Attorney / Lawyer in Los Angeles Salary

Salaries for Attorneys in Los Angeles are generous, with average pay above six figures ($104K) per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $34K and $14K, respectively — total cash payment to Los Angeles Attorneys can bottom out near $60K or peak near $223K depending on individual performance. Male Attorneys in Los Angeles, Calif. who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (62 percent) are men. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and roughly a fifth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by half. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$60,395 - $196,857
$60K
$100K
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MEDIAN: $104,450
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$21.70 - $354.79
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MEDIAN: $62.40
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$60,395 - $196,857  
   
Bonus
$824 - $33,633  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,000  
Total Pay (?
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$59,678 - $222,559  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 230
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$0$120$240$360
Hourly Rate
$21.70 - $354.79  
   
Overtime
$40.00  
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$0$240K$480K$720K
Bonus
$824 - $33,633  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,000  
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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$59,678 - $222,559  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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About Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles County, California
3,971,896
Male:
1,958,998 (49.3%)
Female:
2,012,898 (50.7%)
Los Angeles (/lɒs ˈændʒəlᵻs/, Spanish for "The Angels"), officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the second-most populous city in the United States after New York City, the most populous city in California, and the county seat of Los Angeles County. Situated in Southern California, Los Angeles is known for its mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, sprawling metropolis, and as a major center of the American entertainment industry. Los Angeles lies in a large coastal basin surrounded on three sides by mountains reaching up to and over 10,000 feet (3,000 m). Historically home to the Chumash and Tongva, Los Angeles was claimed by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo for Spain in 1542 along with the rest of what would become Alta California. The city was officially founded on September 4, 1781, by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve. It became a part of Mexico in 1821 following the Mexican...
Los Angeles:
$52,024
California:
$64,500
$1,271
Los Angeles:
$542,100
California:
$449,100
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Pay by Experience Level for Attorney / Lawyer

Pay by Experience for an Attorney / Lawyer has a positive trend. An entry-level Attorney / Lawyer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 122 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Attorney / Lawyer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $117,000 based on 90 salaries. An experienced Attorney / Lawyer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $167,000 based on 53 salaries. An Attorney / Lawyer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $212,000 based on 29 salaries.

Key Stats for Attorney / Lawyer

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

▲96%

▲55%

▲8%

National Average
$108,000

▼24%

Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

▲34%


Legal Compliance
▲13%

Regulatory Compliance
▲12%

▲7%


▲7%



National Average
$108,000





Intellectual Property (IP)
▼17%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 21%