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Lawyer Salary Information in New Jersey

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$65,730
25th Percentile Wage
$83,410
50th Percentile Wage
$118,250
75th Percentile Wage
$171,250
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers in New Jersey in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $171,250. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $118,250. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $65,730.

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
$118,250
-4.87% 5.59%
2016
$124,010
-3.79% -
2015
$128,710
4.26% -
2014
$123,230
6.53% -
2013
$115,180
3.07% -
2012
$111,640
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Lawyers in New Jersey Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of lawyers in some New Jersey cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of lawyers in state of New Jersey ranges from $74,070 to $145,580. The highest paying area for lawyers in New Jersey is Wilmington with a median annual salary of $145,580. The second highest paying city/area in New Jersey State is Edison-New Brunswick (mean annual salary $121,720). The lowest paying area is Ocean City with a median annual salary of $74,070.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Wilmington
$145,580
Edison-New Brunswick
$121,720
Trenton-Ewing
$108,310
Camden
$102,400
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton
$89,290
Atlantic City-Hammonton
$84,840
Ocean City
$74,070




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