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Lawyer Salary Information in Montana

The average annual and hourly salaries for lawyers in the state of Montana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of lawyers among Montana 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,940
25th Percentile Wage
$55,810
50th Percentile Wage
$73,530
75th Percentile Wage
$95,190
90th Percentile Wage
$128,450

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers in Montana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $128,450. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $73,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,940.

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
$73,530
3.66% 11.74%
2016
$70,840
-1.17% -
2015
$71,670
5.06% -
2014
$68,040
1.88% -
2013
$66,760
2.79% -
2012
$64,900
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Lawyers in Montana Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of lawyers in some Montana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of lawyers in state of Montana ranges from $55,530 to $82,420. The highest paying area for lawyers in Montana is Great Falls with a median annual salary of $82,420. The second highest paying city/area in Montana State is Billings (mean annual salary $79,480). The lowest paying area is Central Montana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $55,530.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Great Falls
$82,420
Billings
$79,480
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area
$76,530
Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area
$73,930
Missoula
$66,050
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area
$56,720
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area
$55,530




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