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Experienced Attorney / Lawyer Salary

Salaries for Experienced Attorneys are generous, with average pay above six figures ($118K) per year. The final incomes of Experienced Attorneys generally vary between $66K and $242K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses, profit sharing, and commissions as high as $42K, $51K, and $70K, respectively. Men working as Experienced Attorneys who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 58 percent. Nearly one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and slightly less than one-half claim dental coverage as well. Most Experienced Attorneys like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$62,539 - $187,587
(Median)
63K
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110K
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190K
MEDIAN: $107,770
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$34.91 - $276.10
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MEDIAN: $98.00
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National Salary Data

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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$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$62,539 - $187,587  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $42,412  
Profit Sharing
$1,963 - $51,064  
Commission
$-0.50 - $69,531  
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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$66,098 - $241,626  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,822
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$100$200$300
Hourly Rate
$34.91 - $276.10  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $270.00  
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 - $42,412  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $69,531  
Profit Sharing
$1,963 - $51,064  
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).
)
$66,098 - $241,626  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 236
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Pay Difference by Location


For Experienced Attorneys, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 30 percent above the national average. Experienced Attorneys will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+24 percent), Seattle (+19 percent), Dallas (+16 percent), and Atlanta (+12 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Boston, 15 percent below the national average.

Skills That Affect Experienced Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 44%


Leadership
up arrow 16%


Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 8%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 6%

Client Interaction
up arrow 2%

Research Analysis
up arrow 1%

Technical Writing
up arrow 1%

Negotiation
0%

National Average
$118,000

Litigation Case Management
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litigation
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Insurance
up arrow 5%


Case Management
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 669 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%