Attorney / Lawyer Salary with Technical Writing skills

The average Attorney with Technical Writing skills earns approximately $71K annually. Cash earnings for Attorneys with Technical Writing skills — which occasionally include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $34K from profit sharing — stretch from around $46K to approximately $157K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Some workers in this field — one-fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by slightly less than half. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Attorneys with Technical Writing skills making up 53 percent of survey respondents. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,686 - $134,560
(Median)
$46K
$71K
$130K
MEDIAN: $71,369
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$18.55 - $250.83
(Median)
$19
$48
$250
MEDIAN: $47.00
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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
$45,686 - $134,560  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,251  
Profit Sharing
$582 - $34,092  
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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$46,485 - $156,582  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 720
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$90$180$270
Hourly Rate
$18.55 - $250.83  
   
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 - $15,251  
   
Commission
$2,000 - $5,087  
Profit Sharing
$582 - $34,092  
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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$46,485 - $156,582  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 73
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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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. 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. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $119K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $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 25%

National Average
$75,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 158 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: 72% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 26%
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