The average salary for a Divorce Lawyer is $70,260 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$41,329 - $131,318
(Median)
$41K
$70K
$130K
MEDIAN: $70,260
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$23.27 - $232.01
(Median)
$23
$100
$230
MEDIAN: $100
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$41,329 - $131,318  
   
Bonus
$12.26 - $78,297  
Profit Sharing
$1,650  
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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$44,385 - $269,783  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$80$160$240
Hourly Rate
$23.27 - $232.01  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.22  
Overtime
$64.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$160K$320K$480K
Bonus
$12.26 - $78,297  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,650  
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).
)
$44,385 - $269,783  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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Job Description for Divorce Lawyer

Divorce lawyers are specialized attorneys that deal with the dissolution of a marital union. They represent their client in legal filings, the division of assets, and child-custody decisions, working to guarantee their client's rights are secured and ensure they receive an optimal settlement. Divorce lawyers' day-to-day tasks may vary depending on clients' needs; some general tasks they may perform in the course of a workday include returning telephone calls, drafting correspondence, counseling clients, preparing for pleadings to the court, and traveling to court for hearings.

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Divorce Lawyer Tasks

  • Question witnesses, victims or others involved in the case.
  • Review reports, evidence, and conduct research.
  • Present cases in court representing the local, state or federal government.

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Pay by Experience Level for Divorce Lawyer

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

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Experience Affects Divorce Lawyer Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 40%

Experienced
up arrow 39%

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

National Average
$73,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
medical benefits
Vision: 32%
dental benefits
None: 45%
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