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Lawyer Salary Information in Maryland

The average annual and hourly salaries for lawyers in the state of Maryland are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of lawyers among Maryland 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$56,080
25th Percentile Wage
$75,280
50th Percentile Wage
$102,270
75th Percentile Wage
$148,950
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers in Maryland in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $148,950. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $102,270. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $56,080.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26.96
25th Percentile Wage
$36.19
50th Percentile Wage
$49.17
75th Percentile Wage
$71.61
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for lawyers in Maryland in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage is $71.61. The median hourly salary is $49.17. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26.96.

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
2016102,270-0.58%0.91%
2015102,860-4.31%-
2014107,290-1.32%-
2013108,7106.78%-
2012101,340--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Lawyers in Maryland Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of lawyers in some Maryland cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of lawyers in state of Maryland ranges from $75,980 to $134,600. The highest paying area for lawyers in Maryland is Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick with a median annual salary of $134,600. The second highest paying city/area in Maryland State is Baltimore-Towson (mean annual salary $97,190). The lowest paying area is Upper Eastern Shore nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $75,980.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick
$134,600
Baltimore-Towson
$97,190
St Marys County
$91,750
Salisbury
$91,080
Upper Eastern Shore nonmetropolitan area
$75,980


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