Median pay for Attorneys in Phoenix, Ariz. is around $85K per year. Job satisfaction for Attorneys in Phoenix is high. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by nearly one-half. Men make up a slight majority of Phoenix Attorneys (56 percent) who responded to the survey. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$51,501 - $162,774
MEDIAN: $84,612

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$51,708 - $184,921  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 67

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About Phoenix, Arizona

Maricopa County, Arizona
786,833 (50.3%)
776,168 (49.7%)
Phoenix (/ˈfiːnᵻks/) is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. With 1,563,025 people (as of 2015), Phoenix is the sixth most populous city nationwide, the most populous state capital in the United States, and the only state capital with a population of more than 1 million residents. Phoenix is the anchor of the Phoenix metropolitan area, also known as the Valley of the Sun, which in turn is a part of the Salt River Valley. The metropolitan area is the 12th largest by population in the United States, with approximately 4.3 million people as of 2010. In addition, Phoenix is the county seat of Maricopa County and, at 517.9 square miles (1,341 km2), it is the largest city in the state, nearly twice the size of Tucson and one of the largest cities in the United States. Settled in 1867 as an agricultural community near the confluence of the...

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Pay by Experience Level for Attorney / Lawyer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $77K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $94K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $116K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $205K.

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Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

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National Average

Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Complex Litigation Case Management
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Research Analysis
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Case Management

National Average

Litigation Case Management
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Legal Research
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Client Interaction
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Legal Compliance
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Legal Document Review
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Contract Negotiation
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Job Satisfaction

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


44 %
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
medical benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 24%