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In the law field, salaries tend to increase in predictable increments as the lawyer gains in experience and seniority. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median annual income for all lawyers was $114,970 in May 2014. The lowest paid 10 percent made less than $55,400 and the top 10 percent made more than $187,199. Higher salaries are generally found in major urban areas at large firms with 75 or more lawyers.

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