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

$94,501 USD

£72,590 GBP
New York City

$104,394 USD

$52,000 USD

£39,943 GBP
Including "New York City"
Excluding "New York City"

Average Salary / Law / United States

Average salary for Law / United States is $94,501 USD per year. The most typical earning is $52,000 USD. All data are based on 492 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of $114,700 USD. Women receive a salary of $80,800 USD.

Based on education, the highest salaries receive people with Doctorate Degree with salary of $126,100 USD. The second most paid education level is Masters Degree with salary of $100,000 USD.

Different experiences affect earning as well. People with 12-16 Years of experience receive salary of $136,100 USD. Employees with 20+ Years of experience receive $116,900 USD.

Levels / Law / 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
2 100%
0.41%
$20,000 USD - $24,999 USD
16 99.59%
3.25%
$25,000 USD - $29,999 USD
14 96.34%
2.85%
$30,000 USD - $34,999 USD
26 93.5%
5.28%
$35,000 USD - $39,999 USD
19 88.21%
3.86%
$40,000 USD - $44,999 USD
21 84.35%
4.27%
$45,000 USD - $49,999 USD
27 80.08%
5.49%
THE MOST TYPICAL SALARY
$50,000 USD - $54,999 USD
34 74.59%
6.91%
$55,000 USD - $59,999 USD
13 67.68%
2.64%
$60,000 USD - $64,999 USD
27 65.04%
5.49%
$65,000 USD - $69,999 USD
25 59.55%
5.08%
$70,000 USD - $74,999 USD
20 54.47%
4.07%
$75,000 USD - $79,999 USD
13 50.41%
2.64%
$80,000 USD - $84,999 USD
20 47.76%
4.07%
$85,000 USD - $89,999 USD
9 43.7%
1.83%
$90,000 USD - $94,999 USD
19 41.87%
3.86%
$95,000 USD - $99,999 USD
4 38.01%
0.81%
$100,000 USD - $104,999 USD
17 37.2%
3.46%
$105,000 USD - $109,999 USD
12 33.74%
2.44%
$110,000 USD - $114,999 USD
14 31.3%
2.85%
$115,000 USD - $119,999 USD
6 28.46%
1.22%
$120,000 USD - $124,999 USD
20 27.24%
4.07%
$125,000 USD - $129,999 USD
8 23.17%
1.63%
$130,000 USD - $134,999 USD
6 21.54%
1.22%
$135,000 USD - $139,999 USD
3 20.33%
0.61%
$140,000 USD - $144,999 USD
5 19.72%
1.02%
$145,000 USD - $149,999 USD
5 18.7%
1.02%
HIGH SALARIES
$150,000 USD - $159,999 USD
18 17.68%
3.66%
$160,000 USD - $169,999 USD
6 14.02%
1.22%
$170,000 USD - $179,999 USD
3 12.8%
0.61%
$180,000 USD - $189,999 USD
7 12.2%
1.42%
$190,000 USD - $199,999 USD
6 10.77%
1.22%
$200,000 USD - $209,999 USD
12 9.55%
2.44%
$210,000 USD - $219,999 USD
3 7.11%
0.61%
$220,000 USD - $229,999 USD
2 6.5%
0.41%
$230,000 USD - $239,999 USD
1 6.1%
0.2%
$240,000 USD - $249,999 USD
4 5.89%
0.81%
$250,000 USD - $349,999 USD
25 5.08%
5.08%

Gender / Law / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Men 179 $114,700 USD
2 Women 204 $80,800 USD

Education / Law / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Doctorate Degree 218 $126,100 USD
2 Masters Degree 72 $100,000 USD
3 Bachelors Degree 99 $64,400 USD
4 Some College 85 $53,300 USD
5 High School 17 $50,200 USD
6 Bellow H. School 1 $30,000 USD

Experience / Law / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 12-16 Years 43 $136,100 USD
2 20+ Years 106 $116,900 USD
3 16-20 Years 45 $100,800 USD
4 8-12 Years 54 $99,500 USD
5 4-8 Years 91 $82,700 USD
6 1-2 Years 35 $77,700 USD
7 2-4 Years 64 $70,000 USD
8 0-1 Year 54 $66,900 USD

Age / Law / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 71-75 2 $167,500 USD
2 46-50 44 $135,200 USD
3 61-65 21 $120,700 USD
4 36-40 43 $107,200 USD
5 56-60 28 $101,100 USD
6 41-45 44 $99,400 USD
7 51-55 28 $98,800 USD
8 66-70 6 $96,100 USD
9 26-30 58 $91,100 USD
10 n/a 109 $87,000 USD
11 31-35 72 $82,600 USD
12 21-25 30 $52,700 USD
13 76-99 1 $48,000 USD
14 14-20 6 $28,900 USD

Work Type / Law / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Self Employed 45 $107,900 USD
2 Permanent 412 $95,800 USD
3 Contract 18 $72,300 USD
4 Part Time 17 $50,200 USD

States / Law / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Idaho 2 $140,000 USD
2 District Of Columbia (DC) 19 $125,300 USD
3 Alaska 1 $120,000 USD
4 Nevada 10 $118,200 USD
5 Illinois 17 $117,300 USD
6 Michigan 9 $113,700 USD
7 Alabama 3 $110,000 USD
8 Minnesota 12 $107,800 USD
9 Texas 51 $105,800 USD
10 Utah 9 $103,200 USD
11 Massachusetts 10 $102,100 USD
12 New York State 53 $100,800 USD
13 California 64 $100,300 USD
14 Tennessee 5 $98,600 USD
15 Ohio 13 $98,200 USD
16 Arizona 8 $96,500 USD
17 North Carolina 12 $94,800 USD
18 Oklahoma 3 $94,300 USD
19 Florida 22 $93,300 USD
20 Colorado 13 $92,100 USD
21 Connecticut 2 $90,000 USD
22 Vermont 1 $90,000 USD
23 New Jersey 8 $87,300 USD
24 Rhode Island 2 $84,500 USD
25 Missouri 3 $81,400 USD
26 Georgia 19 $80,600 USD
27 Oregon 8 $80,600 USD
28 Washington State 16 $80,400 USD
29 Maine 4 $77,100 USD
30 Pennsylvania 16 $75,500 USD
31 New Mexico 3 $75,500 USD
32 Louisiana 9 $74,900 USD
33 Wisconsin 6 $72,000 USD
34 West Virginia 3 $71,700 USD
35 Virginia 4 $66,800 USD
36 Indiana 6 $64,400 USD
37 Kansas 1 $58,000 USD
38 Maryland 8 $55,300 USD
39 New Hampshire 2 $54,500 USD
40 Nebraska 1 $52,200 USD
41 Kentucky 2 $43,400 USD
42 South Carolina 1 $42,000 USD
43 Arkansas 1 $42,000 USD
44 Mississippi 2 $40,000 USD

Cities / Law / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Cincinnati 4 $193,800 USD
2 San Antonio 2 $176,500 USD
3 Pittsburgh 4 $136,800 USD
4 Orlando 2 $127,500 USD
5 Durham 3 $126,700 USD
6 Washington DC 19 $125,300 USD
7 San Francisco 14 $123,600 USD
8 Houston 17 $121,100 USD
9 Minneapolis 9 $119,700 USD
10 Nashville 2 $119,000 USD
11 Fort Lauderdale 3 $117,700 USD
12 Tampa 6 $117,600 USD
13 Chicago 17 $117,300 USD
14 Las Vegas 8 $114,000 USD
15 Tacoma 2 $112,500 USD
16 Charlotte 3 $112,300 USD
17 Dallas 20 $109,700 USD
18 New York City 47 $104,400 USD
19 Salt Lake City 9 $103,200 USD
20 Detroit 8 $103,000 USD
21 Boston 10 $102,100 USD
22 Sacramento 6 $102,000 USD
23 San Diego 9 $100,100 USD
24 Los Angeles 22 $99,600 USD
25 Knoxville 2 $97,500 USD
26 Phoenix 7 $93,900 USD
27 Buffalo, United States 4 $92,800 USD
28 Denver 11 $92,300 USD
29 Colorado Springs 2 $91,000 USD
30 Hartford 2 $90,000 USD
31 Newark 8 $87,300 USD
32 Irvine 3 $82,700 USD
33 New Orleans 8 $81,600 USD
34 Atlanta 18 $81,500 USD
35 St. Louis 3 $81,400 USD
36 Portland, Oregon 8 $80,600 USD
37 Portland, Maine 4 $77,100 USD
38 Seattle 11 $77,000 USD
39 Fort Worth 3 $76,700 USD
40 Albuquerque 3 $75,500 USD
41 --Other-- 28 $74,900 USD
42 Bakersfield 2 $72,500 USD
43 Milwaukee 6 $72,000 USD
44 St. Paul 3 $72,000 USD
45 Charleston, West Virginia 3 $71,700 USD
46 San Jose 2 $70,000 USD
47 Indianapolis 5 $69,200 USD
48 Austin 6 $69,000 USD
49 Miami 9 $65,200 USD
50 Columbus 5 $58,100 USD
51 Spokane 2 $57,500 USD
52 Baltimore 8 $55,300 USD
53 Philadelphia 12 $55,000 USD
54 Fayetteville 3 $54,700 USD
55 Manchester, United States 2 $54,500 USD
56 Cleveland 3 $54,300 USD
57 Virginia Beach 2 $43,500 USD
58 Jackson 2 $40,000 USD

Careers / Law / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Corporate Counsel Lawyer 41 $151,800 USD
2 Judge 7 $138,600 USD
3 Private Practice Lawyer 19 $133,100 USD
4 Lawyer 172 $117,500 USD
5 Government Counsel Lawyer 16 $114,100 USD
6 Law Firm Administrator 22 $91,700 USD
7 Other Law Career 67 $81,500 USD
8 Public Interest Lawyer 7 $61,300 USD
9 Paralegal Manager 9 $60,000 USD
10 Paralegal 80 $50,200 USD
11 Legal Secretary 48 $44,100 USD
12 Court Administrator 4 $37,400 USD

People's individual salary examples (surveys)

Attorney
Posted 17 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Tacoma Masters Degree 4-8 Years Advanced $100,000 USD

Family Law Paralegal
Posted 18 February 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Some College 0-1 Year Intermediate $30,700 USD

Lawyer
Posted 13 February 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Masters Degree 1-2 Years Advanced $201,400 USD

Of Counsel
Posted 07 January 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Masters Degree 16-20 Years Expert $90,000 USD

Associate
Posted 28 December 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Houston Masters Degree 0-1 Year Intermediate $95,000 USD

Attorney
Posted 16 December 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Orlando Doctorate Degree 0-1 Year Intermediate $75,000 USD

Company Counsel
Posted 27 November 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Newport News Doctorate Degree 16-20 Years Expert $150,000 USD

Associate Attorney
Posted 17 November 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Los Angeles Doctorate Degree 1-2 Years Expert $90,000 USD

Paralegal
Posted 08 November 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Denver High School 1-2 Years Intermediate $31,200 USD

Ontra Corporate Counsel Lawer
Posted 30 October 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Portland, Maine Masters Degree 2-4 Years Advanced $120,900 USD

Regional General Counsel
Posted 19 October 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Houston Doctorate Degree 8-12 Years Advanced $185,000 USD

Paralegal
Posted 12 October 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Atlanta Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Advanced $48,000 USD

Assistant Attorney General
Posted 08 October 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Hartford Masters Degree 16-20 Years Advanced $120,000 USD

Attorney
Posted 02 October 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Doctorate Degree 16-20 Years Advanced $75,000 USD

Consultant
Posted 26 August 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Buffalo, United States Doctorate Degree 16-20 Years Expert $160,000 USD

Legal Assistant
Posted 19 August 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Portland, Oregon Some College 0-1 Year Intermediate $30,000 USD

Private Attorney
Posted 08 July 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Phoenix Doctorate Degree 12-16 Years Expert $319,000 USD

Attorney
Posted 28 June 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Dallas Doctorate Degree 8-12 Years Advanced $55,000 USD

Legalss
Posted 15 March 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Dallas Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a $86,000 USD

Associate Attorney
Posted 25 January 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Milwaukee Doctorate Degree 0-1 Year n/a $65,000 USD

Criminal Defense Attorney
Posted 20 November 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Los Angeles Doctorate Degree 4-8 Years n/a $205,500 USD

Analysis
Posted 18 November 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Miami Some College 16-20 Years n/a $60,000 USD

Associate
Posted 23 August 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a $70,000 USD

Legal Assistant
Posted 13 August 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Fort Lauderdale Some College 12-16 Years n/a $60,000 USD

Legal Administrative Specialist
Posted 08 August 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Phoenix Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a $45,000 USD

Compliance Attorney
Posted 19 July 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Denver Doctorate Degree 20+ Years n/a $110,000 USD

Commercial Contracts And Compliance Associate
Posted 14 July 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Minneapolis Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a $51,000 USD

Paralegal
Posted 13 July 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Spokane Some College 8-12 Years n/a $65,000 USD

Lawyer
Posted 01 July 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Minneapolis Doctorate Degree 20+ Years n/a $220,000 USD

Attorney
Posted 27 March 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Las Vegas Doctorate Degree 2-4 Years n/a $110,000 USD

Legal Secretary
Posted 10 March 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a $67,000 USD

Attorney
Posted 21 January 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Houston Doctorate Degree 4-8 Years n/a $150,000 USD

Paralegal
Posted 14 January 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Salt Lake City Some College 4-8 Years n/a $16,000 USD

Legal Assistant
Posted 03 January 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Cleveland High School 12-16 Years n/a $46,000 USD

Chief Public Defender
Posted 02 December 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Houston Doctorate Degree 20+ Years n/a $150,000 USD

Consultant
Posted 18 October 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Denver Masters Degree 8-12 Years n/a $120,000 USD

Prosecutor
Posted 20 August 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Doctorate Degree 4-8 Years n/a $89,000 USD

Attorney
Posted 14 August 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Raleigh Doctorate Degree 20+ Years n/a $180,000 USD

Founding Attorney
Posted 12 August 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Yonkers Doctorate Degree 4-8 Years n/a $20,000 USD

Marketing Director
Posted 12 August 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Las Vegas Some College 20+ Years n/a $67,500 USD

Litigation Docketing Legal Assistant
Posted 09 August 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Indianapolis Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a $40,000 USD

Police
Posted 16 July 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Columbia, South Carolina High School 1-2 Years n/a $42,000 USD

Senior Legal Analyst
Posted 14 July 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $130,000 USD

Paralegal
Posted 14 July 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Salt Lake City Some College 12-16 Years n/a $30,700 USD

Law Clerk
Posted 03 July 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Santa Ana Masters Degree 16-20 Years n/a $25,000 USD

Senior Attorney
Posted 02 July 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Jackson Doctorate Degree 4-8 Years n/a $60,000 USD

Senior Litigation Paralegal
Posted 26 June 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Baltimore Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a $50,000 USD

Associate Attorney
Posted 22 June 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Denver Doctorate Degree 1-2 Years n/a $52,400 USD

Attorney
Posted 19 June 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Doctorate Degree 0-1 Year n/a $190,000 USD

Associate Generalcounsel
Posted 09 June 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Milwaukee Doctorate Degree 12-16 Years n/a $205,000 USD


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