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Lawyer Salary Information in Kansas

The average annual and hourly salaries for lawyers in the state of Kansas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of lawyers amongst Kansas metropolitan 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 Kansas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46,790
25th Percentile Wage
$60,000
50th Percentile Wage
$78,080
75th Percentile Wage
$129,130
90th Percentile Wage
$197,080

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers in Kansas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $197,080. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $78,080. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $46,790.

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
$78,080
-0.28% -10.36%
2016
$78,300
-1.34% -
2015
$79,350
0.13% -
2014
$79,250
-4.09% -
2013
$82,490
-4.46% -
2012
$86,170
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Lawyers in Kansas Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of lawyers in some Kansas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of lawyers in state of Kansas ranges from $57,930 to $77,510. The highest paying area for lawyers in Kansas is Manhattan with a median annual salary of $77,510. The second highest paying city/area in Kansas State is Wichita (mean annual salary $77,420). The lowest paying area is Kansas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $57,930.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Manhattan
$77,510
Wichita
$77,420
Lawrence
$77,370
Topeka
$73,330
Kansas nonmetropolitan area
$57,930




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