Real Estate Attorney Salary

Real Estate Attorneys in the United States take home an average $67K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and nearly one-fifth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by around half. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$47,873 - $145,225
$48K
$70K
$150K
MEDIAN: $69,917
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50%
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$16.70 - $64.85
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MEDIAN: $18.50
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$0$164K
Salary $47,873 - $145,225
Bonus $50.68 - $32,549
Profit Sharing $7,630
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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$45,965 - $164,462
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 116
Hourly Data $0$64
Hourly Rate $18.50
Overtime $17.50
Annual Data $0$164K
Bonus $50.68 - $32,549
Profit Sharing $7,630
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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$45,965 - $164,462
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 8

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Job Description for Real Estate Attorney

Few business transactions can be as complicated, or symbolic of the risks of financial resources, as those involving real estate. Real estate attorneys are lawyers who specialize in this area. Their work revolves around assisting buyers and sellers in working through difficult contracts and closing language, and also represent interested parties when civil remedies through lawsuits are involved. They may also represent interested parties in foreclosure proceedings.

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Real Estate Attorney Tasks

  • Negotiate and draft real estate documentation, including leases, licensing, and purchasing and selling agreements.
  • Maintain client confidentiality.
  • Meet stringent deadlines.
  • Represent client in all real estate business dealings and make executive decisions as needed.

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Pay by Experience Level for Real Estate Attorney

Pay by Experience for a Real Estate Attorney has a positive trend. An entry-level Real Estate Attorney with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 86 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Real Estate Attorney with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 29 salaries. An experienced Real Estate Attorney which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $112,000 based on 18 salaries. A Real Estate Attorney with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $141,000 based on 11 salaries.

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Key Stats for Real Estate Attorney

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
10%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Real Estate Attorney Salaries

Late-Career
▲101%

Experienced
▲60%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$70,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Real Estate Attorney Salaries

Contract Negotiation
▲23%

National Average
$70,000

Real Estate
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 22%
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