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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 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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$105,260
75th Percentile Wage
$87,490
50th Percentile Wage
$60,250
25th Percentile Wage
$41,920
10th Percentile Wage
$32,910

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 $105,260. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $60,250. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,910.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$50.61
75th Percentile Wage
$42.06
50th Percentile Wage
$28.97
25th Percentile Wage
$20.16
10th Percentile Wage
$15.82

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 $50.61. The median hourly salary is $28.97. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.82.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $60,250 8.27%
2013 $55,650 1.92%
2012 $54,600 -6.46%
2011 $58,370 1.60%
2010 $57,450 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for lawyers in state of Puerto Rico from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 4.87%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 1.92%. We also see the year 2011 had a positive salary growth of 1.60% while year 2012 had a negtive one (-6.46%).

Table 4. Average Lawyer Wage in Puerto Rico vs. Related Jobs

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Lawyers in Puerto Rico Cities

Table 5 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 $45,960 to $62,360. The highest paying area for lawyers in Puerto Rico is Ponce with a median annual salary of $62,360. The second highest paying city/area in Puerto Rico State is San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo (mean annual salary $60,900). The lowest paying area is Aguadilla-Isabela-San Sebastian with a median annual salary of $45,960.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Ponce
$62,360
San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo
$60,900
Mayaguez
$48,160
Aguadilla-Isabela-San Sebastian
$45,960

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