Attorney / Lawyer, (Law Firm) Salary (United States)

An Attorney / Lawyer, (Law Firm) earns an average salary of $88,317 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. A skill in Litigation Case Management is associated with high pay for this job.
Attorney / Lawyer, (Law Firm) Total Pay (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$48,800 - $169,388
(Median)
49K
88K
120K
170K
MEDIAN: $88,317
10%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site
Attorney / Lawyer, (Law Firm) Total Pay (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$13.56 - $354.79
(Median)
60
200
350
MEDIAN: $60
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site

National Salary Data

 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$48,800 - $169,388  
   
Bonus
$51.06 - $25,816  
Profit Sharing
$2,182 - $103,646  
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).
)
$49,747 - $196,491  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 309
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$120$240$360
Hourly Rate
$13.56 - $354.79  
   
Overtime
$36.85 - $203.47  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$240K$480K$720K
Bonus
$51.06 - $25,816  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,182 - $103,646  
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).
)
$49,747 - $196,491  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 309
Is Attorney / Lawyer, (Law Firm) your job title? Get a personalized salary report!
Location:
United States (change)
Years in Field/Career:
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.
Read more about: Attorneys / Lawyers
Common Career Paths for Attorney / Lawyer, (Law Firm)

Attorney / Lawyer, (Law Firm) Job Listings

Search for more jobs:
job title / company
location
Pay by Experience Level for Attorney / Lawyer, (Law Firm)
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Los Angeles
up arrow 19%
New York
up arrow 6%
National Average
$97,000
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer, (Law Firm) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 26%
Late-Career
up arrow 26%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$97,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 27%

Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer, (Law Firm) Salaries

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 15%
National Average
$97,000
Legal Research
up arrow 36%
Job Satisfaction
Highly satisfied Image
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 84 votes.
Gender
Female
49%
female alumni
 
Male
51%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
11%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 20%
Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid
Job Title:
Years in Field/Career:
Location:
United States (change)
- OR -