Attorney / Lawyer Salary with Technical Writing skills

The average Attorney with Technical Writing skills can expect to rake in roughly $71K per year. Total cash compensation to Attorneys with Technical Writing skills approaches anywhere from $46K on the lower end to $157K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $15K from bonuses and upwards of $34K from profit sharing. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Attorneys with Technical Writing skills like their work and job satisfaction is high. Men make up a slight majority of Attorneys with Technical Writing skills (54 percent) who responded to the survey. Although roughly one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and slightly less than half get dental coverage, too. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$45,634 - $134,832
(Median)
$46K
$71K
$130K
MEDIAN: $71,219
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90%

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$18.38 - $251.68
(Median)
$18
$48
$250
MEDIAN: $48.00
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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$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$45,634 - $134,832  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,238  
Profit Sharing
$550 - $34,234  
Commission
$2,000 - $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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$46,412 - $156,976  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 716
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$90$180$270
Hourly Rate
$18.38 - $251.68  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $76.75  
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$180K$360K$540K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,238  
   
Commission
$2,000 - $5,087  
Profit Sharing
$550 - $34,234  
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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$46,412 - $156,976  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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Pay by Experience Level for Attorney / Lawyer with Technical Writing skills

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


Attorneys with Technical Writing skills with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $65K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $92K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $119K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $123K.

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Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer with Technical Writing skills Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 65%

Experienced
up arrow 59%

Mid-Career
up arrow 24%

National Average
$74,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 159 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 26%
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