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Lawyer Salary Information in Michigan

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,070
25th Percentile Wage
$68,910
50th Percentile Wage
$96,020
75th Percentile Wage
$139,240
90th Percentile Wage
$190,490

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $190,490. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $96,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,070.

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
$96,020
0.17% -1.95%
2016
$95,860
2.20% -
2015
$93,750
-1.87% -
2014
$95,500
1.06% -
2013
$94,490
-3.60% -
2012
$97,890
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Lawyers in Michigan Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of lawyers in some Michigan cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of lawyers in state of Michigan ranges from $56,820 to $108,960. The highest paying area for lawyers in Michigan is Ann Arbor with a median annual salary of $108,960. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Kalamazoo-Portage (mean annual salary $106,100). The lowest paying area is Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $56,820.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Ann Arbor
$108,960
Kalamazoo-Portage
$106,100
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$102,020
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$100,740
Niles-Benton Harbor
$100,030
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$99,310
Jackson
$97,790
Battle Creek
$92,050
Lansing-East Lansing
$91,210
Flint
$90,690
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$86,870
Monroe
$86,680
Holland-Grand Haven
$86,340
South Bend-Mishawaka
$83,380
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North
$78,560
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$78,550
Muskegon-Norton Shores
$74,670
Bay City
$73,690
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$73,480
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$62,330
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$56,820




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