An Attorney / Lawyer in Washington, District of Columbia earns an average salary of $114,374 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Intellectual Property (IP) and Complex Litigation Case Management. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$59,603 - $205,544
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MEDIAN: $114,374
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$16.22 - $199.62
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MEDIAN: $49.00
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$59,603 - $205,544  
   
Bonus
$97.87 - $30,639  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
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$59,476 - $234,199  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 158
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$16.22 - $199.62  
   
Overtime
$53.86  
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$97.87 - $30,639  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
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$59,476 - $234,199  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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About Washington, District of Columbia

District of Columbia, District of Columbia
672,228
Male:
319,705 (47.6%)
Female:
352,523 (52.4%)
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast. The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and the District is therefore not a part of any state. The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria. Named in honor of President George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia; in 1871, it created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the District. Washington had an estimated...
Washington:
$75,628
District of Columbia:
$75,628
$1,417
Washington:
$551,300
District of Columbia:
$551,300
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Pay by Experience Level for Attorney / Lawyer

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

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Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer Salaries




National Average
$115,000


Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 37%


Negotiation
up arrow 8%


Leadership
up arrow 6%


Legal Compliance
up arrow 4%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 1%

Case Management
0%

National Average
$115,000

Legal Document Review
up arrow 4%


Research Analysis
up arrow 8%

Technical Writing
up arrow 16%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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