Average Entry-Level Attorney / Lawyer Salary

$62,267
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$45k
MEDIAN
$62k
90%
$96k

The average salary for an Attorney / Lawyer is $62,267

Base Salary
$45k - $96k
Bonus
$508 - $10k
Profit Sharing
$96 - $20k
Commission
$5k - $20k
Total Pay
$44k - $99k
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What Do Attorney / Lawyers Do?

Attorney / Lawyer Tasks
  • 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.
  • Represent clients in court or before government agencies, present and summarize cases to judges and juries.
  • 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.
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Gender Breakdown

Female
50.9%
Male
48.9%
Prefer to self-define
0.2%
This data is based on 585 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

71%

Dental

48%

Vision

38%

None

28%