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Attorney / Lawyer Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

An Attorney / Lawyer in Washington, District of Columbia earns an average salary of $115,540 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, Legal Document Review, Leadership, and Regulatory Compliance. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
$57,876 - $196,235
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $115,540
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$20.43 - $342.55
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MEDIAN: $49.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$240K$480K$720K
Salary
$57,876 - $196,235  
   
Bonus
$484.79 - $29,479  
Profit Sharing
$2,534 - $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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$57,504 - $218,217  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 344
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$120$240$360
Hourly Rate
$20.43 - $342.55  
   
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$240K$480K$720K
Bonus
$484.79 - $29,479  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,534 - $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).
)
$57,504 - $218,217  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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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 48%



National Average
$117,000


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


Legal Document Review
up arrow 22%

Leadership
up arrow 13%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 11%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 9%

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$117,000

Negotiation
up arrow 1%

Case Management
up arrow 3%

Client Interaction
up arrow 4%

Technical Writing
up arrow 4%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 5%


Research Analysis
up arrow 32%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 13%