Entry-Level Associate Attorney (Law Firm) Salary

Entry-Level Associate Attorneys at Law Firms take home an average $74K per year. With some bonuses approaching $25K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $20K, overall incomes of Entry-Level Associate Attorneys at Law Firms spread between $48K and $157K depending on individual performance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 52 percent. Slightly less than a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and around half claim dental coverage as well. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$47,903 - $142,262
$48K
$74K
$140K
MEDIAN: $73,794
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$13.09 - $223.49
$13
$28
$220
MEDIAN: $27.50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$47,903 - $142,262  
   
Bonus
$511 - $24,832  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $19,574  
Total Pay (?
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$48,290 - $157,478  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 235
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$80$160$240
Hourly Rate
$13.09 - $223.49  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$160K$320K$480K
Bonus
$511 - $24,832  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $19,574  
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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$48,290 - $157,478  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $76,454

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For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Associate Attorneys at Law Firms in Washington enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 86 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Associate Attorneys at Law Firms will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+31 percent), New York (+31 percent), San Francisco (+27 percent), and Los Angeles (+13 percent). In Miami, salaries are 9 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

Key Stats for Associate Attorney (Law Firm)

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
76%
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 20 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
no benefits
None: 28%