Attorney / Lawyer with Technical Writing Skills Salary

The average Attorney with Technical Writing skills can expect to rake in roughly $73K annually. Overall cash earnings for Attorneys with Technical Writing skills stretch from $46K on the lower end to $153K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $15K from bonuses and $33K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Although nearly one-fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and just under one-half get dental coverage, too. Men working as Attorneys with Technical Writing skills who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 54 percent. The majority of Attorneys with Technical Writing skills claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$44,830 - $135,537
(Median)
$45K
$73K
$140K
MEDIAN: $72,620
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$19.44 - $245.66
(Median)
$19
$46
$250
MEDIAN: $46.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$44,830 - $135,537  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,260  
Profit Sharing
$600 - $33,474  
Commission
$4,000  
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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$45,785 - $152,775  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 813
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$90$180$270
Hourly Rate
$19.44 - $245.66  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $76.75  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$180K$360K$540K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,260  
   
Commission
$4,000  
Profit Sharing
$600 - $33,474  
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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$45,785 - $152,775  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 79
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Pay by Experience Level for Attorney / Lawyer

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. The average beginner in this position makes around $66K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $94K. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $114K. Attorneys with Technical Writing skills who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $122K on average.

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Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 60%

Experienced
up arrow 50%

Mid-Career
up arrow 23%

National Average
$76,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 186 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

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