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Average Attorney / Lawyer Salary

$84,771
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,826
Bonus
$15,205
Commission
$5,939
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Attorney / Lawyer is $84,771.
10%
$51k
MEDIAN
$85k
90%
$156k
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$51k - $156k
Bonus
$1000 - $29k
Profit Sharing
$730 - $36k
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$2k - $50k
Total Pay
$52k - $183k
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What Do Attorney / Lawyers Do?

Job Satisfaction for Attorney / Lawyer

3.8 out of 5
(1,228)
Highly Satisfied
66Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Attorney / Lawyer are from the companies Self-Employed, Geico and Microsoft Corp. Reported salaries are highest at United States Government, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) where the average pay is $215,800. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Microsoft Corp and Axiom Legal, earning around $168,140 and $120,000, respectively. Self-Employed pays the lowest at around $77,808. Geico and Liberty Mutual Insurance Group also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $78,665 and $78,891, respectively.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Attorney / Lawyers?

Skills in Negotiation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Legal Document Review, Litigation Case Management, Legal Research and Client Interaction.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Attorney / Lawyers?

An entry-level Attorney / Lawyer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $61,579 based on 620 salaries. An early career Attorney / Lawyer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,489 based on 3,813 salaries. A mid-career Attorney / Lawyer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $96,028 based on 2,450 salaries. An experienced Attorney / Lawyer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $110,480 based on 2,058 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $127,879.
Employees with Attorney / Lawyer in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 36.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (27.0% more) and Los Angeles, California (20.1% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 10,160 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.1%
Early Career
37.5%
Mid Career
24.1%
Experienced
20.3%
Late Career
12.0%