Experienced Attorney / Lawyer Salary

Average pay for an Experienced Attorney is considerable, rounding six figures at $108K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing, each hitting highs of $44K, total cash payment to Experienced Attorneys can bottom out at $67K or peak near $233K. Male Experienced Attorneys are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 57 percent of the field. Although a fair number have medical coverage and half have dental coverage, close to a fourth claim no health benefits at all. The majority of Experienced Attorneys claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$64,232 - $188,617
(Median)
$64K
$110K
$190K
MEDIAN: $107,883
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$32.97 - $278.43
(Median)
$33
$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
$64,232 - $188,617  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $43,625  
Profit Sharing
$1,036 - $44,042  
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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$67,086 - $233,411  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,673
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$100$200$300
Hourly Rate
$32.97 - $278.43  
   
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 - $43,625  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $30,639  
Profit Sharing
$1,036 - $44,042  
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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$67,086 - $233,411  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 213
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Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 37 percent, Experienced Attorneys in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Experienced Attorneys will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+23 percent), Dallas (+17 percent), Seattle (+14 percent), and New York (+13 percent). San Diego ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 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 8%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 5%

Technical Writing
up arrow 2%

Client Interaction
up arrow 1%

Negotiation
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 514 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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