Junior Associate Attorney Salary (United States)

A Junior Associate Attorney earns an average salary of $54,270 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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$38,966 - $86,938
(Median)
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54K
68K
87K
MEDIAN: $54,269
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Junior Associate Attorney Total Pay (?
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$13.40 - $50.34
(Median)
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34
50
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$38,966 - $86,938  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,892  
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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$36,488 - $90,191  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 249
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.40 - $50.34  
   
Overtime
$11.00 - $30.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,892  
   
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).
)
$36,488 - $90,191  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 249
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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
up arrow 8%
National Average
$54,000
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Experience Affects Junior Associate Attorney Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 22%
National Average
$54,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 1%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
54%
female alumni
 
Male
46%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
29%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
4%
10-19 years
0%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 28%
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