A recent poll taken by the Florida Bar shows the average income of lawyers in Florida has risen to $110,000 during the past two years. That is up from $100,000 in 2003. The rise in income does not appear to be the result of additional hours at the office. The same poll showed that private practice lawyers spent around 50 hours per week in the office in 2005-2006. That number is roughly the same as those reported for the last six (6) years.
Other income statistics of note show the following median incomes for the corresponding years: $85,000(2001); $82,000(1999); $75,000(1997).
A good time to go to law school! Might I put in a plug for my Alma Mater, Florida State University.