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Attorney / Lawyer Salary in San Francisco

Salaries for San Francisco Attorneys are generous, with average pay above six figures ($111K) per year. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Women Attorneys in San Francisco who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$65,577 - $187,712
(Median)
$66K
$110K
$190K
MEDIAN: $110,861
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
$65,577 - $187,712  
   
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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$64,061 - $204,483  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 234
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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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).
)
$64,061 - $204,483  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Attorneys in San Francisco. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $94K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $132K. On average, San Francisco Attorneys make $159K following one to two decades on the job. Attorneys in San Francisco, Calif. who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $192K.

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Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer in San Francisco, California Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 61%

Experienced
up arrow 33%

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 5%

Technical Writing
up arrow 4%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 4%

Research Analysis
up arrow 1%

Negotiation
0%

National Average
$120,000

Legal Research
up arrow 1%

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 1%

Case Management
up arrow 2%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 3%

Legal Document Review
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
27%
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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