On average, Attorneys in Los Angeles earn six-figure salaries ($102K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Total cash compensation for Attorneys in Los Angeles, Calif. runs from $60K to $214K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $30K and profit sharing that can reach almost $18K. Male Los Angeles Attorneys are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 56 percent of the field. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a little over a half collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$61,374 - $188,862
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MEDIAN: $101,691
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$61,374 - $188,862  
   
Bonus
$999 - $30,468  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $17,754  
Total Pay (?
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$60,065 - $213,859  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 262
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$0$120$240$360
Hourly Rate
$20.13 - $354.79  
   
Overtime
$50.00  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$240K$480K$720K
Bonus
$999 - $30,468  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $17,754  
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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$60,065 - $213,859  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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Pay by Experience Level for Attorney / Lawyer

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Los Angeles Attorneys. Whereas the median salary for inexperienced employees is approximately $80K, incomes in the five-to-10 year group are significantly higher, averaging to the comfortable six-figure sum of $116K. Attorneys in Los Angeles, Calif. who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $166K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $200K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer Salaries




National Average
$103,000


Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Leadership
up arrow 59%


up arrow 25%


Legal Compliance
up arrow 17%



Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 2%

Contract Negotiation
0%

National Average
$103,000

Client Interaction
up arrow 2%

Case Management
up arrow 4%



Technical Writing
up arrow 30%

Spanish Language
up arrow 45%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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