$55,539
Avg. Salary
$25.56
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,528

Bonus

$2,000

Profit Sharing

$11,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Entry-Level Attorney is $25.56 per hour.

The average pay for an Entry-Level Attorney is $55,539 per year.

10%
$14.97
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$25.56
50%
$37.25
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90%
MEDIAN $25.56
10%
$40k
10%
$56k
50%
$80k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $55,539
$39,945 - $80,295
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$56K
$80K
MEDIAN: $55,539
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$14.97 - $37.25
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$0$80K
Salary $39,945 - $80,295
Bonus $0.00 - $10,145
Profit Sharing $2,000
Commission $11,000
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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$39,864 - $80,780
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 352
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $14.97 - $37.25
Overtime $33.84
Annual Data $0$80K
Bonus $0.00 - $10,145
Commission $11,000
Profit Sharing $2,000
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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$39,864 - $80,780
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 38

Job Description for Entry-Level Attorney

Entry-level attorneys are normally employed in larger law firms for work that must be performed by persons with legal training. As the most inexperienced lawyers at a firm, entry-level attorneys may not be asked to present a casein a courtroom. Instead, they generally assist more senior legal personnel with casework, research, writing, and information collecting. They typically work with partners to ensure the firm’s clients receive the best possible legal representation.

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Entry-Level Attorney Tasks
  • Analyze and interpret laws, rulings and regulations with probable case outcomes for individuals and businesses.
  • Evaluate findings and work with upper level attorneys to develop strategies and arguments for presentation of cases.
  • Assist attorneys with gathering evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions.

Common Career Paths for Entry-Level Attorney


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Entry-Level Attorneys might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Attorney, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $81K per year.

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Q: What is it like working as an Entry-Level Attorney?

Entry-Level Attorney in Los Angeles:
"Work flexibility."
Pros: Schedule.
Cons: Not learning.

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Key Stats for Entry-Level Attorney

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
41 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
Less than 1 year
48%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
3%
10-19 years
1%

Experience Affects Entry-Level Attorney Salaries

National Average
$56,000

▼6%

Mid-Career
▼12%

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Attorney Salaries

National Average
$56,000

Legal Document Review
▼2%

Legal Research
▼10%

Litigation Case Management
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
48%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
3%
10-19 years
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
no benefits
None: 30%