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Attorney / Lawyer Salary in San Francisco (United States)

The average pay for an Attorney / Lawyer in San Francisco, California is $105,946 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Insurance, Leadership, and Complex Litigation Case Management. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.
Attorney / Lawyer in San Francisco, California Salary (?
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$60,455 - $180,102
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $105,946
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Attorney / Lawyer in San Francisco, California Salary (?
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$20.09 - $105.54
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MEDIAN: $45.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$60,455 - $180,102  
   
Bonus
$10.00 - $29,661  
Profit Sharing
$3,300 - $11,500  
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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$58,311 - $199,405  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 281
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$20.09 - $105.54  
   
Overtime
$50.56 - $76.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$10.00 - $29,661  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,300 - $11,500  
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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$58,311 - $199,405  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer in San Francisco, California Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 49%
Experienced
up arrow 32%
Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
National Average
$117,000

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

Insurance
up arrow 33%
Leadership
up arrow 33%
Complex Litigation Case Management
up arrow 17%
Client Interaction
up arrow 8%
Negotiation
up arrow 7%
Technical Writing
up arrow 6%
Research Analysis
up arrow 4%
Legal Research
up arrow 3%
Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 3%
Case Management
up arrow 2%
Litigation Case Management
up arrow 1%
Legal Compliance
0%
National Average
$117,000
Contract Negotiation
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
54%
female alumni
 
Male
46%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 16%