Six-figure salaries are the norm for Experienced Attorneys , with median pay hovering around $111K per year. With some bonuses and profit sharing proceeds approaching $40K each, total incomes of Experienced Attorneys generally range from $68K to $229K depending on individual performance. Health benefits are not claimed by all — about a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and about one-half have dental, too. Men make up a slight majority of Experienced Attorneys (54 percent) who responded to the survey. Work is enjoyable for Experienced Attorneys, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$65,669 - $195,252
(Median)
$66K
$110K
$200K
MEDIAN: $111,021
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$30.19 - $297.70
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$30
$62
$300
MEDIAN: $61.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$65,669 - $195,252  
   
Bonus
$479.20 - $40,302  
Profit Sharing
$256.50 - $39,149  
Commission
$16,000  
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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$67,924 - $228,533  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,580
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$100$200$300
Hourly Rate
$30.19 - $297.70  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $216.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$200K$400K$600K
Bonus
$479.20 - $40,302  
   
Commission
$16,000  
Profit Sharing
$256.50 - $39,149  
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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$67,924 - $228,533  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 112
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $117,738

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Home to some of the best pay for Experienced Attorneys, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 56 percent above the national average. Experienced Attorneys will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+41 percent), Miami (+30 percent), Washington (+27 percent), and New York (+12 percent). Trailing the national average by 14 percent, San Diego is the market with the smallest paychecks. Minneapolis and Boston are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries tend to be 13 percent less than the median.

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Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 47%




Negotiation
up arrow 3%

Insurance
up arrow 3%

Client Interaction
up arrow 1%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 1%

Litigation Case Management
0%

Regulatory Compliance
0%

National Average
$118,000

Research Analysis
up arrow 2%

Legal Document Review
up arrow 4%

Technical Writing
up arrow 10%



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 221 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
medical benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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