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Lawyer Salary Information in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania

The annual and hourly salary statistics of lawyers in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage information of lawyers in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Lawyers in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$47,030
25th Percentile Wage
$72,890
50th Percentile Wage
$110,610
75th Percentile Wage
$172,380
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $172,380. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $110,610. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $47,030.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22.61
25th Percentile Wage
$35.04
50th Percentile Wage
$53.18
75th Percentile Wage
$82.87
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for lawyers in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania. The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage is $82.87. The median hourly salary is $53.18. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22.61.

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
2016110,610-0.23%-13.00%
2015110,8602.04%-
2014108,600-9.78%-
2013119,220-4.84%-
2012124,990--

Table 3. Compare Lawyer Salary in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton with Other Pennsylvania Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $110,610 in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton is in the middle of salary range for lawyers in state of Pennsylvania. In comparison, the annual salary of lawyers in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton is 23.2 percent (23.2%) lower than that in the highest paying Newark-Union and 65.4 percent (65.4%) higher than that in the lowest paying Lebanon.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$143,930
Philadelphia
$130,360
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$124,440
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$121,670
Pittsburgh
$117,050
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$110,610
Reading
$100,560
York-Hanover
$97,060
Williamsport
$92,600
Erie
$85,310
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$85,280
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$80,490
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$75,030
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$74,340
Johnstown
$74,290
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$73,150
State College
$70,350
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$68,700
Lancaster
$67,950
Altoona
$52,620
Lebanon
$38,310

See also: Top paying jobs in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania.