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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 amongst Mississippi 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 Mississippi

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,900
25th Percentile Wage
$59,300
50th Percentile Wage
$98,150
75th Percentile Wage
$154,980
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers in Mississippi in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $154,980. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $98,150. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,900.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.78
25th Percentile Wage
$28.51
50th Percentile Wage
$47.19
75th Percentile Wage
$74.51
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for lawyers in Mississippi in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage is $74.51. The median hourly salary is $47.19. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.78.

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
201698,15011.24%20.67%
201587,1201.78%-
201485,57011.21%-
201375,980-2.47%-
201277,860--

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 $48,410 to $121,320. The highest paying area for lawyers in Mississippi is Gulfport-Biloxi with a median annual salary of $121,320. The second highest paying city/area in Mississippi State is Jackson (mean annual salary $117,240). The lowest paying area is Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $48,410.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Gulfport-Biloxi
$121,320
Jackson
$117,240
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$92,220
Hattiesburg
$71,300
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$68,130
Pascagoula
$59,530
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$58,440
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$48,410



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