City Attorney Salary

City Attorneys in the United States take home an average $88K per year. Women City Attorneys who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. 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 information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,551 - $148,838
(Median)
$50K
$88K
$150K
MEDIAN: $87,523
10%
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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$49,551 - $148,838  
   
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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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$49,665 - $151,770  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 65
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Pay by Experience Level for City Attorney

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $71K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $87K. City Attorneys claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $90K. Professionals who achieve more than 20 years of experience generally enjoy cushy salaries; their median compensation sits in the ballpark of $109K, a plump six-figure sum.

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Experience Affects City Attorney Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$89,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 98% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 2%
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