Attorney / Lawyer Salary in San Francisco

Average pay for San Francisco Attorneys is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($116K). Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 53 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. For the most part, Attorneys in San Francisco enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$67,188 - $191,848

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$20.35 - $122.00

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$67,188 - $191,848  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,362  
Profit Sharing
$5,087 - $31,444  
Total Pay (?
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$67,017 - $208,591  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 231
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$20.35 - $122.00  
   
Overtime
$63.87 - $77.42  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,362  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,087 - $31,444  
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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$67,017 - $208,591  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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Pay by Experience Level for Attorney / Lawyer in San Francisco, California

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Although employees with less than five years' experience earn around $96K on average, the five-to-10 year group has a much higher, six-figure median of $135K. San Francisco Attorneys who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $161K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $192K.

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Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer in San Francisco, California Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 59%

Experienced
up arrow 33%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$121,000


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

Complex Litigation Case Management
up arrow 36%

Insurance
up arrow 28%

Leadership
up arrow 28%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 21%

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 17%

Client Interaction
up arrow 11%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 9%

Technical Writing
up arrow 3%

Negotiation
up arrow 3%

Research Analysis
up arrow 1%

National Average
$121,000

Legal Research
up arrow 2%

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 2%

Case Management
up arrow 2%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 4%

Legal Document Review
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 15%
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