Average Criminal Defense Lawyer Salary

$80,904
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$50k
MEDIAN
$81k
90%
$181k

The average salary for a Criminal Defense Lawyer is $80,904

Base Salary
$50k - $181k
Bonus
$245 - $25k
Profit Sharing
$21 - $120k
Commission
$0 - $269k
Total Pay
$51k - $244k
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What Do Criminal Defense Lawyers Do?

Criminal Defense Lawyer Tasks
  • Present cases in court representing the local, state or federal government.
  • Review reports, evidence, and conduct research.
  • Question witnesses, victims or others involved in the case.
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Gender Breakdown

Male
60.5%
Female
38.2%
Prefer to self-define
1.3%
This data is based on 76 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

69%

Dental

52%

Vision

45%

None

30%