Experienced Attorney / Lawyer Salary

Experienced Attorneys can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $110K) surpassing six figures annually. The final incomes of Experienced Attorneys generally vary between $68K and $242K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses, profit sharing, and commissions as high as $44K, $41K, and $101K, respectively. Men working as Experienced Attorneys who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 57 percent. For the most part, Experienced Attorneys enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — about one in four — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and roughly one-half have dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$65,692 - $194,333
(Median)
$66K
$110K
$190K
MEDIAN: $110,142
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$33.48 - $274.63
(Median)
$33
$78
$270
MEDIAN: $77.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$65,692 - $194,333  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $43,877  
Profit Sharing
$1,023 - $40,772  
Commission
$0.00 - $101,367  
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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$68,431 - $242,214  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,782
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$100$200$300
Hourly Rate
$33.48 - $274.63  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $266.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$200K$400K$600K
Bonus
$0.00 - $43,877  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $101,367  
Profit Sharing
$1,023 - $40,772  
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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$68,431 - $242,214  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 210
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $118,372

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Experienced Attorneys will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 40 percent. Experienced Attorneys can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+25 percent), Washington (+25 percent), Los Angeles (+19 percent), and Miami (+15 percent). In San Diego, salaries are 4 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Indianapolis and Denver are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 4 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively.

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Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 41%




Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 6%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 3%

Client Interaction
up arrow 1%

Negotiation
0%

Legal Document Review
0%

National Average
$118,000

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 2%

Insurance
up arrow 2%

Research Analysis
up arrow 3%

Technical Writing
up arrow 4%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 509 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
medical benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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