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Experienced Attorney / Lawyer Salary

On average, Experienced Attorneys earn six-figure salaries ($109K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. In the world of Experienced Attorneys, total cash compensation ranges from $67K on the lower end to $240K on the higher end; this includes bonuses that reach $43K and profit sharing that approaches $51K in rare cases, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $30K. The majority of Experienced Attorneys claim high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — approximately one in four lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and close to one-half have dental, too. Men working as Experienced Attorneys who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 58 percent. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$63,687 - $189,183
(Median)
$64K
$110K
$190K
MEDIAN: $108,564
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$34.84 - $277.31
(Median)
$35
$90
$280
MEDIAN: $90
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$63,687 - $189,183  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $43,108  
Profit Sharing
$1,497 - $51,355  
Commission
$0.00 - $30,201  
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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$67,031 - $239,508  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,677
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$100$200$300
Hourly Rate
$34.84 - $277.31  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $273.69  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$200K$400K$600K
Bonus
$0.00 - $43,108  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $30,201  
Profit Sharing
$1,497 - $51,355  
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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$67,031 - $239,508  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 219

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Pay Difference by Location


For Experienced Attorneys, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Experienced Attorneys will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+21 percent), Seattle (+21 percent), Dallas (+16 percent), and New York (+14 percent). San Diego is the lowest-paying area, 1 percent south of the national average.

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Skills That Affect Experienced Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 40%

Leadership
up arrow 17%



Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 7%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 5%

Client Interaction
up arrow 1%

Negotiation
up arrow 1%

Legal Document Review
up arrow 1%

Technical Writing
0%

National Average
$118,000

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 1%

Research Analysis
up arrow 2%

Insurance
up arrow 5%


Case Management
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 562 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 25%
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