Experienced Attorney / Lawyer Salary

Average pay for an Experienced Attorney is considerable, rounding six figures at $108K per year. Total cash earnings of Experienced Attorneys range from $67K near the bottom to $233K near the top, where some exceptional performers can get $42K each from bonuses and profit sharing, plus, in very few cases, commissions exceeding $31K. Work is enjoyable for Experienced Attorneys, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and about one-half get dental coverage, too. Men working as Experienced Attorneys who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 57 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$64,359 - $188,957

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$32.90 - $278.76

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$64,359 - $188,957  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $41,698  
Profit Sharing
$1,041 - $40,547  
Commission
$0.00 - $30,913  
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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$67,165 - $232,826  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,678
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$100$200$300
Hourly Rate
$32.90 - $278.76  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $275.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$200K$400K$600K
Bonus
$0.00 - $41,698  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $30,913  
Profit Sharing
$1,041 - $40,547  
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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$67,165 - $232,826  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 212
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Pay Difference by Location


For Experienced Attorneys, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 38 percent greater than the national average. Experienced Attorneys will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+23 percent), Dallas (+17 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), and New York (+12 percent). With compensation 10 percent below the national average, Boston is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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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

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 2%

Research Analysis
up arrow 2%

Insurance
up arrow 4%

Legal Document Review
up arrow 5%


Case Management
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 507 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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