Attorney / Lawyer in San Francisco Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Attorneys in San Francisco , with median pay hovering around $117K per year. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most San Francisco Attorneys. Women make up a slight majority of Attorneys in San Francisco, Calif. (55 percent) survey respondents. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to one-half. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$68,142 - $194,483
(Median)
$68K
$120K
$190K
MEDIAN: $117,017
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$20.35 - $107.00
(Median)
$20
$50
$110
MEDIAN: $49.00
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90%

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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$68,142 - $194,483  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,228  
Profit Sharing
$6,000  
Total Pay (?
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$68,015 - $208,350  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 216
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$20.35 - $107.00  
   
Overtime
$73.19  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,228  
   
Profit Sharing
$6,000  
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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$68,015 - $208,350  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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Pay by Experience Level for Attorney / Lawyer

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


Attorneys in San Francisco, Calif. who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Individuals with fewer than five years of experience earn $96K on average, but those in the five-to-10 year group see a six-figure median of $135K. Attorneys in San Francisco claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $166K. Attorneys in San Francisco, Calif. who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $180K.

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Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 49%


Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$121,000


Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 33%

Complex Litigation Case Management
up arrow 30%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 24%

Leadership
up arrow 24%

Insurance
up arrow 21%


Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 10%

Research Analysis
up arrow 5%

Technical Writing
up arrow 3%

Negotiation
up arrow 1%

Litigation Case Management
0%

National Average
$121,000

Legal Research
up arrow 2%

Legal Document Review
up arrow 4%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 4%

Case Management
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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