The average annual and hourly salaries for lawyers in the state of Massachusetts are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of lawyers amongst Massachusetts 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 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$62,770|
|25th Percentile Wage||$87,860|
|50th Percentile Wage||$134,230|
|75th Percentile Wage||$204,120|
|90th Percentile Wage||No Data|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $204,120. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $134,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $62,770.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of lawyers from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
Table 3 shows the median annual salary of lawyers in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of lawyers in state of Massachusetts ranges from $65,220 to $148,890. The highest paying area for lawyers in Massachusetts is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy with a median annual salary of $148,890. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy (mean annual salary $140,620). The lowest paying area is Southwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $65,220.
|Cities/Areas||Median Annual Salary|
|Barnstable Town|| |
|New Bedford|| |
|Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Southwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area|| |