Attorney / Lawyer Salary in Los Angeles

Salaries for Attorneys in Los Angeles are generous, with average pay above six figures ($100K) per year. Total cash compensation to Los Angeles Attorneys approaches anywhere from $56K on the lower end to $204K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $26K from bonuses and upwards of $21K from profit sharing. Most Attorneys in Los Angeles, Calif. like their work and job satisfaction is high. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — about a fifth lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and over one-half receive dental plans. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Attorneys in Los Angeles making up 59 percent of survey respondents. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$58,033 - $181,394
(Median)
$58K
$100K
$180K
MEDIAN: $99,819
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$19.69 - $149.50
(Median)
$20
$40
$150
MEDIAN: $40
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$58,033 - $181,394  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,791  
Profit Sharing
$4.86 - $20,511  
Commission
$4,943 - $21,250  
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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$55,788 - $203,962  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 578
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$19.69 - $149.50  
   
Overtime
$15.21 - $100.61  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,791  
   
Commission
$4,943 - $21,250  
Profit Sharing
$4.86 - $20,511  
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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$55,788 - $203,962  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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Pay by Experience Level for Attorney / Lawyer in Los Angeles, California

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


Attorneys in Los Angeles, Calif. generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The relatively untested earn a median of $77K per year, but survey respondents who have racked up five to 10 years of experience report a six-figure median of $113K. For Attorneys in Los Angeles, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $130K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $157K on average.

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Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer in Los Angeles, California Salaries




National Average
$101,000


Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer in Los Angeles, California Salaries

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 87%

Leadership
up arrow 46%




Legal Compliance
up arrow 19%


Insurance
up arrow 8%


Case Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$101,000

Legal Research
up arrow 2%

Research Analysis
up arrow 3%

Technical Writing
up arrow 15%

Legal Document Review
up arrow 26%

Spanish Language
up arrow 44%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 89 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 21%
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