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Managing Attorney Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Managing Attorney is $114,967 per year. A skill in People Management is associated with high pay for this job. Experience strongly influences salary for this job.
Managing Attorney Salary (?
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$58,347 - $220,491
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MEDIAN: $114,967
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National Salary Data

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$0$110K$220K$330K
Salary
$58,347 - $220,491  
   
Bonus
$255.32 - $75,167  
Profit Sharing
$3,945 - $61,632  
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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$59,598 - $301,198  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 143
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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.
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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Managing Attorney

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

Pay Difference By Location

New York
up arrow 27%
National Average
$125,000
Washington
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Experience Affects Managing Attorney Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 54%
Experienced
up arrow 12%
National Average
$125,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 19%
Entry-Level
up arrow 40%

Skills That Affect Managing Attorney Salaries

People Management
up arrow 13%
National Average
$125,000
Litigation Case Management
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
43%
female alumni
 
Male
57%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 12%