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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 statistics of lawyers in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Lawyers in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,450
25th Percentile Wage
$57,740
50th Percentile Wage
$90,640
75th Percentile Wage
$159,720
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 $159,720. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $90,640. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $44,450.

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
$90,640
-22.03% -37.90%
2016
$110,610
-0.23% -
2015
$110,860
2.04% -
2014
$108,600
-9.78% -
2013
$119,220
-4.84% -
2012
$124,990
- -

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

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $90,640 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 35.2 percent (35.2%) lower than that in the highest paying Philadelphia and 57.7 percent (57.7%) higher than that in the lowest paying Lebanon.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Philadelphia
$139,950
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$129,740
Newark-Union
$127,710
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$118,570
Pittsburgh
$116,080
Reading
$100,560
York-Hanover
$94,810
Erie
$92,330
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$90,640
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$85,280
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$79,380
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$79,330
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$78,470
State College
$75,940
Williamsport
$75,450
Johnstown
$71,830
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$70,880
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$70,070
Lancaster
$68,640
Altoona
$67,210
Lebanon
$38,310



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