Attorney / Lawyer Salary in Los Angeles

Attorneys in Los Angeles, Calif. can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $100K) surpassing six figures annually. Overall cash earnings for Los Angeles Attorneys stretch from $55K on the lower end to $204K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $26K from bonuses and $20K from profit sharing. Although a fair number have medical coverage and a little over a half have dental coverage, close to one-fifth claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Attorneys in Los Angeles. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$57,797 - $180,635
(Median)
$58K
$100K
$180K
MEDIAN: $99,812
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$19.69 - $149.50
(Median)
$20
$40
$150
MEDIAN: $40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$57,797 - $180,635  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,822  
Profit Sharing
$4.93 - $20,426  
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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$55,488 - $203,841  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 577
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 (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,822  
   
Commission
$4,943 - $21,250  
Profit Sharing
$4.93 - $20,426  
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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$55,488 - $203,841  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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.


Los Angeles Attorneys who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Folks with fewer than five years of experience earn around $77K on average, but respondents who have racked up five to 10 years benefit from a six-figure median of $113K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $129K in this role. 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 93%

Leadership
up arrow 46%




Legal Compliance
up arrow 19%


Insurance
up arrow 10%


Case Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$101,000

Legal Research
up arrow 1%

Research Analysis
up arrow 4%

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 91 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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