Senior Trial Attorneys in the United States can expect wages of $132K per year on average. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and slightly less than one-half earn dental coverage. For the most part, Senior Trial Attorneys enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Senior Trial Attorneys making up 58 percent of survey respondents. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$92,110 - $203,416
(Median)
$92K
$130K
$200K
MEDIAN: $132,154
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Salary
$92,110 - $203,416  
   
Bonus
$1,532 - $50,848  
Profit Sharing
$17,283  
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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$93,701 - $210,476  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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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 7%

National Average
$146,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Mid-Career
up arrow 33%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
48%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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