Experienced Attorney / Lawyer Salary

Generous salaries abound for Experienced Attorneys , with average pay above six figures ($110K) per year. Overall cash earnings of Experienced Attorneys stretch from $67K to $219K; the final number can encompass up to $40K each from bonuses and profit sharing, with some enjoying commissions of almost $291K. While some workers in this profession — nearly one-fourth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and close to one-half have dental insurance. Men working as Experienced Attorneys who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 51 percent. The majority of Experienced Attorneys claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$64,860 - $193,950
$65K
$110K
$190K
MEDIAN: $109,580
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$29.00 - $287.34
$29
$52
$290
MEDIAN: $51.88
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Salary
$64,860 - $193,950  
   
Bonus
$248.32 - $40,359  
Profit Sharing
$62.58 - $40,268  
Commission
$-0.50 - $290,874  
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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$67,359 - $219,018  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,523
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$100$200$300
Hourly Rate
$29.00 - $287.34  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $213.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$200K$400K$600K
Bonus
$248.32 - $40,359  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $290,874  
Profit Sharing
$62.58 - $40,268  
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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$67,359 - $219,018  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 102

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $115,841

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Surpassing the national average by 46 percent, Experienced Attorneys in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Experienced Attorneys will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+44 percent), Miami (+35 percent), Washington (+31 percent), and New York (+12 percent). Boston is the lowest-paying area, 17 percent south of the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Atlanta (16 percent less) and San Diego (12 percent less).

Key Stats for Attorney / Lawyer

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 210 votes.
10-19 years
86%
20 years or more
14%
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Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer Salaries




▲8%

▲6%


▲4%


Regulatory Compliance
▲3%



National Average
$116,000



Technical Writing
▼8%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 210 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%