The way lawyers are paid varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
But when it comes to the salaries of professional lawyers, New York, California and Pennsylvania all pay at least twice the national average.
Here are some of the biggest differences in what you can expect to pay in each state.
In New York State, attorneys in the state make between $140,000 and $175,000 per year, according to data from the New York Attorney General’s Office.
In Pennsylvania, the average is $140.6 million per year.
But in New York it’s closer to $120 million per decade.
In California, a law firm can only make up to $150,000 in an annual salary.
The California Attorney General makes about $155,000, according a state report.
In the rest of the U.S., attorneys make about $160,000.
In Texas, an attorney can make anywhere from $110,000 to $140 the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.
In other words, in Texas, a $100,000 salary is $50,000 less than a $140k salary in New Mexico.
In Connecticut, an individual can make up for an attorney’s salary of $130,000 if they’re a full-time student and not working on an adjunct basis.
That is, they earn more than full- or part-time students.
In contrast, in the other states, an employee can only earn $150k, even if they are working part- or full- time on an hourly basis.
In Maine, an employer is required to pay a minimum wage and health insurance for employees working on a full or part time basis.
But employees in that state are paid in the federal government’s official inflation-adjusted dollars.
That means they only earn about $40k in state government dollars.
In Minnesota, an average of $75,000 a year is the typical federal minimum salary.
But an individual with that job earns more than $90,000 annually.
And in Massachusetts, an annual wage is not necessarily the minimum that an individual has to meet.
A minimum-wage worker in the Massachusetts economy, for example, can earn $120,000 at the state minimum wage, according the state’s Employment and Labor Department.
In Washington, an hourly worker makes $8.60 per hour.
An hourly worker in New Jersey, for instance, makes $9.30 per hour, according Toomey.
In Massachusetts, workers can make more than half that much.
In Maryland, an hour-long workweek of 45 hours is the average for a private-sector job in the nation, according The Washington Post.
That’s up from 45 hours for an hourly employee, and up from 40 hours for a full time employee, according an average.
But a person with a 30-hour workweek can earn about the same as a 40-hour employee in a full day’s work, according one economist.
In Nevada, the minimum wage is $7 per hour and an hourly minimum wage worker makes between $15 and $20 an hour, while an hourly private-worker worker earns about $12 an hour per hour at the federal poverty level, according data from The Washington Fed.
In Rhode Island, an adult with a bachelor’s degree or higher can make between 60,000-70,000 dollars annually from a full year’s work.
In a similar situation in Maryland, someone with a high school diploma earns between $26,000-$28,000 for a bachelor of arts degree and between $33,000 or more for a master’s degree.
In Florida, an experienced professional is entitled to a state income tax credit equal to 10 percent of his or her salary plus 5 percent of the state gross receipts.
This means that an employee who works 40 hours a week can earn a total of $35,000 tax credits.
That makes a total income of $50.
If an employee worked 40 hours, but earned $100 an hour from the state income-tax credit, they could receive a credit of $2,000 toward their state taxes, according Data Center for Public Data.
In Kentucky, an associate of a lawyer makes between the minimum federal and state minimum wages of $20,000 ($21,500 in New England states and $23,500 nationally).
An associate of an attorney who has less than an associate’s degree makes between 40,000 (in New England and $42,000 nationally) and 60,00 ($55,000) per year from his or herself, according American Bar Association data.
In Indiana, an assistant attorney general is eligible to earn between $40,000 plus 10 percent ($50,600) and $50