Bloomberg Law
Aug. 10, 2019, 7:02 AM

Lawyers’ Recent Stagnant Wages Highlighted in ABA Profile

Melissa Heelan Stanzione
Melissa Heelan Stanzione

Lawyers’ wages grew slower than inflation from 2017 to 2018, according to data in the American Bar Association’s first annual profile of the legal profession.

The average lawyer’s salary rose 1.6%, which is a little lower than the 2.1% rate of inflation for the same period.

The ABA released the 99-page report on Aug. 10 at its annual meeting in San Francisco. Its goal is “to provide authoritative data for those involved in and covering the legal profession, including lawyers, academics and journalists.” The ABA intends to update it annually.

The ABA has introduced a number of new measures this ...

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