Entry-Level Attorney / Lawyer Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Attorney / Lawyer earns an average salary of $62,950 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Regulatory Compliance, Contract Negotiation, and Complex Litigation Case Management.
Entry-Level Attorney / Lawyer Total Pay (?
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$41,174 - $102,846
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $62,950
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Entry-Level Attorney / Lawyer Total Pay (?
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$15.10 - $154.09
(Median)
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,174 - $102,846  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,570  
Profit Sharing
$962 - $16,483  
Commission
$302.01 - $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).
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$41,488 - $116,158  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 9,950
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$15.10 - $154.09  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.44 - $5.25  
Overtime
$14.36 - $149.75  
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.
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,570  
   
Commission
$302.01 - $29,361  
Profit Sharing
$962 - $16,483  
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).
)
$41,488 - $116,158  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 9,950
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Attorney / Lawyer Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Attorney / Lawyer in Arcadia:
"Family Law Attorney."
Most of the time you will be dealing with people's emotions which is very draining. Learn to listen since most clients want someone to listen to them. Learn to listen to the judge, instead of taking notes. Don't be afraid of going to trial, the more you do the better you will become.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 20%
Legal Compliance
up arrow 7%
Leadership
up arrow 4%
Negotiation
up arrow 3%
Litigation Case Management
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litigation
0%
National Average
$65,000
Technical Writing
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Research Analysis
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Client Interaction
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Legal Research
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Spanish Language
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Gender
Female
44%
female alumni
 
Male
56%
male alumni
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 24%
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