Immigration Attorney / Lawyer Salary (United States)

The average salary for an Immigration Attorney / Lawyer is $60,636 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 Salary (?
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$41,040 - $108,964
(Median)
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110K
MEDIAN: $60,635
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Immigration Attorney / Lawyer Salary (?
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$18.40 - $329.66
(Median)
330
MEDIAN: $25.00
90%
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,040 - $108,964  
   
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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$40,655 - $112,122  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 130
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$110$220$330
Hourly Rate
$18.40 - $329.66  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$220K$440K$660K
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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$40,655 - $112,122  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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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 48%
Los Angeles
up arrow 13%
San Francisco
up arrow 11%
National Average
$61,000
New York
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Experience Affects Immigration Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 73%
Mid-Career
up arrow 21%
National Average
$61,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
58%
female alumni
 
Male
42%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 29%
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