Attorney / Lawyer Salary in Los Angeles

Wages for Attorneys in Los Angeles are generous, with average pay above six figures ($100K) per year. Overall cash earnings for Los Angeles Attorneys stretch from $56K on the lower end to $205K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $26K from bonuses and $20K from profit sharing. Some workers in this field — close to a fifth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by a little more than half. The majority of Attorneys in Los Angeles, Calif. claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$58,211 - $182,079

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$19.65 - $150.00

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$58,211 - $182,079  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,822  
Profit Sharing
$4.93 - $20,426  
Commission
$4,943 - $21,250  
Total Pay (?
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$56,094 - $204,845  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 580
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$19.65 - $150.00  
   
Overtime
$15.21 - $100.61  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,822  
   
Commission
$4,943 - $21,250  
Profit Sharing
$4.93 - $20,426  
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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$56,094 - $204,845  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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Pay by Experience Level for Attorney / Lawyer in Los Angeles, 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. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $77K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $113K. For Attorneys in Los Angeles, Calif., 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $129K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $157K.

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Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer in Los Angeles, California Salaries




National Average
$102,000


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

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 87%

Leadership
up arrow 46%




Legal Compliance
up arrow 17%


Insurance
up arrow 8%

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 4%

Case Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$102,000

Legal Research
up arrow 2%

Research Analysis
up arrow 3%

Technical Writing
up arrow 15%

Legal Document Review
up arrow 27%

Spanish Language
up arrow 44%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 89 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 20%
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