The average salary for an Entry-Level Associate Attorney in Los Angeles, California is $76,701 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Complex Litigation Case Management, Insurance, and Litigation Case Management.

$51,958 - $112,960
MEDIAN: $76,700

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$52,714 - $116,584  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 114

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About Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles County, California
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2,012,898 (50.7%)
Los Angeles (/lɒs ˈændʒəlᵻs/, Spanish for "The Angels"), officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the second-most populous city in the United States after New York City, the most populous city in California, and the county seat of Los Angeles County. Situated in Southern California, Los Angeles is known for its mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, sprawling metropolis, and as a major center of the American entertainment industry. Los Angeles lies in a large coastal basin surrounded on three sides by mountains reaching up to and over 10,000 feet (3,000 m). Historically home to the Chumash and Tongva, Los Angeles was claimed by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo for Spain in 1542 along with the rest of what would become Alta California. The city was officially founded on September 4, 1781, by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve. It became a part of Mexico in 1821 following the Mexican...
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Skills That Affect Associate Attorney Salaries

Complex Litigation Case Management
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Litigation Case Management
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Legal Research
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Legal Document Review
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Legal Compliance
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Technical Writing
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Intellectual Property (IP)
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Client Interaction
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National Average

Contract Negotiation
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Spanish Language
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.


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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
medical benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 20%