Entry-Level Associate Attorney (Law Firm) Salary

Earnings for Entry-Level Associate Attorneys at Law Firms come in at around $74K annually on average. Cash earnings for Entry-Level Associate Attorneys at Law Firms — which occasionally include more than $24K from bonuses and more than $17K from profit sharing — stretch from around $49K to approximately $142K. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and nearly one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by approximately one-half. Women Entry-Level Associate Attorneys at Law Firms who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$48,073 - $137,350
$48K
$74K
$140K
MEDIAN: $73,784
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$13.18 - $221.92
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$220
MEDIAN: $25.43
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$0$141K
Salary $48,073 - $137,350
Bonus $206.08 - $24,433
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $16,583
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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$48,721 - $141,914
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 270
Hourly Data $0$221
Hourly Rate $13.18 - $221.92
Annual Data $0$141K
Bonus $206.08 - $24,433
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $16,583
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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$48,721 - $141,914
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 11

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $76,433

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 86 percent, Entry-Level Associate Attorneys at Law Firms in Washington receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Associate Attorneys at Law Firms can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+31 percent), New York (+31 percent), San Francisco (+27 percent), and Los Angeles (+13 percent). The lowest-paying market is Miami, which sits 9 percent below the national average.

Key Stats for Associate Attorney (Law Firm)

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
12%
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Skills That Affect Associate Attorney (Law Firm) Salaries

Complex Litigation Case Management
▲12%

Contract Negotiation
▲3%


National Average
$76,000

Negotiation
▼2%

Litigation Case Management
▼5%

Technical Writing
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
no benefits
None: 26%
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