Attorney / Lawyer, (Law Firm) Salary

An Attorney / Lawyer, (Law Firm) earns an average salary of $87,947 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
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$49,364 - $169,533
(Median)
$49K
$88K
$170K
MEDIAN: $87,946
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$49,364 - $169,533  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,853  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $195,743  
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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$50,131 - $188,843  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 182
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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.

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Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer, (Law Firm) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 45%

Experienced
up arrow 31%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$95,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 22%
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