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Bar Exam Statistics

Bar Exam Statistics Data
Average number of people who pass the bar exam each year 55,200
Total number of licensed lawyers / attorneys nationwide 1,268,011
Average price fee for taking the Bar Exam $300
Average pass rate of the Bar Exam 76.5 %
National average Bar Exam score 1,380
Median Lawyer / Attorney salary nationwide $113,530
Average lowest paid attorney salary $54,310
States Ranked by Passing Rate Passing Rate
Montana 89 %
Wisconsin 89 %
Missouri 87 %
Iowa 87 %
Minnesota 86 %
New Hampshire 84 %
Oklahoma 84 %
Illinois 84 %
Kansas 84 %
New Mexico 84 %
Maine 84 %
Nebraska 81 %
Massachusetts 80 %
Mississippi 79 %
North Dakota 78 %
Ohio 78 %
Kentucky 77 %
Georgia 77 %
Texas 77 %
Michigan 77 %
Pennsylvania 76 %
Indiana 76 %
New Jersey 76 %
Connecticut 75 %
Arizona 74 %
Colorado 74 %
Maryland 72 %
Virginia 71 %
Wyoming 70 %
Washington 70 %
Florida 69 %
Oregon 69 %
North Carolina 69 %
Oklahoma 68 %
West Virginia 68 %
Vermont 68 %
Alaska 67 %
Alabama 66 %
New York 66 %
Louisiana 64 %
Washington DC 46 %
California 41 %
Highest Paying Cities for Lawyers Average Salary
San Jose, California $184,770
Dothan, Alabama $174,730
San Francisco, California $174,440
Danbury, Connecticut $172,590
New York City, New York $165,660
Statistic & Data References
Sources: Board of Law Examiners, American Bar Association
Date research was conducted: September 8th, 2014