Experienced Attorney / Lawyer Salary

Experienced Attorneys see excellent average salaries — about $110K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $44K and $41K, respectively — total cash payment to Experienced Attorneys can bottom out near $68K or peak near $242K depending on individual performance. For the most part, Experienced Attorneys enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Experienced Attorneys making up 57 percent of survey respondents. Although one-fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and roughly one-half get dental coverage, too. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$65,692 - $194,333
(Median)
$66K
$110K
$190K
MEDIAN: $110,142
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$33.48 - $274.63
(Median)
$33
$78
$270
MEDIAN: $77.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$65,692 - $194,333  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $43,877  
Profit Sharing
$1,023 - $40,772  
Commission
$0.00 - $101,367  
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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$68,431 - $242,214  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,782
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$100$200$300
Hourly Rate
$33.48 - $274.63  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $266.31  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$200K$400K$600K
Bonus
$0.00 - $43,877  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $101,367  
Profit Sharing
$1,023 - $40,772  
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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$68,431 - $242,214  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 210
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $118,372

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Surpassing the national average by 40 percent, Experienced Attorneys in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Experienced Attorneys can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+25 percent), Washington (+25 percent), Los Angeles (+19 percent), and Miami (+15 percent). San Diego ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 4 percent below the national average. Indianapolis and Denver are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 4 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively.

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Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 41%




Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 6%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 3%

Client Interaction
up arrow 1%

Negotiation
0%

Legal Document Review
0%

National Average
$118,000

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 2%

Insurance
up arrow 2%

Research Analysis
up arrow 3%

Technical Writing
up arrow 4%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 509 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
medical benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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