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Attorney / Lawyer Salary in San Francisco

Attorneys in San Francisco, Calif. enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($111K) annually. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most San Francisco Attorneys. A large number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just under a half. Women Attorneys in San Francisco who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$65,520 - $189,444
(Median)
$66K
$110K
$190K
MEDIAN: $110,500
10%
50%
90%

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$20.35 - $122.00
(Median)
$20
$45
$120
MEDIAN: $45.00
10%
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$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$65,520 - $189,444  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $28,970  
Profit Sharing
$610 - $8,067  
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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$63,965 - $204,652  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 233
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$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$20.35 - $122.00  
   
Overtime
$63.87 - $77.42  
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$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $28,970  
   
Profit Sharing
$610 - $8,067  
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).
)
$63,965 - $204,652  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Whereas the median salary for inexperienced employees is approximately $93K, incomes in the five-to-10 year group are significantly higher, averaging to the comfortable six-figure sum of $131K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $157K in this role. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $187K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

 
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Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer in San Francisco, California Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 56%

Experienced
up arrow 31%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$120,000


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

Complex Litigation Case Management
up arrow 34%

Leadership
up arrow 34%

Insurance
up arrow 29%

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 18%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 11%

Client Interaction
up arrow 8%

Technical Writing
up arrow 4%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 4%

Negotiation
up arrow 4%

Research Analysis
up arrow 1%

Legal Research
0%

Case Management
0%

National Average
$120,000

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 1%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 3%

Legal Document Review
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 17%
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