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Attorney / Lawyer Salary in Los Angeles

Salaries for Attorneys in Los Angeles are generous, with average pay above six figures ($101K) per year. In the world of Attorneys in Los Angeles, Calif., overall income ranges from $54K near the bottom to $207K at the top; this can include more than $26K from bonuses and more than $30K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Work is enjoyable for Los Angeles Attorneys, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men working as Attorneys in Los Angeles who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 59 percent. While about one in five report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and a little over a half have dental, as well. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$55,372 - $180,687
(Median)
55K
71K
99K
130K
180K
MEDIAN: $99,084
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$19.52 - $150.00
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MEDIAN: $41.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$55,372 - $180,687  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,735  
Profit Sharing
$3,477 - $30,201  
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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$54,182 - $206,867  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 610
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$19.52 - $150.00  
   
Overtime
$15.32 - $99.83  
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 - $25,735  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,477 - $30,201  
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).
)
$54,182 - $206,867  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $78K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $114K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After working for 10 to 20 years, Los Angeles Attorneys make a median salary of $130K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $159K.

Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer in Los Angeles, California Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 57%



National Average
$101,000


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

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 93%

Leadership
up arrow 47%





Legal Compliance
up arrow 20%


Insurance
up arrow 9%

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 4%

Legal Research
up arrow 1%

National Average
$101,000

Research Analysis
up arrow 1%

Technical Writing
up arrow 8%

Legal Document Review
up arrow 22%

Spanish Language
up arrow 44%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 113 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 20%