Divorce Lawyer Salary

The average salary for a Divorce Lawyer is $70,000 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$39,886 - $163,406
$40K
$73K
$160K
MEDIAN: $72,617
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50%
90%

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$14.09 - $220.51
$14
$50
$220
MEDIAN: $50.34
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$0$269K
Salary $39,886 - $163,406
Bonus $27.66 - $20,134
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $82,434
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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$40,324 - $269,783
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 66
Hourly Data $0$220
Hourly Rate $14.09 - $220.51
Hourly Tips $0.22
Overtime $44.43
Annual Data $0$269K
Bonus $27.66 - $20,134
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $82,434
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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$40,324 - $269,783
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 20

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Job Description for Divorce Lawyer

Divorce lawyers are specialized attorneys that deal with the dissolution of a marital union. They represent their client in legal filings, the division of assets, and child-custody decisions, working to guarantee their client's rights are secured and ensure they receive an optimal settlement. Divorce lawyers' day-to-day tasks may vary depending on clients' needs; some general tasks they may perform in the course of a workday include returning telephone calls, drafting correspondence, counseling clients, preparing for pleadings to the court, and traveling to court for hearings.

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Divorce 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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Pay by Experience Level for Divorce Lawyer

Pay by Experience for a Divorce Lawyer has a positive trend. An entry-level Divorce Lawyer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 45 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Divorce Lawyer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $109,000 based on 22 salaries. An experienced Divorce Lawyer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $117,000 based on 18 salaries. A Divorce Lawyer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 8 salaries.

Key Stats for Divorce Lawyer

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Divorce Lawyer Salaries

Experienced
▲36%

Mid-Career
▲27%

Late-Career
▲16%

National Average
$86,000

Entry-Level
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
vision benefits
Vision: 22%
no benefits
None: 41%
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