Litigation Attorney Salary

Litigation Attorneys in the United States take home approximately $88K annually on average. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $20K and $63K, respectively — total cash payment to Litigation Attorneys can bottom out near $59K or peak near $170K depending on individual performance. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Men working as Litigation Attorneys who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 53 percent. Most Litigation Attorneys are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage.

$58,220 - $151,036
$58K
$88K
$150K
MEDIAN: $87,548
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$27.29 - $306.39
$27
$51
$310
MEDIAN: $50.57
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$0$170K
Salary $58,220 - $151,036
Bonus $0.40 - $19,869
Profit Sharing $250.00 - $62,500
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).
)
$58,964 - $170,134
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 166
Hourly Data $0$306
Hourly Rate $27.29 - $306.39
Overtime $40.75
Annual Data $0$170K
Bonus $0.40 - $19,869
Profit Sharing $250.00 - $62,500
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).
)
$58,964 - $170,134
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 16

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Employers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

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


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


Many Litigation Attorneys move into Attorney roles. Attorneys seem to make a little less than Litigation Attorneys as their salaries average out to $81K a year.

Litigation Attorney Job Listings

Popular Skills for Litigation Attorney


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Litigation Attorneys who took the survey. 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. Most people who know Legal Research also know Complex Litigation Case Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Litigation Attorney

Pay by Experience for a Litigation Attorney has a positive trend. An entry-level Litigation Attorney with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 103 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Litigation Attorney with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 65 salaries. An experienced Litigation Attorney which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $118,000 based on 40 salaries. A Litigation Attorney with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $135,000 based on 28 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $92,459

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

Dallas is home to an above-average pay rate for Litigation Attorneys, 89 percent higher than the national average. Litigation Attorneys can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+54 percent), Washington (+49 percent), Houston (+41 percent), and Seattle (+30 percent). Boston is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 13 percent.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Litigation Attorney

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
12%
ADVERTISEMENT
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Experience Affects Litigation Attorney Salaries

▲46%

▲27%

▲5%

National Average
$92,000

▼19%

Skills That Affect Litigation Attorney Salaries

trial
▲4%


National Average
$92,000



Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 17%
ADVERTISEMENT