City Attorney Salary

City Attorneys in the United States can expect wages of $88K annually on average. Job satisfaction for City Attorneys is high. Women make up a slight majority of City Attorneys (54 percent) survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$52,359 - $149,211
(Median)
$52K
$88K
$150K
MEDIAN: $88,037
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50%
90%

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National Salary 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.
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$52,359 - $149,211  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $21,331  
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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$53,327 - $152,066  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $75K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $87K. City Attorneys see a median salary of $90K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $109K.

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Experience Affects City Attorney Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$89,000

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
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 98% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 2%
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