Experienced Attorney / Lawyer Salary

Experienced Attorneys receive generous compensation — earning an average of $110K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Overall cash earnings of Experienced Attorneys stretch from $68K near the bottom to $218K on the more lucrative end; these packages can sometimes encompass potential bonuses and profit sharing of almost $39K each, along with commissions approaching $291K in rare cases. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Close to a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and roughly one-half claim dental coverage as well. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Experienced Attorneys making up 52 percent of survey respondents. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$65,189 - $194,128
$65K
$110K
$190K
MEDIAN: $110,082
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$29.08 - $285.39
$29
$52
$290
MEDIAN: $51.88
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Salary
$65,189 - $194,128  
   
Bonus
$204.26 - $39,340  
Profit Sharing
$443.85 - $39,866  
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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$67,589 - $218,242  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,594
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$100$200$300
Hourly Rate
$29.08 - $285.39  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $212.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$200K$400K$600K
Bonus
$204.26 - $39,340  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $290,874  
Profit Sharing
$443.85 - $39,866  
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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$67,589 - $218,242  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 104

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $116,336

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Experienced Attorneys will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 47 percent. Experienced Attorneys will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+43 percent), Miami (+33 percent), Washington (+31 percent), and New York (+14 percent). Atlanta is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 15 percent. Employers in Denver and Boston also lean toward paying below-median salaries (14 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Attorney / Lawyer

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 216 votes.
10-19 years
87%
20 years or more
13%
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Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Intellectual Property (IP)
▲40%


▲8%

Insurance
▲7%


▲3%





Regulatory Compliance
▲1%

National Average
$116,000



Technical Writing
▼11%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 216 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Common Health Benefits

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