Senior Trial Attorney Salary

Senior Trial Attorneys in the United States take home an average $119K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Senior Trial Attorneys. More than half of Senior Trial Attorneys (64 percent) survey respondents are men. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and about one-half earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$77,479 - $207,714
(Median)
$77K
$120K
$210K
MEDIAN: $118,601
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$77,479 - $207,714  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $50,155  
Profit Sharing
$5,000 - $40,000  
Total Pay (?
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$81,625 - $231,811  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 122
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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 Senior Trial Attorney Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$124,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
55%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 13%
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