Senior Trial Attorney Salary

Median pay for Senior Trial Attorneys in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $135K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Senior Trial Attorneys making up 54 percent of survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and just over two-fifths earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$97,186 - $203,739
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MEDIAN: $135,369
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$97,186 - $203,739  
   
Bonus
$2,447 - $50,142  
Profit Sharing
$17,283  
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$103,500 - $214,984  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 28

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Job Description for Senior Trial Attorney

  • 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.
  • Represent clients in court or before government agencies, present and summarize cases to judges and juries.
  • 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.

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Key Stats for Senior Trial Attorney

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
45%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Senior Trial Attorney Salaries

Late-Career
▲14%

National Average
$149,000

Experienced
▼7%

Mid-Career
▼34%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
45%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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