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City Attorney Salary

City Attorneys in the United States pull down an average of $88K per year. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 56 percent. Most City Attorneys like their work and job satisfaction is high. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$54,546 - $150,988
(Median)
$55K
$88K
$150K
MEDIAN: $87,523
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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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$55,877 - $150,730  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 63

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Pay by Experience Level for City Attorney

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


City Attorneys with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $71K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $89K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $90K in this role. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $109K.

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Experience Affects City Attorney Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$89,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 4%
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