Immigration Attorney / Lawyer Salary (United States)

The average salary for an Immigration Attorney / Lawyer is $60,745 per year. Experience strongly influences pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Immigration Attorney / Lawyer Total Pay (?
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$42,260 - $109,318
(Median)
42K
61K
81K
110K
MEDIAN: $60,744
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Immigration Attorney / Lawyer Total Pay (?
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$12.60 - $337.72
(Median)
340
MEDIAN: $22.00
90%
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$42,260 - $109,318  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,544  
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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$40,469 - $111,772  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 122
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$120$240$360
Hourly Rate
$12.60 - $337.72  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$240K$480K$720K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,544  
   
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).
)
$40,469 - $111,772  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 122
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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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Pay Difference By Location

Washington
up arrow 43%
Los Angeles
up arrow 25%
San Francisco
up arrow 12%
National Average
$60,000
New York
up arrow 4%
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Experience Affects Immigration Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 77%
Mid-Career
up arrow 13%
National Average
$60,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
60%
female alumni
 
Male
40%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 26%
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