Experienced Attorney / Lawyer Salary (United States)

Compensation for Experienced Lawyers is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($117,422). In the world of Experienced Lawyers, overall cash earnings stretch from $61,986 near the bottom to $187,922 near the top; these packages encompass bonuses that run near $42K and profit sharing that can exceed $49K, along with commissions approaching $69K. Health benefits are not claimed by all—25 percent lack any form of coverage—but most have medical insurance, and about half have dental, too. Women are just slightly outnumbered in the field, with male Experienced Lawyers making up 58 percent of workers. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
Experienced Attorney / Lawyer Salary (?
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$61,986 - $187,922
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $107,454
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Experienced Attorney / Lawyer Salary (?
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$34.80 - $276.10
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MEDIAN: $102.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$61,986 - $187,922  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $43,015  
Profit Sharing
$1,980 - $49,226  
Commission
$-0.49 - $68,510  
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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$65,522 - $240,092  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,899
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$130$260$390
Hourly Rate
$34.80 - $276.10  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $375.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$260K$520K$780K
Bonus
$0.00 - $43,015  
   
Commission
$-0.49 - $68,510  
Profit Sharing
$1,980 - $49,226  
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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$65,522 - $240,092  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 226
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$117,000
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For those looking to make money, Experienced Lawyers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 31 percent above the national average. Experienced Lawyers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+26 percent), Dallas (+22 percent), Seattle (+21 percent), and New York (+16 percent). Falling short of the national average by 7 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Boston.

Skills That Affect Experienced Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Intellectual Property (IP)
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Leadership
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Regulatory Compliance
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Legal Compliance
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Research Analysis
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Spanish Language
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Technical Writing
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Client Interaction
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Negotiation
0%
National Average
$117,000
Litigation Case Management
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Insurance
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Case Management
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 744 votes.

Gender

Female
42%
female alumni
 
Male
58%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 25%
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