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Attorney / Lawyer Salary in Los Angeles

Average pay for Los Angeles Attorneys is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($99K). With some bonuses approaching $26K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $21K, overall incomes of Attorneys in Los Angeles, Calif. spread between $55K and $204K depending on individual performance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and just over a half earn dental coverage. Men make up a slight majority of Attorneys in Los Angeles (59 percent) who responded to the survey. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$57,406 - $181,423
(Median)
$57K
$99K
$180K
MEDIAN: $99,297
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$19.76 - $131.78
(Median)
$20
$40
$130
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
$57,406 - $181,423  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,532  
Profit Sharing
$3,425 - $20,608  
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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$55,048 - $203,907  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 591
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$19.76 - $131.78  
   
Overtime
$15.46 - $98.90  
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 - $25,532  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,425 - $20,608  
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).
)
$55,048 - $203,907  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 47

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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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Los Angeles Attorneys. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $77K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $115K. Attorneys in Los Angeles see a median salary of $132K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Attorneys in Los Angeles, Calif. who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $156K.

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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 94%

Leadership
up arrow 47%




Legal Compliance
up arrow 20%

Insurance
up arrow 19%



Case Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$101,000

Legal Research
up arrow 1%

Research Analysis
up arrow 3%

Technical Writing
up arrow 13%

Legal Document Review
up arrow 25%

Spanish Language
up arrow 43%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 108 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 19%