$90,391
Avg. Salary
$61.04
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$7,585

Bonus

$5,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Litigation Attorney is $61.04 per hour.

The average pay for a Litigation Attorney is $90,391 per year.

10%
$27.88
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$61.04
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$457.81
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MEDIAN $61.04
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$59k
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$90k
50%
$160k
90%
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MEDIAN $90,391
$59,442 - $159,839
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MEDIAN: $90,391
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$27.88 - $458
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MEDIAN: $61.04
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$0$186K
Salary $59,442 - $159,839
Bonus $1,005 - $35,141
Profit Sharing $507 - $31,172
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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$60,863 - $186,581
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 364
Hourly Data $0$457
Hourly Rate $27.88 - $458
Overtime $26.46
Annual Data $0$186K
Bonus $1,005 - $35,141
Profit Sharing $507 - $31,172
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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$60,863 - $186,581
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 29

Job Description for Litigation Attorney

A litigation attorney is a lawyer who specializes in dealing with lawsuits and representing either plaintiffs or defendants in cases. Often simply called a litigator, they oversee the entire process of taking a lawsuit to court. This process is quite often lengthy, and it is necessary for the litigation attorney to be patient and detail-oriented.

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Litigation Attorney 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.

Common Career Paths for Litigation Attorney


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Although many Litigation Attorneys transition into Attorney roles, the latter job seems to pay slightly less with an average reported annual income of $81K.

Litigation Attorney Job Listings

Popular Skills for Litigation Attorney


Litigation Attorneys typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in trial, Complex Litigation Case Management, Litigation Case Management, and Legal Research are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Legal Research and Litigation Case Management. It is often found that people who know Legal Research are also skilled in Complex Litigation Case Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Litigation Attorney

Pay by Experience for a Litigation Attorney has a positive trend. An entry-level Litigation Attorney with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 103 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Litigation Attorney with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 65 salaries. An experienced Litigation Attorney which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $118,000 based on 40 salaries. A Litigation Attorney with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $135,000 based on 28 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $97,007

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Litigation Attorneys in Dallas enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 91 percent above the national average. Litigation Attorneys will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+56 percent), Washington (+51 percent), Houston (+42 percent), and Seattle (+32 percent). In Boston, salaries are 12 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Key Stats for Litigation Attorney

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Litigation Attorney Salaries

▲39%

▲21%

▼0%

National Average
$97,000

▼23%

Skills That Affect Litigation Attorney Salaries

National Average
$97,000

trial
▼1%




Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 18%