Attorney / Lawyer in Washington, District of Columbia Salary

An Attorney / Lawyer in Washington, District of Columbia earns an average salary of $117,066 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Intellectual Property (IP), Complex Litigation Case Management, Leadership, Legal Document Review, and Regulatory Compliance. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$59,255 - $200,017
(Median)
$59K
$120K
$200K
MEDIAN: $117,065
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$17.13 - $206.08
(Median)
$17
$54
$210
MEDIAN: $54.00
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90%

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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$240K$480K$720K
Salary
$59,255 - $200,017  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,233  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $690,428  
Total Pay (?
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$59,611 - $222,811  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 347
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$120$240$360
Hourly Rate
$17.13 - $206.08  
   
Overtime
$61.00  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$240K$480K$720K
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,233  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $690,428  
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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$59,611 - $222,811  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%



National Average
$119,000


Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 31%


Leadership
up arrow 22%

Legal Document Review
up arrow 11%


Contract Negotiation
up arrow 4%

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 1%

Case Management
up arrow 1%

Client Interaction
0%

National Average
$119,000

Negotiation
up arrow 3%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 6%

Technical Writing
up arrow 9%


Research Analysis
up arrow 33%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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