Attorney / Lawyer in San Francisco Salary

On average, San Francisco Attorneys earn six-figure salaries ($118K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. In the world of Attorneys in San Francisco, Calif., overall income ranges from $73K near the bottom to $239K at the top; this can include more than $50K from bonuses and more than $298K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Men working as Attorneys in San Francisco who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 51 percent. Most San Francisco Attorneys report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and more than half earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$71,948 - $203,071
$72K
$110K
$200K
MEDIAN: $112,006
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$0$295K
Salary $71,948 - $203,071
Bonus $1,019 - $51,278
Profit Sharing $1,521 - $295,995
Commission $5,250
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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$66,946 - $243,979
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 86

About San Francisco, California

San Francisco County, California
864,816
Male:
439,752 (50.8%)
Female:
425,064 (49.2%)
San Francisco (SF) (/sæn frənˈsɪskoʊ/), officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California and the only consolidated city-county in California. San Francisco is about 46.9 square miles (121 km2) in area. It is located on the north end of the San Francisco Peninsula. It is the smallest county in the state. It has a density of about 18,451 people per square mile (7,124 people per km2), making it the most densely settled large city (population greater than 200,000) in the state of California and the second-most densely populated major city in the United States after New York City. San Francisco is the fourth-most populous city in California, after Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Jose, and the 13th-most populous city in the United States—with a Census-estimated 2015 population of 864,816. The city and its surrounding areas are known as the San...
San Francisco:
$92,094
California:
$64,500
$1,659
San Francisco:
$941,400
California:
$449,100
3.6%

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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 $98,000 based on 59 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 $135,000 based on 32 salaries. An experienced Attorney / Lawyer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $169,000 based on 24 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 $195,000 based on 11 salaries.

Key Stats for Attorney / Lawyer

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Late-Career
▲63%

▲41%

▲12%

National Average
$120,000

▼19%

Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer Salaries


Intellectual Property (IP)
▲33%

Contract Negotiation
▲28%


Insurance
▲21%



Negotiation
▲15%

Regulatory Compliance
▲11%

National Average
$120,000

Legal Compliance
▼3%

Leadership
▼21%

Legal Research
▼25%

Case Management
▼25%

Technical Writing
▼25%

Legal Document Review
▼31%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 11%