Senior Attorney Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Senior Attorney is $124,887 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Senior Attorney Total Pay (?
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$80,627 - $191,452
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $124,887
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Senior Attorney Total Pay (?
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$18.25 - $487.22
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $81.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$80,627 - $191,452  
   
Bonus
$587 - $41,667  
Profit Sharing
$961 - $51,521  
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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$82,139 - $222,830  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 462
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$170$340$510
Hourly Rate
$18.25 - $487.22  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $55.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$500K$1M$1.5M
Bonus
$587 - $41,667  
   
Profit Sharing
$961 - $51,521  
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).
)
$82,139 - $222,830  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 462
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Job Description for Senior Attorney

  • Gather evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions; evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments for presentation of cases.
  • Analyze and interpret laws, rulings and regulations with probable case outcomes for individuals and businesses.
  • Represent clients in court or before government agencies, present and summarize cases to judges and juries.
  • Advise clients in business transactions, claim liablility, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits or legal rights and obligations.
  • Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges and question witnesses during the course of a trial.

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Pay Difference By Location

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San Francisco
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Houston
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Los Angeles
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Washington
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National Average
$136,000
Miami
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Dallas
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Atlanta
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Experience Affects Senior Attorney Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$136,000
Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Senior Attorney Salaries

Contract Negotiation
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Litigation Case Management
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National Average
$136,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 122 votes.

Gender

Female
48%
female alumni
 
Male
52%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 12%
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