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Lawyer Salary Information in Puerto Rico

The average annual and hourly salaries for lawyers in the state of Puerto Rico are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of lawyers among Puerto Rico 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Lawyers in Puerto Rico

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,610
25th Percentile Wage
$43,210
50th Percentile Wage
$63,160
75th Percentile Wage
$90,380
90th Percentile Wage
$119,730

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers in Puerto Rico in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $119,730. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $63,160. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,610.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.64
25th Percentile Wage
$20.77
50th Percentile Wage
$30.37
75th Percentile Wage
$43.45
90th Percentile Wage
$57.56

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for lawyers in Puerto Rico in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $57.56. The median hourly salary is $30.37. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.64.

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
201663,1604.46%13.55%
201560,3400.15%-
201460,2507.63%-
201355,6501.89%-
201254,600--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Lawyers in Puerto Rico Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of lawyers in some Puerto Rico cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of lawyers in state of Puerto Rico ranges from $45,690 to $64,830. The highest paying area for lawyers in Puerto Rico is San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo with a median annual salary of $64,830. The second highest paying city/area in Puerto Rico State is Aguadilla-Isabela-San Sebastian (mean annual salary $50,460). The lowest paying area is Ponce with a median annual salary of $45,690.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo
$64,830
Aguadilla-Isabela-San Sebastian
$50,460
Ponce
$45,690


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