Real Estate Attorney Salary

Average Real Estate Attorneys in the United States make around $67K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and about a fifth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by half. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$46,388 - $140,954
$46K
$67K
$140K
MEDIAN: $66,567
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50%
90%

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$16.70 - $66.00
$20
MEDIAN: $20.00
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$0$149K
Salary $46,388 - $140,954
Bonus $502 - $30,913
Profit Sharing $7,370
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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$46,035 - $149,867
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 108
Hourly Data $0$66
Hourly Rate $20.00
Overtime $17.50
Annual Data $0$149K
Bonus $502 - $30,913
Profit Sharing $7,370
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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$46,035 - $149,867
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 7

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Job Description for Real Estate Attorney

Few business transactions can be as complicated, or symbolic of the risks of financial resources, as those involving real estate. Real estate attorneys are lawyers who specialize in this area. Their work revolves around assisting buyers and sellers in working through difficult contracts and closing language, and also represent interested parties when civil remedies through lawsuits are involved. They may also represent interested parties in foreclosure proceedings.

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Real Estate Attorney Tasks

  • Negotiate and draft real estate documentation, including leases, licensing, and purchasing and selling agreements.
  • Maintain client confidentiality.
  • Meet stringent deadlines.
  • Represent client in all real estate business dealings and make executive decisions as needed.

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Pay by Experience Level for Real Estate Attorney

Pay by Experience for a Real Estate Attorney has a positive trend. An entry-level Real Estate Attorney with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 86 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Real Estate Attorney with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 29 salaries. An experienced Real Estate Attorney which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $112,000 based on 18 salaries. A Real Estate Attorney with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $141,000 based on 11 salaries.

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Key Stats for Real Estate Attorney

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Real Estate Attorney Salaries

Late-Career
▲110%

Experienced
▲68%

Mid-Career
▲9%

National Average
$67,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Real Estate Attorney Salaries

Contract Negotiation
▲28%

National Average
$67,000

Real Estate
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 21%
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