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Lawyer Salary Information in Alaska

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers in Alaska in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $171,350. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $115,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $74,710.

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
0.79% 6.39%
2.17% -
3.80% -
-0.83% -
0.58% -
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Lawyers in Alaska Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of lawyers in some Alaska cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of lawyers in state of Alaska ranges from $108,700 to $121,720. The highest paying area for lawyers in Alaska is Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $121,720. The second highest paying city/area in Alaska State is Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $116,510). The lowest paying area is Fairbanks with a median annual salary of $108,700.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area
Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area


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