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Immigration Attorney / Lawyer Salary

The average salary for an Immigration Attorney / Lawyer is $61,043 per year. Experience strongly influences pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career.
$40,186 - $112,202
(Median)
$40K
$61K
$110K
MEDIAN: $61,042
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90%

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$18.57 - $103.04
(Median)
$19
$26
$100
MEDIAN: $25.00
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90%

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Salary
$40,186 - $112,202  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,178  
Total Pay (?
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$40,175 - $117,110  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 154
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Hourly Rate
$18.57 - $103.04  
   
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,178  
   
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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$40,175 - $117,110  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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Job Description for Immigration Attorney / Lawyer

Immigration law is a complex area that requires specialized expertise to navigate successfully. Many law firms either specialize in immigration law or have this area serve as a significant portion of their practice. These firms are typical employers of immigration attorneys/lawyers.

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Immigration Attorney / Lawyer Tasks

  • 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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Experience Affects Immigration Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 72%

Mid-Career
up arrow 23%

National Average
$61,000


Skills That Affect Immigration Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

National Average
$61,000

Legal Research
up arrow 15%

Technical Writing
up arrow 16%

Spanish Language
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 29%