$70,068
Avg. Salary
$29.66
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$4,855

Bonus

$3,092

Profit Sharing

$2,750

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Associate Attorney with Legal Research skills is $29.66 per hour.

The average pay for an Associate Attorney with Legal Research skills is $70,068 per year.

$15.12
10%
$29.66
50%
$62.80
90%
MEDIAN $29.66
$48k
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$70k
50%
$115k
90%
MEDIAN $70,068
$48,351 - $115,080
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$120K
MEDIAN: $70,068
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$0$121K
Salary $48,351 - $115,080
Bonus $954 - $15,074
Profit Sharing $493 - $14,810
Commission $484 - $20,010
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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$48,602 - $121,739
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,284
Hourly Data $0$98
Hourly Rate $15.12 - $62.80
Overtime $9.93 - $98.63
Annual Data $0$121K
Bonus $954 - $15,074
Commission $484 - $20,010
Profit Sharing $493 - $14,810
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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$48,602 - $121,739
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 117

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 $67,000 based on 1,192 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 $89,000 based on 255 salaries. An experienced Associate Attorney which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 59 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 $131,000 based on 18 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

35%

13%

11%

9%

-14%

National Average: $71,920

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

Key Stats for Associate Attorney

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 522 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
1%

Experience Affects Associate Attorney Salaries

Late-Career
▲82%

Experienced
▲42%

▲24%

National Average
$72,000

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 522 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
no benefits
None: 24%