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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Lawyers in Nebraska

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,530
25th Percentile Wage
$60,590
50th Percentile Wage
$80,520
75th Percentile Wage
$124,110
90th Percentile Wage
$161,800

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 $161,800. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $80,520. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $51,530.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24.78
25th Percentile Wage
$29.13
50th Percentile Wage
$38.71
75th Percentile Wage
$59.67
90th Percentile Wage
$77.79

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for lawyers in Nebraska in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $77.79. The median hourly salary is $38.71. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24.78.

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
201680,5202.68%-1.78%
201578,3602.26%-
201476,590-5.13%-
201380,520-1.78%-
201281,950--

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 $58,260 to $93,040. The highest paying area for lawyers in Nebraska is Lincoln with a median annual salary of $93,040. The second highest paying city/area in Nebraska State is Omaha-Council Bluffs (mean annual salary $85,900). The lowest paying area is Southeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $58,260.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lincoln
$93,040
Omaha-Council Bluffs
$85,900
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$68,460
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$62,850
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$61,570
Southeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$58,260



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