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Average Senior Attorney with Legal Compliance Skills Salary

$138,814
Avg. Salary
$15,259
Bonus
$15,000
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The average salary for a Senior Attorney with Legal Compliance skills is $138,814.
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$88k
MEDIAN
$139k
90%
$203k
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$88k - $203k
Bonus
$3k - $49k
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$0 - $89k
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$90k - $247k
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What Do Senior Attorneys Do?

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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What Are Popular Skills for Senior Attorneys?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Senior Attorneys?

A mid-career Senior Attorney with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $110,743 based on 29 salaries. An experienced Senior Attorney with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $146,067 based on 47 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $157,800.
Employees with Senior Attorney in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 45.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Redmond, Washington (44.4% more) and New York, New York (35.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (25.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 104 survey responses.
Mid Career
27.9%
Experienced
45.2%
Late Career
26.9%