Attorney / Lawyer, (Law Firm) Salary (United States)

The average salary for an Attorney / Lawyer, (Law Firm) is $86,336 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Attorney / Lawyer, (Law Firm) Salary (?
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$48,925 - $165,996
(Median)
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86K
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170K
MEDIAN: $86,335
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Attorney / Lawyer, (Law Firm) Salary (?
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$13.56 - $354.79
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $60
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$48,925 - $165,996  
   
Bonus
$0.50 - $25,760  
Profit Sharing
$96.96 - $103,646  
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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$49,640 - $195,093  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 265
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$120$240$360
Hourly Rate
$13.56 - $354.79  
   
Overtime
$36.85 - $203.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$240K$480K$720K
Bonus
$0.50 - $25,760  
   
Profit Sharing
$96.96 - $103,646  
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).
)
$49,640 - $195,093  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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Job Description for Attorney / Lawyer, (Law Firm)

  • Gather evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions; evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments for presentation of cases.
  • Analyze and interpret laws, rulings and regulations with probable case outcomes for individuals and businesses.
  • Represent clients in court or before government agencies, present and summarize cases to judges and juries.
  • Advise clients in business transactions, claim liablility, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits or legal rights and obligations.
  • Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges and question witnesses during the course of a trial.

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Pay by Experience Level for Attorney / Lawyer, (Law Firm)

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Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer, (Law Firm) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%
Experienced
up arrow 26%
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
National Average
$96,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
50%
female alumni
 
Male
50%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 20%
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