Managing Attorneys in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $122K annually. Overall cash earnings for Managing Attorneys vary widely between $75K and $267K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $99K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Male Managing Attorneys are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 50 percent of the field. Women make up a slight majority of Managing Attorneys (50 percent) survey respondents. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Managing Attorneys. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Read More
$73,766 - $223,845
(Median)
$74K
$120K
$220K
MEDIAN: $122,476
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary 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.
)
$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$73,766 - $223,845  
   
Bonus
$1,014 - $98,811  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $100,671  
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).
)
$74,770 - $266,616  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 138
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Employers: Start Here »

Job Description for Managing Attorney

Managing attorneys are the backbone of any law firm and oversee all office operations. Their basic duty is to coordinate and operate the firm as a business while maintaining and promoting relationships with clients and associates. They are also responsible for budgeting expenses and advising fellow associates, clients, and firm volunteers. Other responsibilities include recruiting, training, mentoring, hiring, case review/assignment, and creating an efficient, well-structured team, all while ensuring the firm is in full compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations. The managing attorney may still carry their own case load, but their primary focus is that of a manager which acts as the firm’s representative.

Read More...

Managing Attorney Tasks

  • Gather evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions; evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments for presentation of cases.
  • Represent clients in court or before government agencies, present and summarize cases to judges and juries.
  • Analyze and interpret laws, rulings and regulations with probable case outcomes for individuals and businesses.
  • Assure services are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Advise clients in business transactions, claim liablility, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits or legal rights and obligations.

Common Career Paths for Managing Attorney


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


Managing Attorneys may experience a considerable drop in salary when they transition into an upper level Attorney position, where pay tends to be around $81K.

Managing Partner, Law Firm Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Pay by Experience Level for Managing Attorney

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Managing Attorneys. Folks with fewer than five years of experience earn around $95K on average, but respondents who have racked up five to 10 years benefit from a six-figure median of $117K. Managing Attorneys with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $141K. Managing Attorneys with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $154K.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Employers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Managing Attorney Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$128,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

Skills That Affect Managing Attorney Salaries

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 54%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 20%


National Average
$128,000

People Management
up arrow 2%

Office Management
up arrow 10%

Legal Research
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 7%
ADVERTISEMENT