City Attorney Salary

Average City Attorneys in the United States make around $94K per year. This field is filled with high levels of job satisfaction; most City Attorneys are happy with their jobs. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 67 percent of City Attorneys are male. Almost all report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and more than half collect vision insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$51,337 - $150,722
$51K
$94K
$150K
MEDIAN: $93,751
10%
50%
90%

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Salary $51,337 - $150,722
Bonus $8,600
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$45,000 - $149,929
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 38

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Job Description for City Attorney

City attorneys represent their city or municipality in legal matters. They may be elected or appointed; depending on the size of the city or municipality they represent, they may be full-time public employees or lawyers in private practice on contract to represent the city as needed. Tasks performed by the city attorney may include reviewing contracts or agreements under consideration, handling lawsuits brought against the city and providing legal guidance to the city and its leaders as needed. They may also prosecute minor crimes depending on their city or municipality's needs.

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Pay by Experience Level for City Attorney

Pay by Experience for a City Attorney has a positive trend. An entry-level City Attorney with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 21 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A City Attorney with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 22 salaries. An experienced City Attorney which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $119,000 based on 10 salaries. A City Attorney with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $130,000 based on 11 salaries.

Key Stats for City Attorney

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
28%
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Experience Affects City Attorney Salaries

Late-Career
▲40%

Experienced
▲28%

National Average
$93,000

Mid-Career
▼8%

Entry-Level
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 5%
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