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Experienced Attorney / Lawyer Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Experienced Attorneys , with median pay hovering around $108K per year. The final incomes of Experienced Attorneys generally vary between $66K and $239K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses, profit sharing, and commissions as high as $43K, $50K, and $30K, respectively. Health benefits are not claimed by all — approximately one in four lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and a little less than one-half have dental, too. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Experienced Attorneys making up 58 percent of survey respondents. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$63,062 - $188,328
(Median)
$63K
$110K
$190K
MEDIAN: $108,390
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50%
90%

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$35.09 - $283.73
(Median)
$35
$98
$280
MEDIAN: $97.00
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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
$63,062 - $188,328  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $42,968  
Profit Sharing
$1,919 - $49,817  
Commission
$0.00 - $30,201  
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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$66,471 - $239,112  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,700
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.
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$0$100$200$300
Hourly Rate
$35.09 - $283.73  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $273.69  
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 - $42,968  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $30,201  
Profit Sharing
$1,919 - $49,817  
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).
)
$66,471 - $239,112  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 218

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Pay Difference by Location


For Experienced Attorneys, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 34 percent above the national average. Experienced Attorneys will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+22 percent), Tampa (+19 percent), Dallas (+18 percent), and Seattle (+13 percent). Trailing the national average by 14 percent, Boston is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Skills That Affect Experienced Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 41%

Leadership
up arrow 18%



Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 7%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 5%

Client Interaction
up arrow 1%

Negotiation
up arrow 1%

Technical Writing
0%

Legal Document Review
0%

National Average
$118,000

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 1%

Research Analysis
up arrow 2%

Insurance
up arrow 5%


Case Management
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 589 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 25%