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AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR MOST TYPICAL SALARY / YEAR
Gross income
Net (after tax)

$118,373 USD

£93,557 GBP
New York City

$130,266 USD

$300,000 USD

£237,107 GBP
Including "New York City"
Excluding "New York City"

Average Salary / Lawyer / United States

Average salary for Lawyer / United States is $118,373 USD per year. The most typical earning is $300,000 USD. All data are based on 174 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of $127,800 USD. Women receive a salary of $113,300 USD.

Based on education, the highest salaries receive people with Doctorate Degree with salary of $123,200 USD. The second most paid education level is Bachelors Degree with salary of $107,600 USD.

Different experiences affect earning as well. People with 12-16 Years of experience receive salary of $179,800 USD. Employees with 16-20 Years of experience receive $136,700 USD.

Levels / Lawyer / United States (Gross USD)

Salary Levels (USD) per Year Surveys [%]
$10,000 USD - $14,999 USD
0 n/a
$15,000 USD - $19,999 USD
1 100%
0.57%
$20,000 USD - $24,999 USD
0 n/a
$25,000 USD - $29,999 USD
1 99.43%
0.57%
$30,000 USD - $34,999 USD
2 98.85%
1.15%
$35,000 USD - $39,999 USD
2 97.7%
1.15%
$40,000 USD - $44,999 USD
3 96.55%
1.72%
$45,000 USD - $49,999 USD
6 94.83%
3.45%
$50,000 USD - $54,999 USD
10 91.38%
5.75%
$55,000 USD - $59,999 USD
3 85.63%
1.72%
$60,000 USD - $64,999 USD
8 83.91%
4.6%
$65,000 USD - $69,999 USD
8 79.31%
4.6%
$70,000 USD - $74,999 USD
10 74.71%
5.75%
$75,000 USD - $79,999 USD
7 68.97%
4.02%
$80,000 USD - $84,999 USD
8 64.94%
4.6%
$85,000 USD - $89,999 USD
2 60.34%
1.15%
$90,000 USD - $94,999 USD
9 59.2%
5.17%
$95,000 USD - $99,999 USD
2 54.02%
1.15%
$100,000 USD - $104,999 USD
8 52.87%
4.6%
$105,000 USD - $109,999 USD
2 48.28%
1.15%
$110,000 USD - $114,999 USD
7 47.13%
4.02%
$115,000 USD - $119,999 USD
3 43.1%
1.72%
$120,000 USD - $124,999 USD
12 41.38%
6.9%
$125,000 USD - $129,999 USD
4 34.48%
2.3%
$130,000 USD - $134,999 USD
2 32.18%
1.15%
$135,000 USD - $139,999 USD
1 31.03%
0.57%
$140,000 USD - $144,999 USD
2 30.46%
1.15%
$145,000 USD - $149,999 USD
1 29.31%
0.57%
HIGH SALARIES
$150,000 USD - $159,999 USD
11 28.74%
6.32%
$160,000 USD - $169,999 USD
3 22.41%
1.72%
$170,000 USD - $179,999 USD
0 n/a
$180,000 USD - $189,999 USD
2 20.69%
1.15%
$190,000 USD - $199,999 USD
5 19.54%
2.87%
$200,000 USD - $209,999 USD
11 16.67%
6.32%
$210,000 USD - $219,999 USD
2 10.34%
1.15%
$220,000 USD - $229,999 USD
1 9.2%
0.57%
$230,000 USD - $239,999 USD
0 n/a
$240,000 USD - $249,999 USD
1 8.62%
0.57%
THE MOST TYPICAL SALARY
$250,000 USD - $349,999 USD
14 8.05%
8.05%

Gender / Lawyer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Men 77 $127,800 USD
2 Women 66 $113,300 USD

Education / Lawyer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Doctorate Degree 138 $123,200 USD
2 Bachelors Degree 6 $107,600 USD
3 Masters Degree 28 $103,100 USD
4 High School 1 $46,000 USD
5 Some College 1 $18,000 USD

Experience / Lawyer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 12-16 Years 18 $179,800 USD
2 16-20 Years 11 $136,700 USD
3 20+ Years 31 $135,500 USD
4 8-12 Years 17 $116,600 USD
5 4-8 Years 40 $110,700 USD
6 2-4 Years 19 $102,000 USD
7 1-2 Years 12 $96,900 USD
8 0-1 Year 26 $82,500 USD

Age / Lawyer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 56-60 7 $175,700 USD
2 61-65 6 $150,200 USD
3 46-50 19 $146,500 USD
4 41-45 16 $131,200 USD
5 36-40 22 $130,700 USD
6 26-30 28 $120,100 USD
7 51-55 7 $116,300 USD
8 n/a 31 $105,700 USD
9 31-35 29 $93,300 USD
10 21-25 5 $69,600 USD
11 66-70 3 $55,000 USD
12 71-75 1 $35,000 USD

Work Type / Lawyer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Permanent 138 $120,600 USD
2 Part Time 4 $119,500 USD
3 Self Employed 24 $116,000 USD
4 Contract 8 $86,900 USD

States / Lawyer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Louisiana 1 $250,000 USD
2 Tennessee 3 $190,000 USD
3 New Jersey 1 $189,000 USD
4 Minnesota 5 $155,000 USD
5 Utah 2 $152,500 USD
6 District Of Columbia (DC) 8 $143,500 USD
7 Arizona 4 $143,500 USD
8 Michigan 3 $141,700 USD
9 Pennsylvania 5 $136,600 USD
10 New York State 23 $129,600 USD
11 North Carolina 5 $129,000 USD
12 Illinois 8 $128,100 USD
13 Texas 17 $124,200 USD
14 Colorado 4 $123,100 USD
15 Massachusetts 4 $120,200 USD
16 Oregon 2 $120,000 USD
17 Alaska 1 $120,000 USD
18 California 20 $118,000 USD
19 Nevada 6 $106,600 USD
20 Georgia 10 $106,500 USD
21 Florida 10 $105,600 USD
22 Indiana 2 $97,500 USD
23 Oklahoma 2 $95,000 USD
24 Missouri 2 $92,100 USD
25 Vermont 1 $90,000 USD
26 Maryland 3 $86,300 USD
27 Ohio 6 $79,500 USD
28 New Hampshire 1 $76,000 USD
29 New Mexico 1 $73,500 USD
30 West Virginia 1 $69,000 USD
31 Wisconsin 1 $65,000 USD
32 Washington State 3 $60,000 USD
33 Connecticut 1 $60,000 USD
34 Virginia 1 $55,000 USD

Cities / Lawyer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 New Orleans 1 $250,000 USD
2 Nashville 2 $225,000 USD
3 San Antonio 1 $210,000 USD
4 Cincinnati 1 $200,000 USD
5 Newark 1 $189,000 USD
6 Minneapolis 4 $181,300 USD
7 Phoenix 3 $153,000 USD
8 Salt Lake City 2 $152,500 USD
9 Pittsburgh 3 $149,000 USD
10 Washington DC 8 $143,500 USD
11 San Francisco 6 $143,500 USD
12 Detroit 3 $141,700 USD
13 San Diego 2 $135,000 USD
14 Houston 7 $134,000 USD
15 Charlotte 2 $132,500 USD
16 New York City 21 $130,300 USD
17 Los Angeles 5 $129,100 USD
18 Chicago 8 $128,100 USD
19 Orlando 2 $127,500 USD
20 Durham 3 $126,700 USD
21 Tallahassee 1 $125,000 USD
22 Denver 4 $123,100 USD
23 Buffalo, United States 2 $122,500 USD
24 Tampa 4 $120,800 USD
25 Boston 4 $120,200 USD
26 Portland, Oregon 2 $120,000 USD
27 Juneau 1 $120,000 USD
28 Dallas 5 $119,400 USD
29 Philadelphia 2 $118,000 USD
30 Tucson 1 $115,000 USD
31 Las Vegas 5 $107,900 USD
32 Atlanta 10 $106,500 USD
33 Irvine 2 $100,000 USD
34 Reno 1 $100,000 USD
35 Vancouver, United States 1 $100,000 USD
36 Austin 3 $99,000 USD
37 Indianapolis 2 $97,500 USD
38 St. Louis 2 $92,100 USD
39 Burlington, Vermont 1 $90,000 USD
40 Oceanside 1 $88,000 USD
41 Baltimore 3 $86,300 USD
42 Manchester, United States 1 $76,000 USD
43 Albuquerque 1 $73,500 USD
44 Miami 2 $70,000 USD
45 San Jose 2 $70,000 USD
46 Tulsa 1 $70,000 USD
47 Fort Worth 1 $70,000 USD
48 --Other-- 7 $69,700 USD
49 Charleston, West Virginia 1 $69,000 USD
50 Milwaukee 1 $65,000 USD
51 Hartford 1 $60,000 USD
52 Cleveland 2 $58,500 USD
53 Virginia Beach 1 $55,000 USD
54 Columbus 3 $53,300 USD
55 Fort Lauderdale 1 $53,000 USD
56 Spokane 1 $50,000 USD
57 Sacramento 1 $45,000 USD
58 Seattle 1 $30,000 USD

People's individual salary examples (surveys)

48/48  Attorney (Man)
Posted 22 May 2023

What I do?

"Litigate claims on behalf of clients."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Houston Doctorate Degree 0-1 Year Advanced $120,000 USD

47/48  Of Counsel (Man)
Posted 13 July 2022

What I do?

"Law, writing briefs."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Nashville Masters Degree 12-16 Years Expert $260,000 USD

46/48  Lawyer (Man)
Posted 13 February 2022

What I do?

"Practising law."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Masters Degree 1-2 Years Advanced $201,400 USD

45/48  Of Counsel (Man)
Posted 07 January 2022

What I do?

"Divorce litigation."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Masters Degree 16-20 Years Expert $90,000 USD

44/48  Associate (Man)
Posted 28 December 2021

What I do?

"Draft reports, analyze case files to determine liability, communicate with opposing attorneys, attend depositions, attend informal conferences, attend trials."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Houston Masters Degree 0-1 Year Intermediate $95,000 USD

43/48  Attorney (Man)
Posted 16 December 2021

What I do?

"Be a lawyer."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Orlando Doctorate Degree 0-1 Year Intermediate $75,000 USD

42/48  Associate Attorney (Man)
Posted 17 November 2021

What I do?

"Litigation."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Los Angeles Doctorate Degree 1-2 Years Expert $90,000 USD

41/48  Consultant (Man)
Posted 26 August 2021

What I do?

"Advice, Analysis, Review, Writing."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Buffalo, United States Doctorate Degree 16-20 Years Expert $160,000 USD

40/48  Private Attorney (Man)
Posted 08 July 2021

What I do?

"Litigation."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Phoenix Doctorate Degree 12-16 Years Expert $319,000 USD

39/48  Attorney (Man)
Posted 28 June 2021

What I do?

"Transactional law."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Dallas Doctorate Degree 8-12 Years Advanced $55,000 USD

38/48  Associate Attorney (Woman)
Posted 25 January 2021

What I do?

"Immigration law."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Milwaukee Doctorate Degree 0-1 Year n/a $65,000 USD

37/48  Criminal Defense Attorney (Man)
Posted 20 November 2020

What I do?

"I defend clients in civil and criminal courts, I have a JD in law."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Los Angeles Doctorate Degree 4-8 Years n/a $205,500 USD

36/48  Compliance Attorney (Man)
Posted 19 July 2020

What I do?

"Securities law specialist. I have a BA, JD, and LLM. I work in the financial services industry."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Denver Doctorate Degree 20+ Years n/a $110,000 USD

35/48  Lawyer (Man)
Posted 01 July 2020

What I do?

"Trial attorney and senior partner."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Minneapolis Doctorate Degree 20+ Years n/a $220,000 USD

34/48  Attorney (Man)
Posted 27 March 2020

What I do?

"I make sure client's go to treatment."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Las Vegas Doctorate Degree 2-4 Years n/a $110,000 USD

33/48  Attorney (Man)
Posted 21 January 2020

What I do?

"Juris doctor, writing, research."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Houston Doctorate Degree 4-8 Years n/a $150,000 USD

32/48  Associate Attorney (Woman)
Posted 22 June 2019

What I do?

"Signing lawsuits, drafting court documents, going to court."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Denver Doctorate Degree 1-2 Years n/a $52,400 USD

31/48  Attorney (Man)
Posted 19 June 2019

What I do?

"Corporate law in mergers and acquisitions or restructuring."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Doctorate Degree 0-1 Year n/a $190,000 USD

30/48  Lawyer (Man)
Posted 31 May 2019

What I do?

"Writing, public speaking, research."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Tallahassee Doctorate Degree 20+ Years n/a $125,000 USD

29/48  Associate (Man)
Posted 30 May 2019

What I do?

"Work for a corporate company."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Doctorate Degree 1-2 Years n/a $100,000 USD

28/48  Associate Attorney (Man)
Posted 14 May 2019

What I do?

"Immigration Defense and Family Petitions and Criminal Defense."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Atlanta Doctorate Degree 4-8 Years n/a $70,000 USD

27/48  Name Partner (Man)
Posted 29 April 2019

What I do?

"Taking care of the Associates and Junior and Senior partners at my firm."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Doctorate Degree 12-16 Years n/a $250,000 USD

26/48  Attorney (Man)
Posted 28 April 2019

What I do?

"Counsel, strategize and advocate."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Miami Doctorate Degree 20+ Years n/a $80,000 USD

25/48  Attorney (Woman)
Posted 21 March 2019

What I do?

"Immigration attorney."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Denver Doctorate Degree 4-8 Years n/a $80,000 USD

24/48  Attorney (Woman)
Posted 18 March 2019

What I do?

"Self employed solo practice less than 4 years experience as lawyer."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seattle Doctorate Degree 20+ Years n/a $30,000 USD

23/48  Defense Attorney (Woman)
Posted 17 March 2019

What I do?

"I have a federal contract to represent migrants charged with illegal entry into the U. S."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Tucson Doctorate Degree 20+ Years n/a $115,000 USD

22/48  Patent Law (Man)
Posted 20 February 2019

What I do?

"Work with patents."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Masters Degree 0-1 Year n/a $200,000 USD

21/48  Managing Attorney (Woman)
Posted 09 February 2019

What I do?

"Self-employed managing attorney."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Portland, Oregon Doctorate Degree 16-20 Years n/a $80,000 USD

20/48  Consultant (Man)
Posted 30 January 2019

What I do?

"I work on transactions."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Doctorate Degree 2-4 Years n/a $122,000 USD

19/48  Immigration Attorney (Man)
Posted 25 January 2019

What I do?

"Visa applications and deportation defense."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Phoenix Doctorate Degree 4-8 Years n/a $90,000 USD

18/48  Lawyer (Man)
Posted 08 January 2019

What I do?

"I work as a lawyer all day every day."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Tulsa Doctorate Degree 20+ Years n/a $70,000 USD

17/48  Associate (Woman)
Posted 15 December 2018

What I do?

"Associate attorney at law firm."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Masters Degree 12-16 Years n/a $150,000 USD

16/48  Associate (Man)
Posted 25 November 2018

What I do?

"Corporate Law associate focused on private fund formation and structuring. Three years of experience at top 20 law firm."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Doctorate Degree 2-4 Years n/a $260,000 USD

15/48  Associate (Woman)
Posted 16 September 2018

What I do?

"Junior associate."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Doctorate Degree 1-2 Years n/a $190,000 USD

14/48  Deputy General Counsel (Man)
Posted 14 September 2018

What I do?

"Oversee the commercial legal activities of the business."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Atlanta Doctorate Degree 20+ Years n/a $250,000 USD

13/48  Attorney (Man)
Posted 23 August 2018

What I do?

"Self employed civil attorney in law firm with 3 attorneys."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Austin Doctorate Degree 20+ Years n/a $150,000 USD

12/48  Staff Attorney (Woman)
Posted 15 May 2018

What I do?

"Contract review negotiation."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
St. Louis Doctorate Degree 4-8 Years n/a $114,100 USD

11/48  Contract Attorney (Woman)
Posted 30 April 2018

What I do?

"Manage and negotiate complex contracts."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Philadelphia Doctorate Degree 16-20 Years n/a $80,000 USD

10/48  Associate (Woman)
Posted 17 April 2018

What I do?

"Associate attorney working in the area of labor law, ERISA, and associated legal specialties."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Cleveland Doctorate Degree 1-2 Years n/a $57,000 USD

9/48  Lawyer (Woman)
Posted 08 April 2018

What I do?

"Civil rights law, trial and appeals."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Doctorate Degree 4-8 Years n/a $40,000 USD

8/48  Barrister (Woman)
Posted 24 March 2018

What I do?

"Criminal and civil lawyer."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Baltimore Masters Degree 2-4 Years n/a $100,000 USD

7/48  Immigration Associate (Man)
Posted 05 January 2018

What I do?

"Immigration Law dealing with all business, family and visa issues."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Fort Lauderdale Doctorate Degree 2-4 Years n/a $53,000 USD

6/48  Managing Attorney (Man)
Posted 21 December 2017

What I do?

"Immigration Law, business, family, and removal defense."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Orlando Doctorate Degree 8-12 Years n/a $180,000 USD

5/48  Attorney (Woman)
Posted 01 December 2017

What I do?

"Many clients lots of work intersting."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Doctorate Degree 8-12 Years n/a $102,500 USD

4/48  Associate (Man)
Posted 24 October 2017

What I do?

"Business Transactional and Litigation Attorney."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Virginia Beach Doctorate Degree 0-1 Year n/a $55,000 USD

3/48  Corporate Counsel (Woman)
Posted 19 September 2017

What I do?

"Transactional attorney inside counsel."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Doctorate Degree 8-12 Years n/a $155,000 USD

2/48  Attorney (Woman)
Posted 08 September 2017

What I do?

"Assisting immigrants in getting legal status."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Doctorate Degree 20+ Years n/a $35,000 USD

1/48  Lawyer (Woman)
Posted 03 September 2017

What I do?

"Get people to stop being in jail because that is not any fun or fair."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Boston High School 20+ Years n/a $46,000 USD


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