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Senior Trial Attorney Salary

Senior Trial Attorneys in the United States can expect to earn an average of $119K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and nearly one-half earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Senior Trial Attorneys is high. The majority of Senior Trial Attorneys (65 percent) survey respondents are male. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$76,000 - $208,166
(Median)
$76K
$120K
$210K
MEDIAN: $118,878
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$76,000 - $208,166  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $49,806  
Profit Sharing
$9,500 - $40,000  
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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$82,645 - $232,822  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 131

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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
$125,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
56%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 15%
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