Attorney / Lawyer Salary in Los Angeles (United States)

Los Angeles Lawyers receive generous compensation —earning an average of $100,492 per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. The range in pay spans from $53,623 to $204,902 per year. Total cash compensation to Lawyers in Los Angeles, Calif. bottoms out near $53,619 and approaches $180,388 on the high end; the bigger paychecks include approximately $25K from bonuses and almost $29K from profit sharing. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, 21 percent are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by most and dental insurance is reported by more than half. Work is enjoyable for the better half of Los Angeles Lawyers who claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers for this synopsis were furnished by individuals who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Attorney / Lawyer in Los Angeles, California Salary (?
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.
)
$53,619 - $180,388
(Median)
54K
71K
98K
130K
180K
MEDIAN: $98,029
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px
Attorney / Lawyer in Los Angeles, California Salary (?
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.
)
$19.73 - $240.24
(Median)
20
77
240
MEDIAN: $43.00
10%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

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.
)
$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$53,619 - $180,388  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,309  
Profit Sharing
$3,575 - $29,361  
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).
)
$53,623 - $204,902  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 649
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.
)
$0$90$180$270
Hourly Rate
$19.73 - $240.24  
   
Overtime
$15.32 - $73.41  
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$180K$360K$540K
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,309  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,575 - $29,361  
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).
)
$53,623 - $204,902  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 53
Is Attorney / Lawyer your job title? Get a personalized salary report!
Location:
United States (change)
Years in Field/Career:

Attorney / Lawyer Job Listings

Search for more jobs:
job title / company
location

Pay by Experience Level for Attorney / Lawyer in Los Angeles, California

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Lawyers in Los Angeles with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher salaries. After five to 10 years, salaries grow from $78K to $113K, topping six figures. After 10 to 20 years, salary hovers around $133K. After two decades on the job, Lawyers in Los Angeles see salary growth dwindle, averaging $156K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 19 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience.

Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer in Los Angeles, California Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 56%
National Average
$100,000

Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer in Los Angeles, California Salaries

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 102%
Leadership
up arrow 50%
Legal Compliance
up arrow 20%
Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 20%
Insurance
up arrow 9%
Research Analysis
up arrow 4%
National Average
$100,000
Legal Research
up arrow 1%
Technical Writing
up arrow 14%
Spanish Language
up arrow 43%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied Image
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 126 votes.

Gender

Female
41%
female alumni
 
Male
59%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 21%
Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid
Job Title:
Years in Field/Career:
Location:
United States (change)
- OR -