Attorney / Lawyer in San Diego, California Salary

An Attorney / Lawyer in San Diego, California earns an average salary of $86,709 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Intellectual Property (IP) and Complex Litigation Case Management.

$57,839 - $165,382
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$170K
MEDIAN: $82,888
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$19.96 - $201.34
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Salary
$57,839 - $165,382  
   
Bonus
$1,003 - $20,310  
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$51,825 - $186,018  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 98
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$19.96 - $201.34  
   
Overtime
$48.75  
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$1,003 - $20,310  
   
Total Pay (?
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$51,825 - $186,018  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 18

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About San Diego, California

San Diego County, California
1,394,907
Male:
693,826 (49.7%)
Female:
701,081 (50.3%)
San Diego /ˌsæn diːˈeɪɡoʊ/ (Spanish for "Saint Didacus") is a major city in California, United States. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,394,928 as of July 1, 2015, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California. It is part of the San Diego–Tijuana conurbation, the second-largest transborder agglomeration between the US and a bordering country after Detroit–Windsor, with a population of 4,922,723 people. San Diego is known as "the birthplace of California" and is known for its mild year-round climate, natural deep-water harbor, extensive beaches, long association with the United States Navy and recent emergence as a healthcare and biotechnology development center. Historically home to the Kumeyaay people, San Diego was the first site visited...
San Diego:
$67,871
California:
$64,500
$1,444
San Diego:
$526,900
California:
$449,100
4.5%

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Pay by Experience Level for Attorney / Lawyer

Pay by Experience for an Attorney / Lawyer has a positive trend. An entry-level Attorney / Lawyer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 65 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Attorney / Lawyer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $103,000 based on 34 salaries. An experienced Attorney / Lawyer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 26 salaries. An Attorney / Lawyer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $210,000 based on 10 salaries.

Key Stats for Attorney / Lawyer

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

▲140%

▲18%

▲16%

National Average
$88,000

▼17%

Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Intellectual Property (IP)
▲73%


Insurance
▲8%

Legal Compliance
▲8%

Legal Document Review
▲5%


National Average
$88,000





▼15%

Spanish Language
▼21%


Technical Writing
▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
no benefits
None: 20%
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