Compensation for San Francisco Attorneys is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($110K). Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Attorneys in San Francisco. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Attorneys in San Francisco, Calif. making up 55 percent of survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$68,748 - $196,906
(Median)
$69K
$110K
$200K
MEDIAN: $110,294
10%
50%
90%

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$50.87 - $124.59
(Median)
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$56
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MEDIAN: $55.00
50%

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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$68,748 - $196,906  
   
Bonus
$979 - $49,665  
Profit Sharing
$7,190  
Total Pay (?
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$69,979 - $243,134  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 99
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$55.62  
   
Overtime
$42.50  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Bonus
$979 - $49,665  
   
Profit Sharing
$7,190  
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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$69,979 - $243,134  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 8
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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 seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of San Francisco Attorneys. Individuals with fewer than five years of experience earn $97K on average, but those in the five-to-10 year group see a six-figure median of $130K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $183K in this role. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $208K.

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Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 75%



National Average
$118,000


Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer Salaries


Research Analysis
up arrow 39%

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 35%

Leadership
up arrow 33%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 32%


Insurance
up arrow 23%


Negotiation
up arrow 17%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 12%

Technical Writing
up arrow 6%

National Average
$118,000

Legal Compliance
up arrow 2%

Legal Research
up arrow 18%

Case Management
up arrow 20%

Legal Document Review
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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