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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,910
25th Percentile Wage
$43,380
50th Percentile Wage
$61,310
75th Percentile Wage
$91,380
90th Percentile Wage
$124,880

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 $124,880. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $61,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,910.

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
$61,310
-3.02% 10.94%
2016
$63,160
4.46% -
2015
$60,340
0.15% -
2014
$60,250
7.63% -
2013
$55,650
1.89% -
2012
$54,600
- -

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 $37,180 to $62,990. The highest paying area for lawyers in Puerto Rico is San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo with a median annual salary of $62,990. The second highest paying city/area in Puerto Rico State is Mayaguez (mean annual salary $49,780). The lowest paying area is Aguadilla-Isabela-San Sebastian with a median annual salary of $37,180.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo
$62,990
Mayaguez
$49,780
Ponce
$46,220
Aguadilla-Isabela-San Sebastian
$37,180




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