Average Attorney / Lawyer Salary

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The average salary for an Attorney / Lawyer is $83,849.
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$50k - $157k
$975 - $29k
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$487 - $36k
$2k - $50k
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$51k - $184k

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Job Description for Attorney / Lawyer

Job Satisfaction for Attorney / Lawyer

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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 $203,537. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Microsoft Corp and U.S. Department of Justice, earning around $171,501 and $150,275, respectively. Self-Employed pays the lowest at around $75,030. Liberty Mutual Insurance Group and Geico also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $77,139 and $78,665, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Attorney / Lawyer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Attorney / Lawyer

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 $60,779 based on 726 salaries. An early career Attorney / Lawyer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,082 based on 4,790 salaries. A mid-career Attorney / Lawyer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $94,656 based on 2,989 salaries. An experienced Attorney / Lawyer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $110,934 based on 2,522 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $127,596.
Employees with Attorney / Lawyer in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 36.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (26.4% more) and Los Angeles, California (23.4% more).

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