Did you ever wonder how much the average lawyer makes? Lawyers are known to be among the better paid professionals and they are often stereotyped as being filthy stinkin rich! And how about all the mothers who have lamented to their daughter, “I told you you should have married a lawyer!” So how much exactly does a lawyer make?
Based on a survey by Payscale.com the average annual salary in 2014 for an attorney/lawyer was $75,803. The range was $45,821-$169,259, with pay being closely tied to years of experience.
As a basis of comparison, the average annual salary for all workers is about $46k. I guess our mother’s were right….we should have married a lawyer! Or better yet, became one!