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Lawyer Salary Information in Maine

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$50,410
25th Percentile Wage
$59,050
50th Percentile Wage
$82,610
75th Percentile Wage
$121,260
90th Percentile Wage
$186,680

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers in Maine in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $186,680. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $82,610. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $50,410.

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
$82,610
-1.72% -1.15%
2016
$84,030
0.33% -
2015
$83,750
5.30% -
2014
$79,310
-1.24% -
2013
$80,290
-4.07% -
2012
$83,560
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Lawyers in Maine Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of lawyers in some Maine cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of lawyers in state of Maine ranges from $51,730 to $100,030. The highest paying area for lawyers in Maine is Portland-South Portland-Biddeford with a median annual salary of $100,030. The second highest paying city/area in Maine State is Lewiston-Auburn (mean annual salary $74,960). The lowest paying area is Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $51,730.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford
$100,030
Lewiston-Auburn
$74,960
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area
$70,170
Bangor
$68,230
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area
$51,730




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