Senior Attorneys receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $140K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Total cash compensation for Senior Attorneys runs from $85K to $224K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $42K and profit sharing that can reach almost $49K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Senior Attorneys making up 52 percent of survey respondents. Most Senior Attorneys report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and more than half earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey
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Pay Difference by Location
For those looking to make money, Senior Attorneys in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 21 percent above the national average. Senior Attorneys can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+8 percent), Houston (+6 percent), Washington (+5 percent), and Los Angeles (+4 percent). Falling short of the national average by 15 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Atlanta. Below-median salaries also turn up in Dallas and Miami (14 percent lower).