Average Late-Career Senior Attorney Salary in San Francisco, California

$207,750
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The average salary for a Late-Career Senior Attorney in San Francisco, California is $207,750.
25%
$168k
25%
$208k
50%
$254k
75%
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MEDIAN $207,750
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$168k - $254k
Total Pay
$174k - $326k

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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
Attorney / Lawyer
General Counsel
Senior 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 $175,655 based on 5 salaries. An experienced Senior Attorney with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $174,314 based on 7 salaries.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in San Diego, California (59.6% less), Seattle, Washington (40.1% less) and Phoenix, Arizona (35.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 12 survey responses.
Mid Career
41.7%
Experienced
58.3%