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Lawyer Salary Information in Oregon

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$57,060
25th Percentile Wage
$74,230
50th Percentile Wage
$103,260
75th Percentile Wage
$139,110
90th Percentile Wage
$194,760

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers in Oregon in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $194,760. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $103,260. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $57,060.

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
$103,260
1.28% 9.63%
2016
$101,940
-2.86% -
2015
$104,860
0.52% -
2014
$104,310
5.64% -
2013
$98,430
5.19% -
2012
$93,320
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Lawyers in Oregon Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of lawyers in some Oregon cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of lawyers in state of Oregon ranges from $49,470 to $102,730. The highest paying area for lawyers in Oregon is Bend with a median annual salary of $102,730. The second highest paying city/area in Oregon State is Medford (mean annual salary $101,990). The lowest paying area is North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $49,470.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Bend
$102,730
Medford
$101,990
Salem
$100,680
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area
$92,070
Corvallis
$89,920
Eugene-Springfield
$77,150
Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area
$73,410
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area
$64,390
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area
$49,470




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