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Attorney / Lawyer Salary in Boston, Massachusetts

An Attorney / Lawyer in Boston, Massachusetts earns an average salary of $79,000 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Legal Compliance, Complex Litigation Case Management, Contract Negotiation, and Litigation Case Management. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$42,828 - $163,625
MEDIAN: $78,999

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$42,828 - $163,625  
$0.00 - $29,535  
Profit Sharing
$2,492 - $15,050  
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).
$45,123 - $178,974  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 202

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Pay by Experience Level for Attorney / Lawyer in Boston, Massachusetts

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

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Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer in Boston, Massachusetts Salaries

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National Average

Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer in Boston, Massachusetts Salaries

Legal Compliance
up arrow 77%

Complex Litigation Case Management
up arrow 21%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 16%

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 14%

up arrow 8%

Legal Document Review
up arrow 8%

Legal Research
up arrow 3%

Client Interaction
up arrow 1%

National Average

Case Management
up arrow 35%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.


48 %
52 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 22%