The average pay for a Senior Attorney is $123,354 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Senior Attorney Total Pay (?
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$78,593 - $195,509
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MEDIAN: $123,354
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Senior Attorney Total Pay (?
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$43.63 - $482.73
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MEDIAN: $85.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$78,593 - $195,509  
   
Bonus
$981 - $48,616  
Profit Sharing
$961 - $20,180  
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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$80,305 - $241,332  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 489
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$170$340$510
Hourly Rate
$43.63 - $482.73  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $41.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$500K$1M$1.5M
Bonus
$981 - $48,616  
   
Profit Sharing
$961 - $20,180  
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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$80,305 - $241,332  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 489
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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.
Pay by Experience Level for Senior Attorney
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
New York
up arrow 26%
Boston
up arrow 18%
Houston
up arrow 12%
Los Angeles
up arrow 11%
San Francisco
up arrow 9%
Washington
up arrow 2%
National Average
$136,000
Miami
up arrow 10%
Atlanta
up arrow 26%
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Experience Affects Senior Attorney Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%
Experienced
up arrow 3%
National Average
$136,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
Entry-Level
up arrow 31%

Skills That Affect Senior Attorney Salaries

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 3%
Contract Negotiation
0%
National Average
$136,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 123 votes.
Gender
Female
47%
female alumni
 
Male
53%
male alumni
Years of Experience
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
51%
20 years or more
28%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 14%
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