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Lawyer Salary Information in Rhode Island

The average annual and hourly salaries for lawyers in the state of Rhode Island are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of lawyers among Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
$143,610
50th Percentile Wage
$106,610
25th Percentile Wage
$76,770
10th Percentile Wage
$60,470

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers in Rhode Island in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $143,610. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $106,610. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $60,470.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
$69.04
50th Percentile Wage
$51.25
25th Percentile Wage
$36.90
10th Percentile Wage
$29.07

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for lawyers in Rhode Island in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage is $69.04. The median hourly salary is $51.25. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29.07.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $106,610 23.72%
2013 $86,170 4.83%
2012 $82,200 -6.52%
2011 $87,930 -14.51%
2010 $102,850 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for lawyers in state of Rhode Island from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 3.66%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 4.83%. We also see in both 2011 and 2012 the salaries had negtive growth.

Table 4. Average Lawyer Wage in Rhode Island vs. Related Jobs

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Lawyers in Rhode Island Cities

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of lawyers in some Rhode Island cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of lawyers in state of Rhode Island ranges from $104,300 to $107,840. The highest paying area for lawyers in Rhode Island is Norwich-New London with a median annual salary of $107,840. The lowest paying area is Providence-Fall River-Warwick with a median annual salary of $104,300.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Norwich-New London
$107,840
Providence-Fall River-Warwick
$104,300

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