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Attorney / Lawyer Salary with Technical Writing skills

Attorneys with Technical Writing skills can expect to earn an average of $72K per year. Total incomes of Attorneys with Technical Writing skills incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $16K from bonuses and close to $35K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $46K and $158K. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Attorneys with Technical Writing skills making up 55 percent of survey respondents. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, nearly one-fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by a little less than one-half. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
$45,497 - $138,158
(Median)
45K
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72K
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140K
MEDIAN: $72,114
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$16.83 - $202.03
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MEDIAN: $44.00
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National Salary Data

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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
$45,497 - $138,158  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,529  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $34,834  
Commission
$2,457 - $18,313  
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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$46,038 - $157,641  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 609
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$16.83 - $202.03  
   
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$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,529  
   
Commission
$2,457 - $18,313  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $34,834  
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).
)
$46,038 - $157,641  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 61
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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.


For many Attorneys with Technical Writing skills, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $65K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $95K. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $119K on average. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $124K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer with Technical Writing skills Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 65%

Experienced
up arrow 58%

Mid-Career
up arrow 26%

National Average
$75,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 165 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 25%