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Lawyer Salary Information in Massachusetts

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 among Massachusetts 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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
50th Percentile Wage
$124,780
25th Percentile Wage
$78,690
10th Percentile Wage
$63,050

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $124,780. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $78,690. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $63,050.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
50th Percentile Wage
$59.99
25th Percentile Wage
$37.83
10th Percentile Wage
$30.31

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for lawyers in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The median hourly salary is $59.99. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is $37.83. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30.31.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $124,780 7.81%
2013 $115,740 0.84%
2012 $114,780 6.17%
2011 $108,110 0.45%
2010 $107,630 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for lawyers in state of Massachusetts from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 15.93%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 0.84%. We also note that the average annual wage had a sizable growth of 6.17% in the year 2012 and a very small increase of 0.45% in 2011.

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

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Lawyers in Massachusetts Cities

Table 5 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 $139,810. The highest paying area for lawyers in Massachusetts is Framingham with a median annual salary of $139,810. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy (mean annual salary $135,800). The lowest paying area is Southwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $65,220.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Framingham
$139,810
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$135,800
Pittsfield
$130,190
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$130,150
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$99,190
Worcester
$99,170
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$95,810
Peabody
$94,060
Springfield
$88,730
Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area
$86,260
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$78,200
Barnstable Town
$73,160
Southwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$65,220

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