Entry-Level Staff Attorney Salary

The average Entry-Level Staff Attorney can expect to rake in roughly $61K per year. Female Entry-Level Staff Attorneys are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (62 percent) are women. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Staff Attorneys is high. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority.

$45,179 - $94,460
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$61K
$94K
MEDIAN: $61,458
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$19.87 - $49.33
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MEDIAN: $34.60
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$45,179 - $94,460  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,665  
Profit Sharing
$3,374  
Total Pay (?
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$45,150 - $98,478  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 340
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$19.87 - $49.33  
   
Overtime
$48.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,665  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,374  
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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$45,150 - $98,478  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 18

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $62,466

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Seattle offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Staff Attorneys, 26 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Staff Attorneys will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+25 percent), Houston (+25 percent), New York (+18 percent), and Washington (+17 percent). The lowest-paying market is Philadelphia, which sits 28 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Employers pay around 10 percent less in San Francisco and 7 percent less in Salt Lake City, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Key Stats for Staff Attorney

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
80%
5-9 years
11%
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Skills That Affect Staff Attorney Salaries



Legal Document Review
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National Average
$62,000



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 12%