An Associate Attorney in Washington, District of Columbia earns an average salary of $107,990 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Complex Litigation Case Management, Intellectual Property (IP), and Negotiation. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.

$62,861 - $202,602
MEDIAN: $107,989

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$63,415 - $215,054  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 80
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Experience Affects Associate Attorney Salaries

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National Average

Skills That Affect Associate Attorney Salaries

Complex Litigation Case Management
up arrow 51%

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 48%

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Client Interaction
up arrow 1%

Legal Compliance
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National Average

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 14%

Legal Research
up arrow 17%

Legal Document Review
up arrow 28%

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 28%

Technical Writing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.


69 %
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 15%