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Lawyer Salary Information in Wisconsin

The average annual and hourly salaries for lawyers in the state of Wisconsin are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of lawyers amongst Wisconsin 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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Lawyers in Wisconsin

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$184,270
75th Percentile Wage
$128,990
50th Percentile Wage
$83,860
25th Percentile Wage
$55,970
10th Percentile Wage
$46,400

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $184,270. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $83,860. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $46,400.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$88.59
75th Percentile Wage
$62.02
50th Percentile Wage
$40.32
25th Percentile Wage
$26.91
10th Percentile Wage
$22.31

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for lawyers in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $88.59. The median hourly salary is $40.32. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22.31.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $83,860 -3.56%
2013 $86,960 -2.83%
2012 $89,490 -1.82%
2011 $91,150 -0.02%
2010 $91,170 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for lawyers in state of Wisconsin from 2010 to 2014. We note that in 2013 the average salary decreased by -2.83%.We also see in both 2011 and 2012 the salaries had negtive growth.

Table 4. Average Lawyer Wage in Wisconsin vs. Related Jobs

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Lawyers in Wisconsin Cities

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of lawyers in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of lawyers in state of Wisconsin ranges from $63,300 to $152,460. The highest paying area for lawyers in Wisconsin is Lake County-Kenosha County with a median annual salary of $152,460. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington (mean annual salary $116,350). The lowest paying area is Appleton with a median annual salary of $63,300.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lake County-Kenosha County
$152,460
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$116,350
Madison
$94,040
Eau Claire
$93,770
Duluth
$91,180
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$85,350
Oshkosh-Neenah
$85,070
La Crosse
$84,980
Racine
$83,790
Wausau
$83,320
Fond du Lac
$82,510
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$78,920
Green Bay
$76,430
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$75,510
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$74,610
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$74,120
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$72,490
Sheboygan
$70,340
Janesville
$70,010
Appleton
$63,300

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