$81,903
Avg. Salary
$48.27
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$5,136

Profit Sharing

$5,137

Commission

$10,150

The average pay for an Attorney / Lawyer is $48.27 per hour.

The average pay for an Attorney / Lawyer is $81,903 per year.

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MEDIAN $81,903
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MEDIAN: $81,903
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$0$180K
Salary $49,533 - $156,250
Bonus $727 - $29,079
Profit Sharing $101 - $36,142
Commission $1,000 - $41,480
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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$50,157 - $180,846
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 4 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 13,081
Hourly Data $0$252
Hourly Rate $20.21 - $253
Hourly Tips $2.67
Overtime $14.82 - $182
Annual Data $0$180K
Bonus $727 - $29,079
Commission $1,000 - $41,480
Profit Sharing $101 - $36,142
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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$50,157 - $180,846
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 4 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 915

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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Attorney / Lawyer

Pay by Experience for an Attorney / Lawyer has a positive trend. An entry-level Attorney / Lawyer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 7,796 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Attorney / Lawyer 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 4,276 salaries. An experienced Attorney / Lawyer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $119,000 based on 3,312 salaries. An Attorney / Lawyer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $139,000 based on 1,743 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $86,277

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

Attorney / Lawyer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Attorney / Lawyer?

Attorney / Lawyer in Houston:
"Corporate culture."
Pros: Work with legal cases/counseling.
Cons:

Attorney / Lawyer in Houston:
"Interesting."
Pros: Get to do a lot of different things in a day.
Cons: Very tedious, end up babysitting a lot.

Attorney / Lawyer in Irvine:
"Beware."
This job is more stressful than anyone is going to be able to adequately explain to you. And you ARE going to work for one or more moral degenerates if you chose to become an attornry. It's a given.

Attorney / Lawyer in Leesburg:
Find a good mentor. Take every opportunity possible to learn as much as you can.

Attorney / Lawyer in Camarillo:
"Don't do it."
Don't do it.

Attorney / Lawyer in Chicago:
"Know What You Want."
Ideally only get into law if you have a specific plan and know exactly what you want to do. At the very least explore the real intricacies of the different areas of law prior to law school to get as close as you can to what you want in law school to focus on.

Attorney / Lawyer in Arcadia:
"Family Law Attorney."
Most of the time you will be dealing with people's emotions which is very draining. Learn to listen since most clients want someone to listen to them. Learn to listen to the judge, instead of taking notes. Don't be afraid of going to trial, the more you do the better you will become.

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Key Stats for Attorney / Lawyer

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1948 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

▲61%

▲37%

▲13%

National Average
$86,000

▼19%

Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1948 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 25%