Divorce Lawyer Salary

A Divorce Lawyer earns an average salary of $71,336 per year.

$43,208 - $140,000
(Median)
$43K
$71K
$140K
MEDIAN: $71,336
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90%

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$15.32 - $440.42
(Median)
$15
$120
$440
MEDIAN: $116.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Salary
$43,208 - $140,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $47,678  
Profit Sharing
$4,913  
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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$44,875 - $331,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 84
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$150$300$450
Hourly Rate
$15.32 - $440.42  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.22  
Overtime
$225.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$300K$600K$900K
Bonus
$0.00 - $47,678  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,913  
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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$44,875 - $331,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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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 36%

Experienced
up arrow 31%

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$75,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
medical benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 40%
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