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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 among Oregon cities 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 Oregon

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,630
25th Percentile Wage
$72,130
50th Percentile Wage
$101,940
75th Percentile Wage
$137,660
90th Percentile Wage
$184,000

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 $184,000. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $101,940. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,630.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25.79
25th Percentile Wage
$34.68
50th Percentile Wage
$49.01
75th Percentile Wage
$66.18
90th Percentile Wage
$88.46

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for lawyers in Oregon in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $88.46. The median hourly salary is $49.01. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25.79.

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
2016101,940-2.86%8.46%
2015104,8600.52%-
2014104,3105.64%-
201398,4305.19%-
201293,320--

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 $55,670 to $103,030. The highest paying area for lawyers in Oregon is Salem with a median annual salary of $103,030. The second highest paying city/area in Oregon State is Medford (mean annual salary $97,630). The lowest paying area is North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $55,670.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Salem
$103,030
Medford
$97,630
Corvallis
$96,610
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area
$88,470
Bend
$88,330
Eugene-Springfield
$80,260
Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area
$73,410
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area
$69,040
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area
$55,670


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