Average Senior Attorney Salary in New York, New York

$131,287
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$24,677
Bonus
$18,500
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The average salary for a Senior Attorney in New York, New York is $131,287.
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$76k
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$131k
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$220k
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MEDIAN $131,287
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Salary
$76k - $220k
Bonus
$10k - $175k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $19k
Total Pay
$77k - $267k

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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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Popular Skills for Senior Attorney

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

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 $112,776 based on 12 salaries. An experienced Senior Attorney with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $154,839 based on 19 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $154,851.
Employees with Senior Attorney in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 33.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (14.3% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (5.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Los Angeles, California (14.8% less), Chicago, Illinois (6.7% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (6.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 40 survey responses.
Mid Career
30.0%
Experienced
47.5%
Late Career
22.5%