Real Estate Attorney Salary

Real Estate Attorneys in the United States pull down an average of $83K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up a slight majority of Real Estate Attorneys (54 percent) survey respondents. Most Real Estate Attorneys report high levels of job satisfaction. Although approximately one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and more than two-fifths get dental coverage, too. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$49,313 - $150,943
(Median)
$49K
$83K
$150K
MEDIAN: $82,803
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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Salary
$49,313 - $150,943  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,677  
Profit Sharing
$2,430 - $19,832  
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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$48,821 - $155,339  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 164
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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.


Real Estate Attorneys who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $70K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $100K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $103K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $132K on average.

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Experience Affects Real Estate Attorney Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$88,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 26%
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