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Lawyer Salary Information in Utah

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$49,500
25th Percentile Wage
$63,910
50th Percentile Wage
$95,110
75th Percentile Wage
$131,130
90th Percentile Wage
$186,000

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers in Utah in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $186,000. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $95,110. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $49,500.

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
$95,110
-0.91% -6.36%
2016
$95,980
-4.80% -
2015
$100,590
-1.13% -
2014
$101,730
0.95% -
2013
$100,760
-0.40% -
2012
$101,160
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Lawyers in Utah Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of lawyers in some Utah cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of lawyers in state of Utah ranges from $51,280 to $119,620. The highest paying area for lawyers in Utah is West Central Utah nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $119,620. The second highest paying city/area in Utah State is Northern Utah nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $119,000). The lowest paying area is Logan with a median annual salary of $51,280.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
West Central Utah nonmetropolitan area
$119,620
Northern Utah nonmetropolitan area
$119,000
Provo-Orem
$114,200
Salt Lake City
$98,410
St George
$78,420
South Western Utah nonmetropolitan area
$76,730
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area
$75,280
Ogden-Clearfield
$63,440
Logan
$51,280




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