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Lawyer Salary Information in Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$61,270
25th Percentile Wage
$82,370
50th Percentile Wage
$123,510
75th Percentile Wage
$161,910
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $161,910. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $123,510. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $61,270.

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
$123,510
-2.11% 6.30%
2016
$126,110
2.28% -
2015
$123,230
4.41% -
2014
$117,800
2.06% -
2013
$115,370
-0.31% -
2012
$115,730
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Lawyers in Virginia Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of lawyers in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of lawyers in state of Virginia ranges from $70,880 to $132,250. The highest paying area for lawyers in Virginia is Richmond with a median annual salary of $132,250. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Harrisonburg (mean annual salary $121,900). The lowest paying area is Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $70,880.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Richmond
$132,250
Harrisonburg
$121,900
Charlottesville
$99,600
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$98,700
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$91,570
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$88,230
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$87,950
Roanoke
$84,390
Danville
$81,000
Lynchburg
$77,690
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$76,280
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$71,330
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$70,880




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