Attorney / Lawyer Salary in San Diego, California (United States)

The average salary for an Attorney / Lawyer in San Diego, California is $79,869 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Technical Writing, Negotiation, Insurance, and Complex Litigation Case Management.
Attorney / Lawyer in San Diego, California Total Pay (?
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$55,683 - $146,945
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $79,868
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Attorney / Lawyer in San Diego, California Total Pay (?
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$22.85 - $256.77
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $49.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$55,683 - $146,945  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,597  
Profit Sharing
$795 - $65,436  
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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$55,337 - $171,215  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 376
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$90$180$270
Hourly Rate
$22.85 - $256.77  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$180K$360K$540K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,597  
   
Profit Sharing
$795 - $65,436  
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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$55,337 - $171,215  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 376
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Pay by Experience Level for Attorney / Lawyer in San Diego, California
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer in San Diego, California Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 64%
Experienced
up arrow 40%
National Average
$84,000

Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer in San Diego, California Salaries

Technical Writing
up arrow 31%
Negotiation
up arrow 21%
Insurance
up arrow 16%
Litigation Case Management
up arrow 7%
National Average
$84,000
Legal Research
up arrow 3%
Case Management
up arrow 4%
Client Interaction
up arrow 5%
Contract Negotiation
up arrow 9%
Research Analysis
up arrow 12%
Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 17%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
46%
female alumni
 
Male
54%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 21%
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