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Attorney / Lawyer Salary in San Diego, California (United States)

The average salary for an Attorney / Lawyer in San Diego, California is $79,750 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Complex Litigation Case Management, Negotiation, Technical Writing, and Insurance.
Attorney / Lawyer in San Diego, California Salary (?
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$56,205 - $145,846
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $79,750
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Attorney / Lawyer in San Diego, California Salary (?
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$22.85 - $255.32
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MEDIAN: $49.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$56,205 - $145,846  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,702  
Profit Sharing
$776 - $66,977  
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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$55,788 - $172,868  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 320
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$90$180$270
Hourly Rate
$22.85 - $255.32  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$180K$360K$540K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,702  
   
Profit Sharing
$776 - $66,977  
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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$55,788 - $172,868  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer in San Diego, California Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 65%
Experienced
up arrow 39%
National Average
$84,000

Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer in San Diego, California Salaries

Negotiation
up arrow 20%
Technical Writing
up arrow 18%
Insurance
up arrow 17%
Litigation Case Management
up arrow 7%
National Average
$84,000
Contract Negotiation
up arrow 1%
Legal Research
up arrow 2%
Client Interaction
up arrow 4%
Case Management
up arrow 6%
Research Analysis
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 68 votes.

Gender

Female
44%
female alumni
 
Male
56%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 21%