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City Attorney Salary

More than half of City Attorneys in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $55K to $155K per year, and the average comes out to $89K annually. Job satisfaction for City Attorneys is high. City Attorneys survey participants are largely women, dominating at 65 percent. 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.
$53,943 - $152,532
(Median)
54K
89K
120K
150K
MEDIAN: $88,541
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National Salary Data

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$53,943 - $152,532  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,000  
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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$55,320 - $155,085  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 59
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Pay by Experience Level for City Attorney

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


For many City Attorneys, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $69K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $92K. On average, City Attorneys make $92K following one to two decades on the job. Professionals who achieve more than 20 years of experience generally enjoy cushy salaries; their median compensation sits in the ballpark of $110K, a plump six-figure sum.

Experience Affects City Attorney Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$89,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 4%