Attorney / Lawyer Salary in San Francisco

Salaries for San Francisco Attorneys are generous, with average pay above six figures ($116K) per year. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 53 percent. For the most part, Attorneys in San Francisco, Calif. enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$67,133 - $192,030
(Median)
$67K
$120K
$190K
MEDIAN: $115,715
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90%

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$20.43 - $121.18
(Median)
$20
$48
$120
MEDIAN: $47.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$67,133 - $192,030  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,301  
Profit Sharing
$5,087 - $31,444  
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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$66,296 - $208,591  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 230
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$20.43 - $121.18  
   
Overtime
$63.87 - $77.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,301  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,087 - $31,444  
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).
)
$66,296 - $208,591  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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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.


San Francisco Attorneys generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Although inexperienced employees take home approximately $96K, those who have five to 10 years under their belts benefit from a six-figure median of $134K. Attorneys in San Francisco bring in $159K after working for 10 to 20 years. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $192K.

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Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer in San Francisco, California Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 59%

Experienced
up arrow 32%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$121,000


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

Complex Litigation Case Management
up arrow 39%

Leadership
up arrow 32%

Insurance
up arrow 28%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 21%

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 17%

Client Interaction
up arrow 11%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 10%

Technical Writing
up arrow 3%

Negotiation
up arrow 3%

Research Analysis
up arrow 1%

National Average
$121,000

Legal Research
up arrow 1%

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 1%

Case Management
up arrow 1%

Legal Document Review
up arrow 4%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 16%
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