Attorney, Solo Practitioner Salary

An Attorney, Solo Practitioner earns an average salary of $75,000 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$39,822 - $202,735
(Median)
$40K
$75K
$200K
MEDIAN: $75,000
10%
50%
90%

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$50.34 - $382.42
(Median)
$50
$150
$380
MEDIAN: $150
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$180K$360K$540K
Salary
$39,822 - $202,735  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $49,316  
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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$40,746 - $510,306  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 27
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$130$260$390
Hourly Rate
$50.34 - $382.42  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$260K$520K$780K
Bonus
$0.00 - $49,316  
   
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).
)
$40,746 - $510,306  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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Job Description for Attorney, Solo Practitioner

Solo practitioner attorneys are self-employed individuals work in a variety of areas of law. The educational requirements to become an attorney with a solo practice are similar to those of other types of attorneys, with a bachelor's and law degree required, as well as successfully passing the bar examine and being licensed to practice in their state.

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Attorney, Solo Practitioner Tasks

  • Gather evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions; evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments for presentation of cases.
  • Analyze and interpret laws, rulings and regulations with probable case outcomes for individuals and businesses.
  • Represent clients in court or before government agencies, present and summarize cases to judges and juries.
  • Advise clients in business transactions, claim liablility, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits or legal rights and obligations.
  • Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges and question witnesses during the course of a trial.

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Experience Affects Attorney, Solo Practitioner Salaries

National Average
$110,000

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Entry-Level
up arrow 31%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 18%
dental benefits
Dental: 7%
medical benefits
Vision: 4%
dental benefits
None: 82%
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