Average Senior Attorney Salary in San Francisco, California

$174,997
Avg. Salary
$10,000
Bonus
$21,500
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The average salary for a Senior Attorney in San Francisco, California is $174,997.
10%
$128k
10%
$175k
50%
$253k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $174,997
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Salary
$128k - $253k
Bonus
$0 - $65k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $22k
Total Pay
$129k - $328k

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Job Description for Senior Attorney

Senior Attorney Tasks
  • 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.
  • Analyze and interpret laws, rulings, and regulations with probable case outcomes for individuals and businesses.
  • 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.

Career Paths

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Senior Attorney
Attorney / Lawyer
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Senior Counsel
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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. 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 Los Angeles, California (34.3% less), Chicago, Illinois (33.1% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (29.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 19 survey responses.
Mid Career
26.3%
Experienced
36.8%
Late Career
36.8%