Experienced Attorney / Lawyer Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Experienced Attorneys , with median pay hovering around $108K per year. Cash earnings for Experienced Attorneys — which occasionally include more than $44K from bonuses and more than $46K from profit sharing — stretch from around $67K to approximately $234K. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men make up a slight majority of Experienced Attorneys (57 percent) who responded to the survey. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, around one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by approximately half. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$64,195 - $188,489
(Median)
$64K
$110K
$190K
MEDIAN: $107,815
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$33.53 - $277.98
(Median)
$34
$78
$280
MEDIAN: $78.00
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90%

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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.
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$64,195 - $188,489  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $43,977  
Profit Sharing
$1,079 - $46,369  
Commission
$0.00 - $30,639  
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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$67,137 - $233,918  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,682
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$100$200$300
Hourly Rate
$33.53 - $277.98  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $275.75  
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.
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$0$200K$400K$600K
Bonus
$0.00 - $43,977  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $30,639  
Profit Sharing
$1,079 - $46,369  
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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$67,137 - $233,918  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 211
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Pay Difference by Location


For Experienced Attorneys, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 36 percent above the national average. Experienced Attorneys will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+23 percent), Dallas (+18 percent), Seattle (+18 percent), and New York (+13 percent). The lowest-paying market is San Diego, which sits 2 percent below the national average.

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Skills That Affect Experienced Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 41%




Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 9%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 6%

Client Interaction
up arrow 1%

Negotiation
up arrow 1%

Technical Writing
up arrow 1%

National Average
$117,000

Research Analysis
up arrow 1%

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 2%

Legal Document Review
up arrow 3%

Insurance
up arrow 4%


Case Management
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 521 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 25%
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