The average pay for an Attorney / Lawyer in San Francisco, California is $104,871 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Insurance, Complex Litigation Case Management, Legal Compliance, Regulatory Compliance, and Negotiation. Experience strongly influences salary for this job.
Attorney / Lawyer in San Francisco, California Total Pay (?
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$61,093 - $180,929
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MEDIAN: $104,870
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Attorney / Lawyer in San Francisco, California Total Pay (?
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$19.55 - $128.21
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$61,093 - $180,929  
   
Bonus
$484.79 - $30,544  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,456  
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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$59,650 - $199,823  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 367
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$19.55 - $128.21  
   
Overtime
$51.04 - $117.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$484.79 - $30,544  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,456  
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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$59,650 - $199,823  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 367
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Pay by Experience Level for Attorney / Lawyer in San Francisco, California
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer in San Francisco, California Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 62%
Mid-Career
up arrow 8%
National Average
$115,000

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

Insurance
up arrow 69%
Complex Litigation Case Management
up arrow 39%
Legal Compliance
up arrow 27%
Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 15%
Negotiation
up arrow 14%
Client Interaction
up arrow 7%
Research Analysis
up arrow 7%
Technical Writing
up arrow 5%
Litigation Case Management
up arrow 4%
Legal Research
up arrow 3%
National Average
$115,000
Contract Negotiation
up arrow 13%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 65 votes.
Gender
Female
56%
female alumni
 
Male
44%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 16%
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