Experienced Attorney / Lawyer Salary

Salaries for Experienced Attorneys are generous, with average pay above six figures ($112K) per year. Incomes of Experienced Attorneys vary widely depending on performance components; bonuses and profit sharing that can occasionally exceed $40K cause paychecks to spread between $68K on the low end and $224K on the high end. Male Experienced Attorneys are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 51 percent of the field. Nearly one-fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and one-half claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$65,030 - $196,172
$65K
$110K
$200K
MEDIAN: $111,201
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$28.66 - $306.52
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$310
MEDIAN: $69.78
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$0$225K
Salary $65,030 - $196,172
Bonus $493.61 - $45,615
Profit Sharing $62.58 - $45,302
Commission $293.61 - $51,064
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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$67,677 - $225,240
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,659
Hourly Data $0$306
Hourly Rate $28.66 - $306.52
Overtime $0.00 - $255.32
Annual Data $0$225K
Bonus $493.61 - $45,615
Commission $293.61 - $51,064
Profit Sharing $62.58 - $45,302
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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$67,677 - $225,240
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 116

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $118,195

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

For Experienced Attorneys, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Experienced Attorneys will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+41 percent), Miami (+32 percent), Washington (+28 percent), and New York (+10 percent). Boston ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 19 percent below the national average. Employers in Atlanta and San Diego also lean toward paying below-median salaries (18 percent lower and 14 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Attorney / Lawyer

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 294 votes.
10-19 years
86%
20 years or more
14%
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Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer Salaries




▲6%

▲4%


▲2%


Regulatory Compliance
▲1%



National Average
$118,000



Technical Writing
▼10%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 294 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 25%
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