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Lawyer Salary Information in Mississippi

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,090
25th Percentile Wage
$61,000
50th Percentile Wage
$89,240
75th Percentile Wage
$126,810
90th Percentile Wage
$202,110

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers in Mississippi in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $202,110. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $89,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,090.

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
$89,240
-9.98% 12.75%
2016
$98,150
11.24% -
2015
$87,120
1.78% -
2014
$85,570
11.21% -
2013
$75,980
-2.47% -
2012
$77,860
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Lawyers in Mississippi Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of lawyers in some Mississippi cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of lawyers in state of Mississippi ranges from $49,710 to $117,750. The highest paying area for lawyers in Mississippi is Gulfport-Biloxi with a median annual salary of $117,750. The second highest paying city/area in Mississippi State is Jackson (mean annual salary $103,440). The lowest paying area is Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $49,710.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Gulfport-Biloxi
$117,750
Jackson
$103,440
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$76,230
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$70,180
Hattiesburg
$65,950
Pascagoula
$59,530
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$58,440
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$49,710




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