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Attorney / Lawyer Salary in Boston, Massachusetts

An Attorney / Lawyer in Boston, Massachusetts earns an average salary of $80,187 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.

$42,729 - $162,591
MEDIAN: $80,186

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$42,729 - $162,591  
$0.00 - $29,590  
Profit Sharing
$2,500 - $16,500  
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).
$44,670 - $179,516  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 200

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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 75%

Complex Litigation Case Management
up arrow 19%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 17%

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 11%

up arrow 7%

Legal Document Review
up arrow 7%

Legal Research
up arrow 3%

National Average

Client Interaction
up arrow 1%

Case Management
up arrow 36%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.


50 %
50 %

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: 79% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 20%