Senior Trial Attorney Salary

The average Senior Trial Attorney in the United States earns approximately $120K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 64 percent of Senior Trial Attorneys are male. Most enjoy medical while about one-half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$79,206 - $214,951
MEDIAN: $119,931

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$83,512 - $238,121  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 117
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Job Description for Senior Trial 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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Experience Affects Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.


36 %
64 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 11%