Attorney / Lawyer in Los Angeles Salary

Attorneys in Los Angeles, Calif. see excellent average salaries — about $102K annually. In the world of Attorneys in Los Angeles, overall income ranges from $58K near the bottom to $215K at the top; this can include more than $30K from bonuses and more than $20K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Male Los Angeles Attorneys are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 59 percent of the field. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$59,275 - $187,937
(Median)
$59K
$100K
$190K
MEDIAN: $101,607
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90%

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$20.00 - $175.00
(Median)
$20
$41
$180
MEDIAN: $40
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$59,275 - $187,937  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $30,137  
Profit Sharing
$5.07 - $20,273  
Commission
$5,087  
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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$58,293 - $214,735  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 572
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$20.00 - $175.00  
   
Overtime
$39.55  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$0.00 - $30,137  
   
Commission
$5,087  
Profit Sharing
$5.07 - $20,273  
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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$58,293 - $214,735  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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Pay by Experience Level for Attorney / Lawyer

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


Attorneys in Los Angeles with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $81K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $115K. Los Angeles Attorneys who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $140K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $159K on average.

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Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer Salaries




National Average
$104,000


Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 68%



Leadership
up arrow 26%


Legal Compliance
up arrow 14%


Insurance
up arrow 6%

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 3%

Case Management
0%

National Average
$104,000

Research Analysis
up arrow 2%

Legal Research
up arrow 3%

Technical Writing
up arrow 10%


Spanish Language
up arrow 45%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 94 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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