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Attorney / Lawyer Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

An Attorney / Lawyer in Washington, District of Columbia earns an average salary of $115,253 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Complex Litigation Case Management, Legal Document Review, Intellectual Property (IP), and Leadership. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$58,341 - $195,320
(Median)
$58K
$120K
$200K
MEDIAN: $115,253
10%
50%
90%

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$17.87 - $342.55
(Median)
$18
$44
$340
MEDIAN: $44.00
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50%
90%

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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$230K$460K$690K
Salary
$58,341 - $195,320  
   
Bonus
$5.00 - $25,602  
Profit Sharing
$2,553 - $685,100  
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).
)
$58,116 - $221,303  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 336
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$120$240$360
Hourly Rate
$17.87 - $342.55  
   
Overtime
$53.06 - $67.15  
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
$5.00 - $25,602  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,553 - $685,100  
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).
)
$58,116 - $221,303  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22

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Pay by Experience Level for Attorney / Lawyer in Washington, District of Columbia

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

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

Late-Career
up arrow 46%



National Average
$117,000


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


Legal Document Review
up arrow 30%

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 23%

Leadership
up arrow 19%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 10%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 9%



Negotiation
0%

National Average
$117,000

Case Management
up arrow 2%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 4%

Technical Writing
up arrow 4%


Research Analysis
up arrow 32%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 13%