Attorney / Lawyer with Technical Writing Skills Salary

Attorneys with Technical Writing skills pull down an average of $79K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $20K and $18K, respectively — total cash payment to Attorneys with Technical Writing skills can bottom out near $47K or peak near $150K depending on individual performance. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up a slight majority of Attorneys with Technical Writing skills (52 percent) survey respondents. Though the majority of Attorneys with Technical Writing skills do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just under a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the greater part and dental coverage is claimed by more than two-fifths. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$45,258 - $140,769
$45K
$79K
$140K
MEDIAN: $78,542
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$14.95 - $101.37
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MEDIAN: $39.04
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$0$149K
Salary $45,258 - $140,769
Bonus $493.16 - $19,740
Profit Sharing $507 - $18,494
Commission $8,600
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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$46,846 - $149,719
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 381
Hourly Data $0$101
Hourly Rate $14.95 - $101.37
Overtime $16.73 - $78.91
Annual Data $0$149K
Bonus $493.16 - $19,740
Commission $8,600
Profit Sharing $507 - $18,494
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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$46,846 - $149,719
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 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: $81,174

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

With a pay rate for Attorneys with Technical Writing skills that is 37 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Attorneys with Technical Writing skills will also find cushy salaries in Indianapolis (+34 percent), Baltimore (+23 percent), Chicago (+23 percent), and Boston (+21 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in an Attorney's salary, with Tampa Attorneys with Technical Writing skills earning salaries that are 24 percent less than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Nashville (22 percent lower) and San Diego (21 percent lower).

Key Stats for Attorney / Lawyer

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 90 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Late-Career
▲34%

Experienced
▲32%

▲12%

National Average
$81,000

▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
no benefits
None: 30%
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