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Mid-Career Attorney / Lawyer Salary (United States)

A Mid-Career Attorney / Lawyer earns an average salary of $89,274 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Intellectual Property (IP), Regulatory Compliance, and Contract Negotiation.
Mid-Career Attorney / Lawyer Salary (?
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$55,966 - $147,851
(Median)
56K
71K
89K
120K
150K
MEDIAN: $89,274
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Mid-Career Attorney / Lawyer Salary (?
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$28.68 - $235.84
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $56.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$55,966 - $147,851  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,291  
Profit Sharing
$1,855 - $25,574  
Commission
$238.39 - $49,269  
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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$58,457 - $166,002  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,954
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$80$160$240
Hourly Rate
$28.68 - $235.84  
   
Overtime
$0.36 - $195.74  
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$160K$320K$480K
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,291  
   
Commission
$238.39 - $49,269  
Profit Sharing
$1,855 - $25,574  
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).
)
$58,457 - $166,002  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 240
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Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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Dallas
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Boston
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Miami
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Houston
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Atlanta
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National Average
$96,000
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Denver
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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 52%
Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 27%
Legal Compliance
up arrow 8%
Complex Litigation Case Management
up arrow 4%
Legal Document Review
up arrow 4%
Client Interaction
up arrow 1%
Negotiation
up arrow 1%
Insurance
up arrow 1%
Leadership
up arrow 1%
National Average
$96,000
Technical Writing
up arrow 2%
Case Management
up arrow 3%
Research Analysis
up arrow 8%

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Gender

Female
42%
female alumni
 
Male
58%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 20%