Family Law Attorney Salary

A Family Law Attorney earns an average salary of $69,480 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$42,367 - $116,380
$42K
$69K
$120K
MEDIAN: $69,119
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50%
90%

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$14.09 - $44.70
$14
$27
$45
MEDIAN: $27.00
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$0$120K
Salary $42,367 - $116,380
Bonus $0.00 - $13,178
Profit Sharing $2,500
Commission $20,347
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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$41,362 - $120,509
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 123
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $14.09 - $44.70
Overtime $19.00
Annual Data $0$120K
Bonus $0.00 - $13,178
Commission $20,347
Profit Sharing $2,500
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).
)
$41,362 - $120,509
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 10

Job Description for Family Law Attorney

The field of family law is expansive, including areas such as custody, divorce, and adoption. The family law attorney is the professional hired to help guide clients through their cases and help achieve an optimal resolution through a settlement process or as their representative in court as they argue the case before a family court judge. Some family lawyers handle all, or many, kinds of family law cases, while others may tend to focus primarily, or even exclusively, on one aspect of family law (such as divorce lawyers and custody lawyers). More so than in most other types of law, family law can be a difficult process for clients because of the personal nature of many cases; family law attorneys must be able to help navigate their clients through emotionally difficult legal proceedings.

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Family Law Attorney Tasks

  • 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.
  • Interact routinely with caseworkers, supervisors, program directors and program administrators.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Family Law Attorney

Pay by Experience for a Family Law Attorney has a positive trend. An entry-level Family Law Attorney with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 87 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Family Law Attorney with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 40 salaries. An experienced Family Law Attorney which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 20 salaries. A Family Law Attorney with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 7 salaries.

Key Stats for Family Law Attorney

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Family Law Attorney Salaries

Mid-Career
▲26%

Experienced
▲16%

Late-Career
▲10%

National Average
$71,000

Entry-Level
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
no benefits
None: 36%