Attorney / Lawyer Salary in Seattle (United States)

The average salary for an Attorney / Lawyer in Seattle, Washington is $88,940 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Contract Negotiation, Intellectual Property (IP), Insurance, and Complex Litigation Case Management. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Attorney / Lawyer in Seattle, Washington Total Pay (?
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$58,271 - $169,652
(Median)
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89K
130K
170K
MEDIAN: $88,939
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Attorney / Lawyer in Seattle, Washington Total Pay (?
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$20.03 - $228.46
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $48.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$58,271 - $169,652  
   
Bonus
$245.66 - $29,277  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,956  
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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$58,064 - $189,572  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 262
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$80$160$240
Hourly Rate
$20.03 - $228.46  
   
Overtime
$29.16 - $61.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$160K$320K$480K
Bonus
$245.66 - $29,277  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,956  
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).
)
$58,064 - $189,572  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 262
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Pay by Experience Level for Attorney / Lawyer in Seattle, Washington

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

Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer in Seattle, Washington Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 43%
Late-Career
up arrow 31%
Mid-Career
up arrow 11%
National Average
$96,000

Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer in Seattle, Washington Salaries

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 52%
Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 44%
Insurance
up arrow 27%
Complex Litigation Case Management
up arrow 15%
National Average
$96,000
Client Interaction
up arrow 2%
Legal Compliance
up arrow 7%
Legal Research
up arrow 10%
Case Management
up arrow 17%
Litigation Case Management
up arrow 19%
Research Analysis
up arrow 19%
Negotiation
up arrow 20%
Technical Writing
up arrow 22%
Legal Document Review
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
43%
female alumni
 
Male
57%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 20%
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