Litigation Attorney Salary

Earnings for Litigation Attorneys in the United States come in at around $89K annually on average. In the world of Litigation Attorneys, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $25K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $51K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $59K and $178K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Women make up a slight majority of Litigation Attorneys (54 percent) survey respondents. Though the majority of Litigation Attorneys do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to two in five.

$57,811 - $155,429
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$89K
$160K
MEDIAN: $89,166
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$17.00 - $350.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$57,811 - $155,429  
   
Bonus
$1.21 - $24,832  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $51,064  
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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$58,622 - $178,499  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 202
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$120$240$360
Hourly Rate
$17.00 - $350.00  
   
Overtime
$1.50  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$240K$480K$720K
Bonus
$1.21 - $24,832  
   
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $51,064  
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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$58,622 - $178,499  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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Job Description for Litigation Attorney

A litigation attorney is a lawyer who specializes in dealing with lawsuits and representing either plaintiffs or defendants in cases. Often simply called a litigator, they oversee the entire process of taking a lawsuit to court. This process is quite often lengthy, and it is necessary for the litigation attorney to be patient and detail-oriented.

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Litigation Attorney Tasks

  • Present cases in court representing the local, state or federal government.
  • Review reports, evidence, and conduct research.
  • Question witnesses, victims or others involved in the case.

Common Career Paths for Litigation Attorney


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Litigation Attorneys who take on a higher-level position such as Attorney may get paid a little bit less in that new role, as Attorneys on average bring home $81K.

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Popular Skills for Litigation Attorney


Litigation Attorneys who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in trial, Complex Litigation Case Management, Litigation Case Management, and Legal Research are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Legal Research and Litigation Case Management. The majority of those who know Legal Research also know Complex Litigation Case Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Litigation Attorney

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Litigation Attorneys generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $76K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $99K. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $116K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $150K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $94,677

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Litigation Attorneys will find that Dallas offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 85 percent. Litigation Attorneys can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+51 percent), Washington (+46 percent), Houston (+37 percent), and Seattle (+27 percent). Falling short of the national average by 15 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Boston.

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Key Stats for Litigation Attorney

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
15%
Location:
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Experience Affects Litigation Attorney Salaries

Late-Career
▲58%

▲23%

▲5%

National Average
$95,000

▼20%

Skills That Affect Litigation Attorney Salaries


trial
▲1%

National Average
$95,000



Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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