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…..!
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