Average Trial Lawyer Salary

$101,802
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$10,113
Bonus
$8,136
Commission
$10,174
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The average salary for a Trial Lawyer is $101,802.
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$56k
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$102k
90%
$201k
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$56k - $201k
Bonus
$2k - $51k
Profit Sharing
$30 - $86k
Commission
$0 - $8k
Total Pay
$60k - $310k
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What Do Trial Lawyers Do?

Trial Lawyer 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.

Job Satisfaction for Trial Lawyer

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What Are Popular Skills for Trial Lawyers?

Skills that pay less than market rate include Technical Writing, Litigation Case Management, Complex Litigation Case Management, Oral / Verbal Communication and Legal Research.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Trial Lawyers?

An early career Trial Lawyer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $81,185 based on 26 salaries. A mid-career Trial Lawyer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $92,432 based on 25 salaries. An experienced Trial Lawyer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $105,000 based on 22 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $157,207.
Employees with Trial Lawyer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 96.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (47.8% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (27.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (20.4% less) and New York, New York (4.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 106 survey responses.
Early Career
24.5%
Mid Career
23.6%
Experienced
20.8%
Late Career
31.1%