Attorney / Lawyer in San Francisco Salary

On average, Attorneys in San Francisco, Calif. earn six-figure salaries ($115K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Most San Francisco Attorneys report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Attorneys in San Francisco are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 53 percent of the field. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$68,506 - $197,645
$69K
$110K
$200K
MEDIAN: $114,705
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$68,506 - $197,645  
   
Bonus
$1,007 - $48,936  
Profit Sharing
$6,100  
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$69,300 - $236,279  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 98
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About San Francisco, California

San Francisco County, California
864,816
Male:
439,752 (50.8%)
Female:
425,064 (49.2%)
San Francisco (SF) (/sæn frənˈsɪskoʊ/), officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California and the only consolidated city-county in California. San Francisco is about 46.9 square miles (121 km2) in area. It is located on the north end of the San Francisco Peninsula. It is the smallest county in the state. It has a density of about 18,451 people per square mile (7,124 people per km2), making it the most densely settled large city (population greater than 200,000) in the state of California and the second-most densely populated major city in the United States after New York City. San Francisco is the fourth-most populous city in California, after Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Jose, and the 13th-most populous city in the United States—with a Census-estimated 2015 population of 864,816. The city and its surrounding areas are known as the San...
San Francisco:
$92,094
California:
$64,500
$1,659
San Francisco:
$941,400
California:
$449,100
3.6%

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Pay by Experience Level for Attorney / Lawyer

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


For many Attorneys in San Francisco, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $98K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $135K. San Francisco Attorneys bring in $169K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $195K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Key Stats for Attorney / Lawyer

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Late-Career
▲61%

▲39%

▲11%

National Average
$121,000

▼20%

Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer Salaries


Intellectual Property (IP)
▲32%

Contract Negotiation
▲27%


Insurance
▲20%



Negotiation
▲14%

Regulatory Compliance
▲10%

National Average
$121,000

Legal Compliance
▼4%

Leadership
▼22%

Legal Research
▼26%

Case Management
▼26%

Technical Writing
▼26%

Legal Document Review
▼32%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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