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Average Family Law Attorney Salary

$75,382
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,170
Bonus
$5,000
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The average salary for a Family Law Attorney is $75,382.
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$49k
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$75k
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$129k
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What Do Family Law Attorneys Do?

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

3.5 out of 5
(15)
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Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Family Law Attorneys?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Family Law Attorneys?

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 $59,234 based on 22 salaries. An early career Family Law Attorney with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,141 based on 76 salaries. A mid-career Family Law Attorney with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $82,601 based on 43 salaries. An experienced Family Law Attorney with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $85,633 based on 33 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $97,530.
Employees with Family Law Attorney in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 29.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Jose, California (14.1% more) and Chicago, Illinois (6.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (21.8% less), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (20.4% less) and New York, New York (0.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 197 survey responses.
Entry Level
11.2%
Early Career
38.6%
Mid Career
21.8%
Experienced
16.8%
Late Career
11.7%

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