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Attorney / Lawyer Salary in San Francisco

Salaries for Attorneys in San Francisco are generous, with average pay above six figures ($111K) per year. For the most part, San Francisco Attorneys enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 56 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$65,346 - $188,992
(Median)
$65K
$110K
$190K
MEDIAN: $110,500
10%
50%
90%

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$20.35 - $122.00
(Median)
$20
$45
$120
MEDIAN: $45.00
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50%
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$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$65,346 - $188,992  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $28,723  
Profit Sharing
$610 - $8,067  
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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$63,298 - $204,315  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 235
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$20.35 - $122.00  
   
Overtime
$63.87 - $77.42  
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$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $28,723  
   
Profit Sharing
$610 - $8,067  
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).
)
$63,298 - $204,315  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29

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Pay by Experience Level for Attorney / Lawyer in San Francisco, California

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


Attorneys in San Francisco generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Although employees with less than five years' experience earn around $94K on average, the five-to-10 year group has a much higher, six-figure median of $131K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $157K in this role. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $187K.

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Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer in San Francisco, California Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 56%

Experienced
up arrow 31%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$120,000


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

Leadership
up arrow 34%

Complex Litigation Case Management
up arrow 30%

Insurance
up arrow 29%

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 18%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 11%

Client Interaction
up arrow 5%

Technical Writing
up arrow 4%

Negotiation
up arrow 4%

Research Analysis
up arrow 1%

Legal Research
0%

Case Management
0%

National Average
$120,000

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 1%

Legal Document Review
up arrow 1%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 3%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 17%