Average Senior Attorney Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

$135,700
Avg. Salary
$4,000
Bonus
$1,000
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The average salary for a Senior Attorney in Washington, District of Columbia is $135,700.
10%
$70k
MEDIAN
$136k
90%
$196k
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Salary
$70k - $196k
Bonus
$0 - $20k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $1k
Total Pay
$70k - $201k

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Job Description for Senior Attorney

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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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Attorney

A mid-career Senior Attorney with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $114,882 based on 8 salaries. An experienced Senior Attorney with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $160,000 based on 10 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $142,500.
Employees with Senior Attorney in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 29.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (13.5% more) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (22.6% less), Los Angeles, California (14.1% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (10.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 24 survey responses.
Mid Career
33.3%
Experienced
41.7%
Late Career
25.0%