CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) — A new study revealed the top states where it is best to be a lawyer.

It may surprise you where the Mountain State ranks.

The study that was conducted by a law website called They analyzed several factors, which include demand, earnings, existing employment, and job vacancies for lawyers in every state.

These factors deem which states would be the best to work as a lawyer or in the field of law.

Coming in ninth in the study is West Virginia. Within in the Mountain State, the average lawyer salary is $107,380, with just 10.05% of this going towards rent in the state on average, the lowest in the top ten. Approximately, 0.25% of all job venues in the state were found to be for lawyers, also coming with a high demand for lawyers at 142 searches per 100,000 people.

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