Attorney / Lawyer Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

An Attorney / Lawyer in Washington, District of Columbia earns an average salary of $117,544 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Complex Litigation Case Management, Intellectual Property (IP), Legal Document Review, Leadership, and Regulatory Compliance. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$58,696 - $188,095

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$18.03 - $339.35

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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$58,696 - $188,095  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,056  
Profit Sharing
$7,750 - $31,200  
Total Pay (?
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$58,577 - $203,085  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 325
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$120$240$360
Hourly Rate
$18.03 - $339.35  
   
Overtime
$54.00 - $68.46  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$240K$480K$720K
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,056  
   
Profit Sharing
$7,750 - $31,200  
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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$58,577 - $203,085  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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Pay by Experience Level for Attorney / Lawyer in Washington, District of Columbia

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Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer in Washington, District of Columbia Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 42%



National Average
$118,000


Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer in Washington, District of Columbia Salaries


Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 22%

Legal Document Review
up arrow 21%

Leadership
up arrow 17%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 11%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 8%


Case Management
up arrow 4%

Client Interaction
up arrow 2%

National Average
$118,000

Negotiation
up arrow 1%


Legal Compliance
up arrow 5%

Technical Writing
up arrow 5%

Research Analysis
up arrow 33%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 14%
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