Average Senior Attorney Salary

$124,243
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$14,333
Bonus
$5,000
Commission
$12,620
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The average salary for a Senior Attorney is $124,243.
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$76k
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$124k
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$194k
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$76k - $194k
Bonus
$2k - $48k
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$1k - $73k
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$78k - $225k
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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.

Job Satisfaction for Senior Attorney

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What Are Popular Skills for Senior Attorneys?

Skills in Contract Negotiation, Legal Compliance and Negotiation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Legal Research and Litigation Case Management.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Senior Attorneys?

An early career Senior Attorney with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $86,966 based on 19 salaries. A mid-career Senior Attorney with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $106,742 based on 148 salaries. An experienced Senior Attorney with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $134,330 based on 202 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $144,004.
Employees with Senior Attorney in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 25.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (18.0% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (10.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (16.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 524 survey responses.
Early Career
3.6%
Mid Career
28.2%
Experienced
38.5%
Late Career
29.6%