The average salary for an Attorney / Lawyer in San Diego, California is $79,879 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Technical Writing, Negotiation, Insurance, and Complex Litigation Case Management.
Attorney / Lawyer in San Diego, California Total Pay (?
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$56,285 - $147,259
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $79,878
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Attorney / Lawyer in San Diego, California Total Pay (?
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$23.15 - $249.44
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MEDIAN: $48.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$56,285 - $147,259  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,911  
Profit Sharing
$2,013 - $64,564  
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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$55,274 - $174,934  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 410
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$90$180$270
Hourly Rate
$23.15 - $249.44  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$180K$360K$540K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,911  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,013 - $64,564  
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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$55,274 - $174,934  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 410
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Pay by Experience Level for Attorney / Lawyer in San Diego, California
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer in San Diego, California Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 60%
Experienced
up arrow 40%
National Average
$85,000

Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer in San Diego, California Salaries

Technical Writing
up arrow 32%
Negotiation
up arrow 17%
Insurance
up arrow 16%
Complex Litigation Case Management
up arrow 10%
Litigation Case Management
0%
National Average
$85,000
Legal Research
up arrow 5%
Client Interaction
up arrow 7%
Case Management
up arrow 9%
Contract Negotiation
up arrow 14%
Research Analysis
up arrow 15%
Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 18%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 79 votes.
Gender
Female
47%
female alumni
 
Male
53%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 22%
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