Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a City Attorney is $99,399
What is the Pay by Experience Level for City Attorneys?
An early career City Attorney with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $63,787 based on 12 salaries. A mid-career City Attorney with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 11 salaries. An experienced City Attorney with …Read more
What Do City Attorneys Do?
City attorneys represent their city or municipality in legal matters. They may be elected or appointed; depending on the size of the city or municipality they represent, they may be full-time public employees or lawyers in private practice on contract to represent the city as needed. Tasks performed by the city attorney may include reviewing contracts or agreements under consideration, handling lawsuits brought against the city and providing legal guidance to the city and its leaders as needed. …Read more