Attorney / Lawyer Salary in Los Angeles (United States)

An Attorney / Lawyer in Los Angeles, California earns an average salary of $97,839 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Intellectual Property (IP), Leadership, Complex Litigation Case Management, Contract Negotiation, and Client Interaction. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Attorney / Lawyer in Los Angeles, California Total Pay (?
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$51,937 - $178,992
(Median)
52K
71K
98K
130K
180K
MEDIAN: $97,839
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Attorney / Lawyer in Los Angeles, California Total Pay (?
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$19.68 - $248.32
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $42.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$51,937 - $178,992  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,230  
Profit Sharing
$4,055 - $29,590  
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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$52,576 - $205,525  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 706
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$90$180$270
Hourly Rate
$19.68 - $248.32  
   
Overtime
$20.00 - $55.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$180K$360K$540K
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,230  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,055 - $29,590  
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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$52,576 - $205,525  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 706
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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 Affects Attorney / Lawyer in Los Angeles, California Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 56%
National Average
$100,000

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

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 102%
Leadership
up arrow 51%
Legal Compliance
up arrow 21%
Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 21%
Insurance
up arrow 10%
Research Analysis
up arrow 7%
National Average
$100,000
Legal Research
up arrow 3%
Technical Writing
up arrow 15%
Spanish Language
up arrow 43%

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Gender

Female
41%
female alumni
 
Male
59%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 21%
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