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Lawyer Salary Information in North Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$48,560
25th Percentile Wage
$67,420
50th Percentile Wage
$110,730
75th Percentile Wage
$182,260
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $182,260. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $110,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $48,560.

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
$110,730
-2.44% 16.10%
2016
$113,430
15.31% -
2015
$96,060
3.59% -
2014
$92,610
-0.37% -
2013
$92,950
0.05% -
2012
$92,900
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Lawyers in North Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of lawyers in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of lawyers in state of North Carolina ranges from $57,650 to $123,420. The highest paying area for lawyers in North Carolina is Greenville with a median annual salary of $123,420. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Durham-Chapel Hill (mean annual salary $114,440). The lowest paying area is Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $57,650.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Greenville
$123,420
Durham-Chapel Hill
$114,440
Raleigh-Cary
$112,490
Winston-Salem
$109,930
Goldsboro
$109,030
Fayetteville
$100,310
Burlington
$95,240
Greensboro-High Point
$92,820
Rocky Mount
$80,380
Jacksonville
$79,340
Asheville
$77,810
Wilmington
$77,580
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$76,100
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$75,370
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$65,100
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$59,200
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$57,650




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