $54,560 to $100,970. The highest paying area for lawyers in Indiana is Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $100,970. The second highest paying city/area in Indiana State is Fort Wayne (mean annual salary $96,620). The lowest paying area is Terre Haute with a median annual salary of $54,560.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$100,970
Fort Wayne
$96,620
Indianapolis-Carmel
$96,200
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$89,030
Columbus
$82,290
Anderson
$81,140
Bloomington
$77,730
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$77,130
Lafayette
$77,120
Elkhart-Goshen
$69,840
Muncie
$66,890
Kokomo
$66,860
Michigan City-La Porte
$66,810
Gary
$58,170
Terre Haute
$54,560


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