The average salary for a Divorce Lawyer is $69,531 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$40,452 - $155,340
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$70K
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MEDIAN: $69,530
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$14.68 - $357.45
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$110
$360
MEDIAN: $113.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Salary
$40,452 - $155,340  
   
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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$40,521 - $404,728  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 64
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$120$240$360
Hourly Rate
$14.68 - $357.45  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.22  
Overtime
$61.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$240K$480K$720K
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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$40,521 - $404,728  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Divorce Lawyer

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

Key Stats for Divorce Lawyer

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Divorce Lawyer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 39%

Mid-Career
up arrow 38%

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

National Average
$75,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
vision benefits
Vision: 28%
dental benefits
None: 40%
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