Average Family Law Attorney Salary

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The average salary for a Family Law Attorney is $71,587.
MEDIAN $71,587
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$47k - $120k
$480 - $15k
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$0 - $49k
$0 - $20k
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$43k - $130k

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Job Description for Family Law Attorney

Family Law Attorney Tasks
  • Provide representation for client in court in legal cases as pertains to family law.
  • Advise staff on legal matters and interprets laws, regulations, and policies.
  • Interact routinely with caseworkers, supervisors, program directors and program administrators.
  • Monitor the progress of court cases within the assigned area of responsibility and take appropriate measures.
  • Provide expertise, guidance and instruction in family law, civil litigation, probate law, guardianship law, elder law and agency policy.

Job Satisfaction for Family Law Attorney

3.6 out of 5
Highly Satisfied

Career Paths

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Family Law Attorney
Staff Attorney
Compliance Manager
Legal Counsel
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Family Law Attorney

Skills in Family Practice, Client Interaction, Litigation Case Management and Legal Research are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Technical Writing.

Pay by Experience Level for Family Law Attorney

An entry-level Family Law Attorney with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $55,719 based on 27 salaries. An early career Family Law Attorney with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,233 based on 95 salaries. A mid-career Family Law Attorney with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $82,646 based on 57 salaries. An experienced Family Law Attorney with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $83,829 based on 34 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $98,264.
Employees with Family Law Attorney in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 19.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (17.3% more) and Los Angeles, California (15.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (13.4% less).

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