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Experienced Attorney / Lawyer Salary

Experienced Attorneys receive generous compensation — earning an average of $108K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. With some bonuses approaching $43K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $50K, overall incomes of Experienced Attorneys spread between $67K and $238K depending on individual performance. While nearly one in four report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and close to one-half have dental, as well. Men make up a slight majority of Experienced Attorneys (58 percent) who responded to the survey. For the most part, Experienced Attorneys enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$63,750 - $189,683
(Median)
$64K
$110K
$190K
MEDIAN: $108,471
10%
50%
90%

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$34.44 - $274.54
(Median)
$34
$82
$270
MEDIAN: $81.00
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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$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$63,750 - $189,683  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $43,402  
Profit Sharing
$1,208 - $49,889  
Commission
$0.00 - $30,410  
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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$67,063 - $237,657  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,676
National Hourly Rate 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$100$200$300
Hourly Rate
$34.44 - $274.54  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $271.81  
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$200K$400K$600K
Bonus
$0.00 - $43,402  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $30,410  
Profit Sharing
$1,208 - $49,889  
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).
)
$67,063 - $237,657  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 215
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Pay Difference by Location


For Experienced Attorneys, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Experienced Attorneys can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+22 percent), Seattle (+18 percent), Dallas (+16 percent), and New York (+13 percent). San Diego is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 1 percent.

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Skills That Affect Experienced Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 40%

Leadership
up arrow 17%



Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 7%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 5%

Client Interaction
up arrow 1%

Negotiation
up arrow 1%

Technical Writing
0%

National Average
$118,000

Legal Document Review
up arrow 1%

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 2%

Research Analysis
up arrow 3%

Insurance
up arrow 5%


Case Management
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 550 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 25%
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