Entry-Level Staff Attorney Salary

Entry-Level Staff Attorneys take home an average $63K per year. The majority of Entry-Level Staff Attorneys (62 percent) who took the survey are women. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$44,705 - $96,743
$45K
$63K
$97K
MEDIAN: $62,891
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$22.51 - $50.04
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MEDIAN: $32.50
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$0$99K
Salary $44,705 - $96,743
Bonus $0.00 - $11,635
Profit Sharing $4,250
Total Pay (?
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$44,804 - $99,110
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 346
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $22.51 - $50.04
Overtime $37.50
Annual Data $0$99K
Bonus $0.00 - $11,635
Profit Sharing $4,250
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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$44,804 - $99,110
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 16

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $63,832

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

Seattle is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Staff Attorneys, 23 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Staff Attorneys will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+22 percent), Houston (+22 percent), New York (+15 percent), and Washington (+15 percent). Entry-Level Staff Attorneys in Philadelphia earn salaries far below the national average by 30 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include San Francisco (12 percent lower) and Salt Lake City (9 percent lower).

Key Stats for Staff Attorney

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
12%
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Skills That Affect Staff Attorney Salaries



National Average
$64,000

Legal Document Review
▼2%



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 10%
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