The average annual salary of legal occupations is shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare the median salaries of all legal occupations in the United States. The legal occupations salary statistics are from the national compensation survey published by BLS in May 2015 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for legal occupations. The salary is shown in 5 percentile scales. The average word.annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) legal occupations is $133,430. The median annual salary is $76,860. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,840.
Table 2 shows the median annual wage of all legal occupations in the United States. We note that the median annual salaries vary considerably among legal professions and range from $43,080 to $115,140. The highest paid legal occupations are judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates with a median annual salary of $115,140. The lowest paid legal occupations in the United States are title examiners, abstractors, and searchers with a median annual salary of $43,080. For more salary information about a specific legal profession, use the links in the table.
|Occupation Group||Median Annual Salary|
|Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates|| |
|Lawyers and Judicial Law Clerks|| |
|Lawyers, Judges, and Related Workers|| |
|Judges, Magistrates, and Other Judicial Workers|| |
|Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers|| |
|Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators|| |
|Other Legal Support Workers|| |
|Court Reporters|| |
|Judicial Law Clerks|| |
|Paralegals and Legal Assistants|| |
|Legal Support Workers|| |
|Miscellaneous Legal Support Workers|| |
|Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers|| |