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Lawyer Salary Information in Nevada

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$64,360
25th Percentile Wage
$84,970
50th Percentile Wage
$117,200
75th Percentile Wage
$157,740
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers in Nevada in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $157,740. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $117,200. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $64,360.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30.94
25th Percentile Wage
$40.85
50th Percentile Wage
$56.35
75th Percentile Wage
$75.84
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for lawyers in Nevada in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage is $75.84. The median hourly salary is $56.35. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30.94.

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
2016117,2008.94%9.58%
2015106,7201.27%-
2014105,360-0.75%-
2013106,1500.17%-
2012105,970--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Lawyers in Nevada Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of lawyers in some Nevada cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of lawyers in state of Nevada ranges from $92,800 to $132,950. The highest paying area for lawyers in Nevada is Reno-Sparks with a median annual salary of $132,950. The second highest paying city/area in Nevada State is Las Vegas-Paradise (mean annual salary $116,050). The lowest paying area is Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $92,800.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Reno-Sparks
$132,950
Las Vegas-Paradise
$116,050
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area
$98,860
Carson City
$98,020
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area
$92,800


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