Senior Attorney Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Senior Attorney is $123,696 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Senior Attorney Total Pay (?
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$78,277 - $193,738
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $123,696
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Senior Attorney Total Pay (?
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$29.59 - $479.78
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $81.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$78,277 - $193,738  
   
Bonus
$957 - $46,369  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $79,189  
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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$80,177 - $232,779  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 466
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$160$320$480
Hourly Rate
$29.59 - $479.78  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $55.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$320K$640K$960K
Bonus
$957 - $46,369  
   
Profit Sharing
$970 - $79,189  
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).
)
$80,177 - $232,779  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 466
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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 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 22%
Boston
up arrow 18%
Houston
up arrow 12%
Los Angeles
up arrow 10%
San Francisco
up arrow 9%
Washington
up arrow 5%
National Average
$136,000
Miami
up arrow 11%
Dallas
up arrow 18%
Atlanta
up arrow 30%
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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 11%
Entry-Level
up arrow 31%

Skills That Affect Senior Attorney Salaries

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 5%
Litigation Case Management
up arrow 2%
National Average
$136,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 123 votes.

Gender

Female
48%
female alumni
 
Male
52%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 13%
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