Entry-Level Attorney / Lawyer Salary

An Entry-Level Attorney / Lawyer earns an average salary of $67,267 per year. A skill in Contract Negotiation is associated with high pay for this job.

$45,364 - $107,825
$45K
$68K
$110K
MEDIAN: $67,916
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$15.27 - $147.58
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MEDIAN: $30.49
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$0$116K
Salary $45,364 - $107,825
Bonus $508 - $15,368
Profit Sharing $21.24 - $14,920
Commission $500 - $30,723
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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$45,804 - $116,198
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,679
Hourly Data $0$177
Hourly Rate $15.27 - $147.58
Hourly Tips $0.42
Overtime $10.26 - $177.54
Annual Data $0$116K
Bonus $508 - $15,368
Commission $500 - $30,723
Profit Sharing $21.24 - $14,920
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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$45,804 - $116,198
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 246

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,107

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Attorney / Lawyer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Attorney / Lawyer in Walnut Creek:
"Your body can reject your career."
If your body rejects your career get out. I had three or more fainting episodes during work, due to insufficient training, toxic culture, and high stress.

Attorney / Lawyer in Albuquerque:
"How the courts work."
Work in an office before you open your own practice.

Attorney / Lawyer in Philadelphia:
"The stress involved and the amount of hours required to do t."
Balance the job with your personal life so that you do not loose your ability to have a personal life.

Attorney / Lawyer in Denver:
"Law School??"
Don't go to law school unless you have a very clear ideas of what you want to do. If someone else is paying for it, and you won't owe them anything, its a safer bet. But there are too many lawyers by far.

Attorney / Lawyer in El Segundo:
"Learn to be a shameless self-promoter."
Always negotiate for more because they have it but won't offer it to you until you ask. It is a stressful job, so you should be paid for that. Most managers in the Law Department aren't good managers; they are egotistical, self-promoters with an overblown sense of entitlement. They will act like you are lucky to have a job and are only interested in advancing their own careers. The general counsel often downplays the importance of your job and will not back you up because he/she is only interested in being liked and making budget to get a bigger bonus. If you want to excel at this job, you will have to compromise your personal integrity, learn to suck up, and act just like the people above you.

Attorney / Lawyer in Colorado Springs:
Don't let the bastards get you down.

Attorney / Lawyer in Washington:
"It is Just a Job."
Litigation may be high stakes, but it rarely helps anyone. If you are looking for a career where you make a real difference in the world, this is not it. You will build your skill set, and you might be paid well. But if you are looking to make a difference or do something truly meaningful, look elsewhere. If you want to travel, litigation will help you do that -- but it will be within the U.S. And you will see the airport, hotel room and conference room.

Key Stats for Attorney / Lawyer

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 509 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
16%
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Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 509 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 24%
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