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Lawyer Salary Information in Missouri

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$47,980
25th Percentile Wage
$64,460
50th Percentile Wage
$93,950
75th Percentile Wage
$143,610
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $143,610. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $93,950. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $47,980.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23.07
25th Percentile Wage
$30.99
50th Percentile Wage
$45.17
75th Percentile Wage
$69.05
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for lawyers in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage is $69.05. The median hourly salary is $45.17. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23.07.

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
201693,9500.77%-3.35%
201593,230-10.29%-
2014102,8204.35%-
201398,3501.27%-
201297,100--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Lawyers in Missouri Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of lawyers in some Missouri cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of lawyers in state of Missouri ranges from $57,790 to $115,400. The highest paying area for lawyers in Missouri is Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers with a median annual salary of $115,400. The second highest paying city/area in Missouri State is Kansas City (mean annual salary $100,260). The lowest paying area is Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $57,790.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
$115,400
Kansas City
$100,260
St Louis
$93,520
Springfield
$89,650
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$84,980
Columbia
$83,190
Joplin
$76,320
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$67,400
St Joseph
$64,590
Jefferson City
$64,000
Cape Girardeau-Jackson
$60,760
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$59,830
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$57,790



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