City Attorney Salary

City Attorneys in the United States take home an average $89K annually. Men make up a slight majority of City Attorneys (50 percent) who responded to the survey. Women City Attorneys who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The majority of City Attorneys claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$51,064 - $141,676
(Median)
$51K
$89K
$140K
MEDIAN: $89,102
10%
50%
90%

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$51,064 - $141,676  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $21,532  
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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$50,111 - $144,414  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 68
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Pay by Experience Level for City Attorney

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for City Attorneys — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average inexperienced worker earns $75K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $87K. City Attorneys bring in $89K after working for 10 to 20 years. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $109K.

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Experience Affects City Attorney Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

National Average
$90,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None:
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