A Junior Associate Attorney earns an average salary of $55,508 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.
Junior Associate Attorney Total Pay (?
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$38,913 - $87,331
(Median)
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87K
MEDIAN: $55,508
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Junior Associate Attorney Total Pay (?
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$13.58 - $49.32
(Median)
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22
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49
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$38,913 - $87,331  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,735  
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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$37,147 - $91,508  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 277
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.58 - $49.32  
   
Overtime
$19.65 - $24.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,735  
   
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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$37,147 - $91,508  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 277
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Job Description for Junior Associate Attorney
  • 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 liablility, 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
Los Angeles
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New York
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National Average
$56,000
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Experience Affects Junior Associate Attorney Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%
Entry-Level
0%
National Average
$56,000
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 58 votes.
Gender
Female
55%
female alumni
 
Male
45%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
26%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
1%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 26%
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