City Attorney Salary

For City Attorneys, yearly average wages total $87K annually. Most City Attorneys report high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of City Attorneys (56 percent) survey respondents. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,435 - $145,418

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$49,435 - $145,418  
   
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$49,551 - $148,841  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 64
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Pay by Experience Level for City Attorney

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $85K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $71K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $89K in this role. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $109K.

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Experience Affects City Attorney Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$88,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 98% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 2%
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