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Attorney / Lawyer Salary with Technical Writing skills

Average Attorneys with Technical Writing skills make around $72K per year. Final cash compensation to Attorneys with Technical Writing skills varies from around $47K to approximately $156K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $15K and $35K, respectively. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Attorneys with Technical Writing skills report high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — approximately one-fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and more than two-fifths receive dental plans. Male Attorneys with Technical Writing skills are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 54 percent of the field. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$45,734 - $135,230
(Median)
$46K
$72K
$140K
MEDIAN: $71,918
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90%

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$18.50 - $261.90
(Median)
$18
$47
$260
MEDIAN: $47.00
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90%

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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.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$45,734 - $135,230  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,010  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $34,672  
Commission
$2,035 - $17,687  
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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$46,687 - $156,418  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 671
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$90$180$270
Hourly Rate
$18.50 - $261.90  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $76.92  
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 - $15,010  
   
Commission
$2,035 - $17,687  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $34,672  
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).
)
$46,687 - $156,418  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 64

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Pay by Experience Level for Attorney / Lawyer with Technical Writing skills

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $65K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $94K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $118K. Attorneys with Technical Writing skills who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $124K.

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Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer with Technical Writing skills Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 66%

Experienced
up arrow 57%

Mid-Career
up arrow 24%

National Average
$75,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 163 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 25%