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Lawyer Salary Information in West Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,040
25th Percentile Wage
$65,210
50th Percentile Wage
$84,430
75th Percentile Wage
$106,910
90th Percentile Wage
$154,450

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers in West Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $154,450. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $84,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,040.

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
$84,430
-2.44% 11.48%
2016
$86,490
0.53% -
2015
$86,030
7.52% -
2014
$79,560
2.15% -
2013
$77,850
3.99% -
2012
$74,740
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Lawyers in West Virginia Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of lawyers in some West Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of lawyers in state of West Virginia ranges from $70,830 to $161,890. The highest paying area for lawyers in West Virginia is Washington-Arlington-Alexandria with a median annual salary of $161,890. The second highest paying city/area in West Virginia State is Wheeling (mean annual salary $100,120). The lowest paying area is Winchester with a median annual salary of $70,830.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria
$161,890
Wheeling
$100,120
Morgantown
$92,850
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna
$89,450
Charleston
$84,250
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$83,780
Hagerstown-Martinsburg
$81,410
Huntington-Ashland
$80,560
Cumberland
$80,080
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$74,210
Steubenville-Weirton
$71,610
Winchester
$70,830




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