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Lawyer Salary Information in Ohio

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,660
25th Percentile Wage
$65,430
50th Percentile Wage
$94,970
75th Percentile Wage
$138,550
90th Percentile Wage
$200,320

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers in Ohio in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $200,320. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $94,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,660.

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
$94,970
-0.77% 0.54%
2016
$95,700
-0.51% -
2015
$96,190
-1.29% -
2014
$97,430
3.13% -
2013
$94,380
-0.08% -
2012
$94,460
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Lawyers in Ohio Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of lawyers in some Ohio cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of lawyers in state of Ohio ranges from $59,200 to $102,680. The highest paying area for lawyers in Ohio is Cincinnati-Middletown with a median annual salary of $102,680. The second highest paying city/area in Ohio State is Dayton (mean annual salary $97,420). The lowest paying area is Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $59,200.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Cincinnati-Middletown
$102,680
Dayton
$97,420
Columbus
$96,630
Akron
$96,250
Canton-Massillon
$93,520
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor
$93,460
Toledo
$92,550
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$80,050
Mansfield
$72,160
Lima
$70,640
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$67,220
Sandusky
$61,400
Springfield
$61,210
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$61,040
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$59,200




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