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Lawyer Salary Information in Minnesota

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$62,850
25th Percentile Wage
$86,480
50th Percentile Wage
$114,090
75th Percentile Wage
$158,910
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers in Minnesota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $158,910. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $114,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $62,850.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30.22
25th Percentile Wage
$41.58
50th Percentile Wage
$54.85
75th Percentile Wage
$76.40
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for lawyers in Minnesota in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage is $76.40. The median hourly salary is $54.85. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30.22.

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
2016114,0903.24%5.70%
2015110,390-0.60%-
2014111,0501.49%-
2013109,4001.65%-
2012107,590--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Lawyers in Minnesota Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of lawyers in some Minnesota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of lawyers in state of Minnesota ranges from $68,200 to $96,430. The highest paying area for lawyers in Minnesota is St Cloud with a median annual salary of $96,430. The second highest paying city/area in Minnesota State is Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $84,360). The lowest paying area is Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $68,200.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
St Cloud
$96,430
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$84,360
Mankato-North Mankato
$77,180
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$74,100
Rochester
$73,890
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$69,780
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$68,200


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