Attorney / Lawyer Salary in Washington, District of Columbia (United States)

An Attorney / Lawyer in Washington, District of Columbia earns an average salary of $111,789 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Complex Litigation Case Management, Regulatory Compliance, and Leadership. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Attorney / Lawyer in Washington, District of Columbia Total Pay (?
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$55,114 - $192,833
(Median)
55K
75K
110K
150K
190K
MEDIAN: $111,789
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Attorney / Lawyer in Washington, District of Columbia Total Pay (?
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$20.61 - $364.42
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $49.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$55,114 - $192,833  
   
Bonus
$400.00 - $29,032  
Profit Sharing
$2,061 - $96,958  
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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$55,344 - $204,836  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 369
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$130$260$390
Hourly Rate
$20.61 - $364.42  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$260K$520K$780K
Bonus
$400.00 - $29,032  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,061 - $96,958  
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).
)
$55,344 - $204,836  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 369
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Pay by Experience Level for Attorney / Lawyer in Washington, District of Columbia

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

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

Late-Career
up arrow 47%
National Average
$114,000

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

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 16%
Leadership
up arrow 16%
Contract Negotiation
up arrow 6%
Negotiation
0%
National Average
$114,000
Legal Research
up arrow 4%
Litigation Case Management
up arrow 5%
Legal Compliance
up arrow 5%
Client Interaction
up arrow 8%
Technical Writing
up arrow 23%
Research Analysis
up arrow 39%

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
41%
female alumni
 
Male
59%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 15%
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