Average Experienced Senior Attorney Salary in San Francisco, California

$174,314
Avg. Salary
$7,500
Bonus
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The average salary for an Experienced Senior Attorney in San Francisco, California is $174,314.
25%
$132k
25%
$174k
50%
$192k
75%
75%
MEDIAN $174,314
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Salary
$132k - $192k
Bonus
$0 - $8k
Total Pay
$132k - $193k

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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.

Career Paths

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Senior Attorney
General Counsel
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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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 $180,206 based on 6 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $207,750.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (34.0% less), Atlanta, Georgia (26.9% less) and San Diego, California (25.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 13 survey responses.
Mid Career
46.2%
Late Career
53.8%