Experienced Attorney / Lawyer Salary

On average, Experienced Attorneys earn six-figure salaries ($112K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Cash earnings of Experienced Attorneys can occasionally include $40K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $68K to almost $224K. Male Experienced Attorneys are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 51 percent of the field. While some workers in this profession — roughly a fourth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and around half have dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Experienced Attorneys, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$65,547 - $195,153
$66K
$110K
$200K
MEDIAN: $111,581
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50%
90%

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$29.88 - $300.64
$30
$69
$300
MEDIAN: $68.76
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$0$224K
Salary $65,547 - $195,153
Bonus $289.06 - $40,421
Profit Sharing $456.15 - $42,412
Commission $150.00 - $175,000
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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$68,293 - $224,018
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,554
Hourly Data $0$300
Hourly Rate $29.88 - $300.64
Overtime $0.00 - $251.68
Annual Data $0$224K
Bonus $289.06 - $40,421
Commission $150.00 - $175,000
Profit Sharing $456.15 - $42,412
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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$68,293 - $224,018
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 105

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $118,250

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Experienced Attorneys, 43 percent higher than the national average. Experienced Attorneys will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+41 percent), Miami (+32 percent), Washington (+28 percent), and New York (+10 percent). Boston is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 19 percent. Below-median salaries also turn up in Atlanta and San Diego (18 percent lower and 14 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Attorney / Lawyer

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 234 votes.
10-19 years
85%
20 years or more
15%
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Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer Salaries




▲6%

▲4%


▲2%


Regulatory Compliance
▲1%


National Average
$118,000




Technical Writing
▼10%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 234 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 24%
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