Attorney / Lawyer Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

An Attorney / Lawyer in Washington, District of Columbia earns an average salary of $117,940 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Complex Litigation Case Management, Intellectual Property (IP), Leadership, Legal Document Review, and Regulatory Compliance. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$58,761 - $191,457
(Median)
$59K
$120K
$190K
MEDIAN: $117,940
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50%
90%

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$18.03 - $339.35
(Median)
$18
$46
$340
MEDIAN: $45.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$240K$480K$720K
Salary
$58,761 - $191,457  
   
Bonus
$-0.48 - $25,532  
Profit Sharing
$5,034 - $695,305  
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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$58,654 - $209,164  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 327
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$120$240$360
Hourly Rate
$18.03 - $339.35  
   
Overtime
$54.00 - $68.46  
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$240K$480K$720K
Bonus
$-0.48 - $25,532  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,034 - $695,305  
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).
)
$58,654 - $209,164  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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Pay by Experience Level for Attorney / Lawyer in Washington, District of Columbia

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Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer in Washington, District of Columbia Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%



National Average
$119,000


Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer in Washington, District of Columbia Salaries


Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 21%

Leadership
up arrow 17%

Legal Document Review
up arrow 11%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 10%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 8%


Client Interaction
up arrow 1%

Case Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$119,000

Negotiation
up arrow 1%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 5%


Technical Writing
up arrow 13%

Research Analysis
up arrow 34%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 13%
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