Median pay for Attorneys with Leadership skills lies in the neighborhood of $91K annually. Total cash compensation to Attorneys with Leadership skills bottoms out near $53K and approaches $224K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $30K from bonuses and almost $59K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Attorneys with Leadership skills making up 56 percent of survey respondents. Most Attorneys with Leadership skills report high levels of job satisfaction. While slightly more than a fifth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and a little over a half have dental, as well. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$50,348 - $189,751
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$91K
$190K
MEDIAN: $90,573
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$18.55 - $250.83
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$50,348 - $189,751  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $30,201  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $59,180  
Commission
$18,000  
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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$53,110 - $224,143  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 399
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$90$180$270
Hourly Rate
$18.55 - $250.83  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.58  
Overtime
$122.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$180K$360K$540K
Bonus
$0.00 - $30,201  
   
Commission
$18,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $59,180  
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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$53,110 - $224,143  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 23

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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 with Leadership skills, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $66K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $100K. Attorneys with Leadership skills with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $126K. Attorneys with Leadership skills with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $152K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $96,119

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 64 percent, Attorneys with Leadership skills in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Attorneys with Leadership skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Miami (+61 percent), Los Angeles (+51 percent), Seattle (+27 percent), and Washington (+25 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Indianapolis Attorneys with Leadership skills earning much less — 38 percent less — than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Atlanta (25 percent lower) and Houston (22 percent lower).

Key Stats for Attorney / Lawyer

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.
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Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 58%


Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$96,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 31%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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