Attorney / Lawyer Salary in Seattle (United States)

The average salary for an Attorney / Lawyer in Seattle, Washington is $89,800 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Contract Negotiation, Intellectual Property (IP), Insurance, and Complex Litigation Case Management. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Attorney / Lawyer in Seattle, Washington Salary (?
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$58,116 - $173,034
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $89,800
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Attorney / Lawyer in Seattle, Washington Salary (?
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$20.08 - $225.10
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $48.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$58,116 - $173,034  
   
Bonus
$251.68 - $29,517  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $20,426  
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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$57,942 - $192,463  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 243
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$80$160$240
Hourly Rate
$20.08 - $225.10  
   
Overtime
$29.48 - $61.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$160K$320K$480K
Bonus
$251.68 - $29,517  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $20,426  
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).
)
$57,942 - $192,463  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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Pay by Experience Level for Attorney / Lawyer in Seattle, Washington

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

Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer in Seattle, Washington Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 45%
Late-Career
up arrow 29%
National Average
$98,000

Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer in Seattle, Washington Salaries

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 50%
Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 41%
Insurance
up arrow 25%
Complex Litigation Case Management
up arrow 18%
Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 7%
National Average
$98,000
Client Interaction
up arrow 2%
Legal Compliance
up arrow 2%
Case Management
up arrow 3%
Legal Document Review
up arrow 14%
Litigation Case Management
up arrow 18%
Research Analysis
up arrow 20%
Leadership
up arrow 20%
Negotiation
up arrow 21%
Technical Writing
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 92 votes.

Gender

Female
45%
female alumni
 
Male
55%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 19%
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