Highest paid US attorneys.

 

Traditionally (and certainly centuries ago in England and throughout Europe), there were 3 “learned” professions – medicine, the church, and the law.

 

Whilst the mystique and ancient aura has faded a little over the years, it is certainly true to say that the law is still a lucrative and highly sought-after profession, which can offer the “called and chosen” few the golden ticket to the big bucks!

 

Nationwide, the average US lawyers’ salary is $94,000, but varies hugely from state to state.

 

Here, in ascending order, are the top-10 states for highest average salaries (as at April 2012, per Bureau of Labor Statistics):

 

10. Colorado ($131,800)

9. Virginia ($134,640)

8. Georgia ($136,040)

7. Pennsylvania ($137,910)

6. Illinois ($138,550)

5. Connecticut ($145,960)

4. New York ($151,080)

3. Delaware ($151,290)

2. California ($156,570)

1. District of Columbia ($161,050)

Florida was ranked 18th (at just under $80,000).

 

See some of the links below to see how much you could potentially earn in this profession – especially if with the right firm…..!

 

http://www.worldlawdirect.com/forum/attorneys-legal-ethics/26541-highest-paid-lawyers-united-states.html

http://www.deltasettlements.com/attorney-fee-structures

http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2010/pf/jobs/1010/gallery.best_jobs_highest_paid.moneymag/15.html

http://abovethelaw.com/2011/07/who-are-americas-best-paid-general-counsel/

 

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