Entry-Level Associate Attorneys at Law Firms can expect to earn an average of $73K annually. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Associate Attorneys at Law Firms bottoms out near $48K and approaches $157K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $25K from bonuses and almost $16K from profit sharing. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Associate Attorneys at Law Firms. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and slightly less than a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by half. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 52 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$47,109 - $142,669
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MEDIAN: $73,001
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$13.09 - $223.49
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$47,109 - $142,669  
   
Bonus
$513 - $24,804  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $16,107  
Total Pay (?
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$47,741 - $157,478  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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
$513 - $24,804  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $16,107  
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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$47,741 - $157,478  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $76,262

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With a pay rate for Entry-Level Associate Attorneys at Law Firms that is 106 percent greater than the national average, Washington offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Associate Attorneys at Law Firms can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+32 percent), New York (+30 percent), Boston (+28 percent), and San Francisco (+27 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 9 percent south of the national average, can be found in Miami.

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.
073
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
12%
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Skills That Affect Associate Attorney (Law Firm) Salaries

Complex Litigation Case Management
up arrow 16%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 7%

Legal Research
up arrow 3%

National Average
$76,000

Litigation Case Management
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Negotiation
up arrow 1%

Technical Writing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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