Real Estate Attorney Salary

The average Real Estate Attorney in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $67K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Real Estate Attorneys like their work and job satisfaction is high. Male Real Estate Attorneys are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 51 percent of the field. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and over one-half collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$46,014 - $135,790
$46K
$67K
$140K
MEDIAN: $66,876
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$976 - $31,441  
Profit Sharing
$7,370  
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$47,498 - $148,182  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 116
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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

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


Real Estate Attorneys with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. During the first five years of their careers, Real Estate Attorneys see a median income of $61K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $73K. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $112K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $141K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Key Stats for Real Estate Attorney

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Real Estate Attorney Salaries

Late-Career
▲106%

Experienced
▲64%

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$69,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Real Estate Attorney Salaries

Contract Negotiation
▲25%

National Average
$69,000

Real Estate
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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