$79,528
Avg. Salary
$45.98
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$5,099

Bonus

$3,776

Profit Sharing

$3,500

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Associate Attorney with Complex Litigation Case Management skills is $45.98 per hour.

The average pay for an Associate Attorney with Complex Litigation Case Management skills is $79,528 per year.

$24.83
10%
$45.98
50%
$75.52
90%
MEDIAN $45.98
$54k
10%
$80k
50%
$133k
90%
MEDIAN $79,528
$53,961 - $132,832
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$130K
MEDIAN: $79,528
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$24.83 - $75.52
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$0$145K
Salary $53,961 - $132,832
Bonus $975 - $20,095
Profit Sharing $974 - $10,287
Commission $3,500
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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$57,549 - $145,515
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 985
Hourly Data $0$75
Hourly Rate $24.83 - $75.52
Overtime $51.33
Annual Data $0$145K
Bonus $975 - $20,095
Commission $3,500
Profit Sharing $974 - $10,287
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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$57,549 - $145,515
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 18

Job Description for Associate Attorney

Associate attorneys are lawyers who usually have a minimal amount of experience in the field. Many are just out of law school and developing their careers. Associate attorneys typically start out under the guidance of an experienced attorney, assisting with cases and writing reports. After gaining experience, associate attorneys can move up in the ranks of a law firm and start taking on their own clients, and acting as the lead attorney in cases. Associate attorneys essentially do the same job as a regular attorney, and also have other responsibilities such as researching legal information, writing legal briefs and preparing legal documents. Associate attorneys may also take part in jury selection, advising clients, negotiating with outside colleagues, and helping to argue a case in court. Associate attorneys work for their law firms as employees and are not considered partners, nor do they have any ownership in the firm. Their time in a position at a law firm is a valuable opportunity to build their contact list and create a network that they can use throughout their career.

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Associate Attorney 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.
  • Analyze and interpret laws, rulings, and regulations with probable case outcomes for individuals and businesses.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Associate Attorney

Pay by Experience for an Associate Attorney has a positive trend. An entry-level Associate Attorney with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 405 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Associate Attorney with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 144 salaries. An experienced Associate Attorney which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $122,000 based on 40 salaries. An Associate Attorney with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $110,000 based on 15 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

24%

22%

-1%

-20%

National Average: $82,777

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

Washington offers some of the highest pay in the country for Associate Attorneys with Complex Litigation Case Management skills, 103 percent above the national average. Associate Attorneys with Complex Litigation Case Management skills will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+41 percent), Houston (+29 percent), Seattle (+26 percent), and Los Angeles (+24 percent). Associate Attorneys with Complex Litigation Case Management skills in Sacramento take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 22 percent less than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Chicago and Boston (18 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Associate Attorney

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 169 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%

Experience Affects Associate Attorney Salaries

Experienced
▲47%

Late-Career
▲33%

▲19%

National Average
$83,000

▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 169 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 19%