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Lawyer Salary Information in Nebraska

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$54,170
25th Percentile Wage
$64,150
50th Percentile Wage
$85,830
75th Percentile Wage
$132,330
90th Percentile Wage
$204,210

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers in Nebraska in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $204,210. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $85,830. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $54,170.

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
$85,830
6.19% 4.52%
2016
$80,520
2.68% -
2015
$78,360
2.26% -
2014
$76,590
-5.13% -
2013
$80,520
-1.78% -
2012
$81,950
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Lawyers in Nebraska Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of lawyers in some Nebraska cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of lawyers in state of Nebraska ranges from $59,970 to $90,670. The highest paying area for lawyers in Nebraska is Omaha-Council Bluffs with a median annual salary of $90,670. The second highest paying city/area in Nebraska State is Lincoln (mean annual salary $85,200). The lowest paying area is Southeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $59,970.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Omaha-Council Bluffs
$90,670
Lincoln
$85,200
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$65,120
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$63,380
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$61,570
Southeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$59,970




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