Lawyers

Lawyers advise and represent individuals, businesses, and government agencies on legal issues and disputes.

$119,250

Median US Salary

Doctoral or professional degree

Minimum education requirement

Outlook for Lawyers

Currently employed

628,370

In the U.S. Total

Job Growth

8%

2016 - 2026 growth rate

Jobs added

50,000 or more

Estimated over the next 10 years

Lawyers Job Listings

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Median Salary by State for Lawyers

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10 Highest Paying States

(Median salary)

District of Columbia $161,900

California $149,670

New York $142,990

Massachusetts $134,230

Connecticut $130,260

Texas $125,890

Virginia $123,510

Nevada $121,390

Colorado $120,840

New Jersey $118,250

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Maxxing your 401k as Lawyers

All numbers based on median salary

% to Max 401k

15.9%

Per paycheck

$729.26

Bi-Weekly Pay Period

Gross Income $4,586.54
Pre Tax Retirement $729.26
Before Taxes $3,857.28
Taxes $1,157.18
Take Home $2,700.10

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