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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 amongst 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,170
25th Percentile Wage
$66,650
50th Percentile Wage
$97,700
75th Percentile Wage
$144,100
90th Percentile Wage
$203,160

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $203,160. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $97,700. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $51,170.

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
$97,700
3.84% 0.61%
2016
$93,950
0.77% -
2015
$93,230
-10.29% -
2014
$102,820
4.35% -
2013
$98,350
1.27% -
2012
$97,100
- -

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 $60,760 to $104,420. The highest paying area for lawyers in Missouri is St Louis with a median annual salary of $104,420. The second highest paying city/area in Missouri State is Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers (mean annual salary $100,990). The lowest paying area is Cape Girardeau-Jackson with a median annual salary of $60,760.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
St Louis
$104,420
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
$100,990
Kansas City
$98,050
Springfield
$81,190
Columbia
$79,570
Joplin
$78,190
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$68,230
St Joseph
$67,610
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$65,790
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$65,460
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$64,570
Jefferson City
$63,540
Cape Girardeau-Jackson
$60,760




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