Average Senior Attorney Salary

Avg. Base Salary (USD)

The average salary for a Senior Attorney is $137,159 in 2023

Base Salary
$83k - $206k
$5k - $42k
Profit Sharing
$4k - $95k
$14k - $32k
Total Pay
$87k - $248k
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What Do Senior Attorneys Do?

Senior Attorney Tasks
  • Advise clients in business transactions, claim liability, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits or legal rights and obligations.
  • Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges, and question witnesses during the course of a trial.
  • Analyze and interpret laws, rulings, and regulations with probable case outcomes for individuals and businesses.
  • Represent clients in court or before government agencies, present and summarize cases to judges and juries.
  • Gather evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions; evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments for presentation of cases.
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How do Senior Attorneys Rate Their Jobs?

4.1 out of 5
Highly Satisfied
Based on 40 responses, the job of Senior Attorney has received a job satisfaction rating of 4.08 out of 5. On average, Senior Attorneys are highly satisfied with their job.

FAQs About Senior Attorneys

What is the highest pay for Senior Attorneys?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Senior Attorney is $206k / year

What is the lowest pay for Senior Attorneys?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Senior Attorney is $83k / year

How can Senior Attorneys increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Senior Attorney is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Senior Attorney that oversees more junior Senior Attorneys, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.