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Lawyer Salary Information in North Dakota

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,030
25th Percentile Wage
$67,360
50th Percentile Wage
$86,220
75th Percentile Wage
$119,580
90th Percentile Wage
$163,090

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers in North Dakota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $163,090. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $86,220. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,030.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25.50
25th Percentile Wage
$32.39
50th Percentile Wage
$41.45
75th Percentile Wage
$57.49
90th Percentile Wage
$78.41

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for lawyers in North Dakota in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $78.41. The median hourly salary is $41.45. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25.50.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of lawyers from 2012 to 2016. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth4-Year Growth
201686,2202.81%14.02%
201583,8008.54%-
201376,6403.28%-
201274,130--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of lawyers in some North Dakota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of lawyers in state of North Dakota ranges from $65,580 to $97,350. The highest paying area for lawyers in North Dakota is Fargo with a median annual salary of $97,350. The second highest paying city/area in North Dakota State is Bismarck (mean annual salary $86,250). The lowest paying area is Grand Forks with a median annual salary of $65,580.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Fargo
$97,350
Bismarck
$86,250
East Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$74,880
Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$72,330
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$68,970
Far Eastern North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$68,020
Grand Forks
$65,580


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