Divorce Lawyer Salary (United States)

A Divorce Lawyer earns an average salary of $75,000 per year.
Divorce Lawyer Total Pay (?
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$44,698 - $232,699
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National Salary Data

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$44,698 - $232,699  
   
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$0.00 - $39,305  
Total Pay (?
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$45,891 - $412,284  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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Job Description for Divorce Lawyer
  • Gather evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions; evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments for presentation of cases.
  • Analyze and interpret laws, rulings and regulations with probable case outcomes for individuals and businesses.
  • Represent clients in court or before government agencies, present and summarize cases to judges and juries.
  • Advise clients in business transactions, claim liability, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits or legal rights and obligations.
  • Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges and question witnesses during the course of a trial.
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Pay by Experience Level for Divorce Lawyer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Divorce Lawyer Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 31%
Late-Career
up arrow 18%
Experienced
up arrow 4%
National Average
$79,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 17%
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Gender
Female
57%
female alumni
 
Male
43%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
20%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 36%
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