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Attorney / Lawyer, (Law Firm) Salary

The average salary for an Attorney / Lawyer, (Law Firm) is $86,336 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
$49,117 - $165,962
(Median)
49K
86K
120K
170K
MEDIAN: $86,335
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$19.57 - $357.45
(Median)
65
200
360
MEDIAN: $65.00
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75%
90%

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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$49,117 - $165,962  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,639  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $193,916  
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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$50,127 - $195,773  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 241
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$120$240$360
Hourly Rate
$19.57 - $357.45  
   
Overtime
$36.85 - $203.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$240K$480K$720K
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,639  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $193,916  
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).
)
$50,127 - $195,773  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 16
United States (change)

Job Description for Attorney / Lawyer, (Law Firm)

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Attorney / Lawyer, (Law Firm)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer, (Law Firm) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$96,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 21%