Entry-Level Associate Attorney (Law Firm) Salary

Entry-Level Associate Attorneys at Law Firms can expect wages of $68K per year on average. Cash earnings for Entry-Level Associate Attorneys at Law Firms — including $15K in bonuses and $39K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $44K to $140K depending on individual performance. The majority of Entry-Level Associate Attorneys at Law Firms claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women Entry-Level Associate Attorneys at Law Firms who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Some workers in this field — one in five — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by half. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$44,361 - $134,033

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$14.37 - $58.17

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,361 - $134,033  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,686  
Profit Sharing
$705 - $39,149  
Commission
$-0.50 - $28,284  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$44,391 - $140,154  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 951
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.37 - $58.17  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $41.22  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,686  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $28,284  
Profit Sharing
$705 - $39,149  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$44,391 - $140,154  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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Pay Difference by Location


Washington offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Associate Attorneys at Law Firms, 44 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Associate Attorneys at Law Firms will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+38 percent), Houston (+18 percent), Philadelphia (+14 percent), and New York (+13 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 3 percent south of the national average, can be found in Chicago.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Associate Attorney (Law Firm) Salaries

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 56%

Complex Litigation Case Management
up arrow 11%

Litigation Case Management
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National Average
$70,000

Technical Writing
up arrow 1%

Negotiation
up arrow 1%

Legal Research
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 175 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 20%
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