Real Estate Attorney Salary

Pay for Real Estate Attorneys in the United States sits in the ballpark of $79K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While some workers in this profession — one in four — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and more than two-fifths have dental insurance. Real Estate Attorneys survey participants are largely women, dominating at 61 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$49,077 - $149,111
(Median)
$49K
$79K
$150K
MEDIAN: $79,427
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$49,077 - $149,111  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $30,040  
Profit Sharing
$2,750  
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$48,496 - $154,829  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 188
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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Real Estate Attorney

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Real Estate Attorneys. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $66K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $99K. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $103K on average. Real Estate Attorneys who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $131K.

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Experience Affects Real Estate Attorney Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 60%

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 20%

National Average
$82,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
medical benefits
Vision: 28%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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