Attorney / Lawyer with Technical Writing Skills Salary

Attorneys with Technical Writing skills take home approximately $77K per year on average. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $20K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $46K and hits $156K on the high end. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under one in three lack coverage. On the flip side, the larger part have medical insurance and more than two-fifths receive dental plans. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Attorneys with Technical Writing skills — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 51 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$44,573 - $144,136
$45K
$77K
$140K
MEDIAN: $76,674
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$14.95 - $169.68
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MEDIAN: $40.74
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$44,573 - $144,136  
   
Bonus
$204.26 - $20,022  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $19,149  
Commission
$10,000  
Total Pay (?
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$46,215 - $155,681  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 381
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$14.95 - $169.68  
   
Overtime
$42.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$204.26 - $20,022  
   
Commission
$10,000  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $19,149  
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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$46,215 - $155,681  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 43

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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 $69,000 based on 245 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 $91,000 based on 127 salaries. An experienced Attorney / Lawyer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $107,000 based on 83 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 $109,000 based on 32 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $80,080

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 39 percent, Attorneys with Technical Writing skills in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Attorneys with Technical Writing skills will also find cushy salaries in Indianapolis (+36 percent), Baltimore (+25 percent), Chicago (+25 percent), and Boston (+23 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Attorneys with Technical Writing skills is geography, with workers in Tampa earning a whopping 23 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Nashville (21 percent lower) and San Diego (20 percent lower).

Key Stats for Attorney / Lawyer

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 87 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Late-Career
▲36%

Experienced
▲33%

▲13%

National Average
$80,000

▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
no benefits
None: 30%