Attorney / Lawyer with Technical Writing Skills Salary

Attorneys with Technical Writing skills take home an average $73K annually. In the world of Attorneys with Technical Writing skills, total cash compensation can vary between $46K and $153K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $15K and $33K, respectively. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, approximately one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by a little less than half. Men make up a slight majority of Attorneys with Technical Writing skills (54 percent) who responded to the survey. Most Attorneys with Technical Writing skills report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$44,830 - $135,537
(Median)
$45K
$73K
$140K
MEDIAN: $72,620
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50%
90%

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$19.44 - $245.66
(Median)
$19
$46
$250
MEDIAN: $46.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$44,830 - $135,537  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,260  
Profit Sharing
$600 - $33,474  
Commission
$4,000  
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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$45,785 - $152,775  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 813
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$90$180$270
Hourly Rate
$19.44 - $245.66  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $76.75  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$180K$360K$540K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,260  
   
Commission
$4,000  
Profit Sharing
$600 - $33,474  
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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$45,785 - $152,775  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 79
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Pay by Experience Level for Attorney / Lawyer

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


Attorneys with Technical Writing skills with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $66K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $94K. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $114K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $122K.

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Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 60%

Experienced
up arrow 50%

Mid-Career
up arrow 23%

National Average
$76,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 186 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
medical benefits
Vision: 32%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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