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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 among North Dakota 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 North Dakota

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$56,290
25th Percentile Wage
$69,450
50th Percentile Wage
$83,390
75th Percentile Wage
$113,460
90th Percentile Wage
$157,300

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 $157,300. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $83,390. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $56,290.

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
$83,390
-3.39% 11.10%
2016
$86,220
2.81% -
2015
$83,800
8.54% -
2013
$76,640
3.28% -
2012
$74,130
- -

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 $70,400 to $101,390. The highest paying area for lawyers in North Dakota is Fargo with a median annual salary of $101,390. The second highest paying city/area in North Dakota State is Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $82,190). The lowest paying area is Far Eastern North Dakota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $70,400.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Fargo
$101,390
Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$82,190
Bismarck
$80,860
Grand Forks
$78,370
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$73,900
East Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$72,770
Far Eastern North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$70,400




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