Average Experienced Senior Attorney with Contract Negotiation Skills Salary

$142,367
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$15,260
Bonus
$8,760
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Experienced Senior Attorney with Contract Negotiation skills is $142,367.
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$97k
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$142k
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$199k
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MEDIAN $142,367
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Salary
$97k - $199k
Bonus
$2k - $41k
Profit Sharing
$2k - $35k
Total Pay
$98k - $236k

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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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Popular Skills for Senior Attorney

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

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Attorney

An early career Senior Attorney with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $98,870 based on 7 salaries. A mid-career Senior Attorney with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $119,896 based on 34 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $171,022.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 72 survey responses.
Early Career
9.7%
Mid Career
47.2%
Late Career
43.1%