An Attorney / Lawyer earns an average salary of $46,612 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$29,699 - $94,687
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$47K
$95K
MEDIAN: $46,612
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$0$128K
Salary $29,699 - $94,687
Bonus $507 - $24,658
Profit Sharing $40,500
Total Pay (?
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$26,791 - $128,936
  • Country: Puerto Rico
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 May 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 21

Job Description for Attorney / Lawyer

Attorneys apply the law to specific situations and advise their clients on a course of action based on legal rights and responsibilities. Some attorneys work in the business world, providing counsel to corporate clients on business transactions. Other attorneys work with persons in the legal system, advocating on their behalf and representing them in court actions.

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Attorney / Lawyer Tasks

  • Advise clients in business transactions, claim liability, 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.
  • Represent clients in court or before government agencies, present and summarize cases to judges and juries.
  • 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.

Attorney / Lawyer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,195

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

Key Stats for Attorney / Lawyer

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
26%

Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

▲45%

National Average
$47,000

▼11%

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 32%