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Attorney / Lawyer Salary with Technical Writing skills

Attorneys with Technical Writing skills can expect to earn an average of $72K per year. Cash earnings for Attorneys with Technical Writing skills — including $15K in bonuses and $34K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $47K to $156K depending on individual performance. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all — one in four lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and slightly less than half have dental, too. Men working as Attorneys with Technical Writing skills who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 53 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,845 - $135,253
(Median)
$46K
$72K
$140K
MEDIAN: $71,503
10%
50%
90%

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$19.27 - $255.32
(Median)
$19
$48
$260
MEDIAN: $48.00
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90%

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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
$45,845 - $135,253  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,090  
Profit Sharing
$515 - $34,375  
Commission
$2,035 - $17,687  
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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$46,850 - $155,630  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 690
National Hourly Rate 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$90$180$270
Hourly Rate
$19.27 - $255.32  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $76.92  
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.
)
$0$180K$360K$540K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,090  
   
Commission
$2,035 - $17,687  
Profit Sharing
$515 - $34,375  
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).
)
$46,850 - $155,630  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 66

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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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Attorneys with Technical Writing skills. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $65K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $93K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $118K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $124K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer with Technical Writing skills Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 66%

Experienced
up arrow 58%

Mid-Career
up arrow 25%

National Average
$75,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 164 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

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: 33% employee benefits None: 25%
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