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$94,788 USD

£82,082 GBP
New York City

$104,421 USD

$52,013 USD

£45,041 GBP
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Average Salary / Law / United States

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Average salary for Law / United States is $94,788 USD per year. The most typical earning is $52,013 USD. All data are based on 496 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of $115,330 USD. Women receive a salary of $80,721 USD.

Based on education, the highest salaries receive people with Doctorate Degree with salary of $125,933 USD. The second most paid education level is Masters Degree with salary of $101,527 USD.

Different experiences affect earning as well. People with 12-16 Years of experience receive salary of $137,036 USD. Employees with 20+ Years of experience receive $116,931 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%
0.4%
$20,000 USD - $24,999 USD
16 99.6%
3.23%
$25,000 USD - $29,999 USD
14 96.37%
2.82%
$30,000 USD - $34,999 USD
26 93.55%
5.24%
$35,000 USD - $39,999 USD
19 88.31%
3.83%
$40,000 USD - $44,999 USD
21 84.48%
4.23%
$45,000 USD - $49,999 USD
27 80.24%
5.44%
THE MOST TYPICAL SALARY
$50,000 USD - $54,999 USD
35 74.8%
7.06%
$55,000 USD - $59,999 USD
13 67.74%
2.62%
$60,000 USD - $64,999 USD
27 65.12%
5.44%
$65,000 USD - $69,999 USD
26 59.68%
5.24%
$70,000 USD - $74,999 USD
20 54.44%
4.03%
$75,000 USD - $79,999 USD
13 50.4%
2.62%
$80,000 USD - $84,999 USD
20 47.78%
4.03%
$85,000 USD - $89,999 USD
9 43.75%
1.81%
$90,000 USD - $94,999 USD
19 41.94%
3.83%
$95,000 USD - $99,999 USD
4 38.1%
0.81%
$100,000 USD - $104,999 USD
17 37.3%
3.43%
$105,000 USD - $109,999 USD
12 33.87%
2.42%
$110,000 USD - $114,999 USD
14 31.45%
2.82%
$115,000 USD - $119,999 USD
6 28.63%
1.21%
$120,000 USD - $124,999 USD
20 27.42%
4.03%
$125,000 USD - $129,999 USD
9 23.39%
1.81%
$130,000 USD - $134,999 USD
6 21.57%
1.21%
$135,000 USD - $139,999 USD
3 20.36%
0.6%
$140,000 USD - $144,999 USD
5 19.76%
1.01%
$145,000 USD - $149,999 USD
5 18.75%
1.01%
HIGH SALARIES
$150,000 USD - $159,999 USD
18 17.74%
3.63%
$160,000 USD - $169,999 USD
6 14.11%
1.21%
$170,000 USD - $179,999 USD
3 12.9%
0.6%
$180,000 USD - $189,999 USD
7 12.3%
1.41%
$190,100 USD - $200,099 USD
6 10.89%
1.21%
$200,100 USD - $210,099 USD
12 9.68%
2.42%
$210,100 USD - $220,099 USD
3 7.26%
0.6%
$220,100 USD - $230,099 USD
2 6.65%
0.4%
$230,100 USD - $240,099 USD
1 6.25%
0.2%
$240,100 USD - $250,099 USD
4 6.05%
0.81%
$250,100 USD - $350,099 USD
26 5.24%
5.24%
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Gender / Law / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Men 182 $115,330 USD
2 Women 205 $80,721 USD

Education / Law / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Doctorate Degree 219 $125,933 USD
2 Masters Degree 74 $101,527 USD
3 Bachelors Degree 100 $65,117 USD
4 Some College 85 $53,314 USD
5 High School 17 $50,213 USD
6 Bellow H. School 1 $30,008 USD

Experience / Law / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 12-16 Years 45 $137,036 USD
2 20+ Years 106 $116,931 USD
3 16-20 Years 45 $100,827 USD
4 8-12 Years 55 $100,126 USD
5 4-8 Years 91 $82,722 USD
6 1-2 Years 35 $77,720 USD
7 2-4 Years 64 $70,018 USD
8 0-1 Year 55 $66,817 USD

Age / Law / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 71-75 2 $167,544 USD
2 46-50 45 $133,335 USD
3 61-65 21 $120,732 USD
4 36-40 43 $107,228 USD
5 56-60 29 $106,628 USD
6 41-45 45 $100,126 USD
7 51-55 28 $98,826 USD
8 66-70 6 $96,125 USD
9 26-30 59 $90,724 USD
10 n/a 109 $87,023 USD
11 31-35 72 $82,622 USD
12 21-25 30 $52,714 USD
13 76-99 1 $48,012 USD
14 14-20 6 $28,907 USD

Work Type / Law / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Self Employed 45 $107,928 USD
2 Permanent 416 $96,125 USD
3 Contract 18 $72,319 USD
4 Part Time 17 $50,213 USD

States / Law / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Idaho 2 $140,037 USD
2 Tennessee 6 $125,533 USD
3 District Of Columbia (DC) 19 $125,333 USD
4 Alaska 1 $120,032 USD
5 Nevada 10 $118,231 USD
6 Illinois 17 $117,331 USD
7 Michigan 9 $113,730 USD
8 Alabama 3 $110,029 USD
9 Minnesota 12 $107,828 USD
10 Texas 52 $105,028 USD
11 Utah 9 $103,227 USD
12 Massachusetts 10 $102,127 USD
13 California 65 $100,827 USD
14 New York State 53 $100,827 USD
15 Ohio 13 $98,226 USD
16 Arizona 8 $96,525 USD
17 North Carolina 12 $94,825 USD
18 Oklahoma 3 $94,325 USD
19 Florida 22 $93,325 USD
20 Colorado 13 $92,124 USD
21 Connecticut 2 $90,024 USD
22 Vermont 1 $90,024 USD
23 New Jersey 8 $87,323 USD
24 Rhode Island 2 $84,522 USD
25 Missouri 3 $81,421 USD
26 Georgia 19 $80,621 USD
27 Oregon 8 $80,621 USD
28 Washington State 16 $80,421 USD
29 Maine 4 $77,120 USD
30 Pennsylvania 16 $75,520 USD
31 New Mexico 3 $75,520 USD
32 Louisiana 9 $74,920 USD
33 Wisconsin 6 $72,019 USD
34 West Virginia 3 $71,719 USD
35 Virginia 4 $66,817 USD
36 Indiana 6 $64,417 USD
37 Kansas 1 $58,015 USD
38 Maryland 8 $55,314 USD
39 New Hampshire 2 $54,514 USD
40 Nebraska 1 $52,213 USD
41 Kentucky 2 $43,411 USD
42 South Carolina 1 $42,011 USD
43 Arkansas 1 $42,011 USD
44 Mississippi 2 $40,010 USD

Cities / Law / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Cincinnati 4 $193,851 USD
2 San Antonio 2 $176,547 USD
3 Nashville 3 $166,044 USD
4 Pittsburgh 4 $136,836 USD
5 Orlando 2 $127,534 USD
6 Durham 3 $126,733 USD
7 Washington DC 19 $125,333 USD
8 San Francisco 14 $123,633 USD
9 Minneapolis 9 $119,732 USD
10 Houston 18 $118,031 USD
11 Fort Lauderdale 3 $117,731 USD
12 Tampa 6 $117,631 USD
13 Chicago 17 $117,331 USD
14 Las Vegas 8 $114,030 USD
15 Tacoma 2 $112,530 USD
16 Charlotte 3 $112,330 USD
17 Dallas 20 $109,729 USD
18 New York City 47 $104,427 USD
19 Salt Lake City 9 $103,227 USD
20 Detroit 8 $103,027 USD
21 Boston 10 $102,127 USD
22 Sacramento 6 $102,027 USD
23 Los Angeles 23 $100,927 USD
24 San Diego 9 $100,126 USD
25 Knoxville 2 $97,526 USD
26 Phoenix 7 $93,925 USD
27 Buffalo, United States 4 $92,824 USD
28 Denver 11 $92,324 USD
29 Colorado Springs 2 $91,024 USD
30 Hartford 2 $90,024 USD
31 Newark 8 $87,323 USD
32 Irvine 3 $82,722 USD
33 New Orleans 8 $81,621 USD
34 Atlanta 18 $81,521 USD
35 St. Louis 3 $81,421 USD
36 Portland, Oregon 8 $80,621 USD
37 Portland, Maine 4 $77,120 USD
38 Seattle 11 $77,020 USD
39 Fort Worth 3 $76,720 USD
40 Albuquerque 3 $75,520 USD
41 --Other-- 29 $74,119 USD
42 Bakersfield 2 $72,519 USD
43 Milwaukee 6 $72,019 USD
44 St. Paul 3 $72,019 USD
45 Charleston, West Virginia 3 $71,719 USD
46 San Jose 2 $70,018 USD
47 Indianapolis 5 $69,218 USD
48 Austin 6 $69,018 USD
49 Miami 9 $65,217 USD
50 Columbus 5 $58,115 USD
51 Spokane 2 $57,515 USD
52 Baltimore 8 $55,314 USD
53 Philadelphia 12 $55,014 USD
54 Fayetteville 3 $54,714 USD
55 Manchester, United States 2 $54,514 USD
56 Cleveland 3 $54,314 USD
57 Virginia Beach 2 $43,511 USD
58 Jackson 2 $40,010 USD

Careers / Law / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Corporate Counsel Lawyer 42 $149,740 USD
2 Judge 7 $138,637 USD
3 Private Practice Lawyer 19 $133,135 USD
4 Lawyer 173 $118,431 USD
5 Government Counsel Lawyer 16 $114,130 USD
6 Law Firm Administrator 22 $91,724 USD
7 Other Law Career 68 $81,121 USD
8 Paralegal Manager 10 $67,017 USD
9 Public Interest Lawyer 7 $61,316 USD
10 Paralegal 80 $50,213 USD
11 Legal Secretary 48 $44,111 USD
12 Court Administrator 4 $37,410 USD

People's individual salary examples (surveys)

Senior Paralegal
Posted 12 September 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Los Angeles Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years Advanced $130,000 USD

Public Defender Investigator
Posted 30 August 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Masters Degree 12-16 Years Expert $53,000 USD

Of Counsel
Posted 13 July 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Nashville Masters Degree 12-16 Years Expert $260,100 USD

Cousel
Posted 10 June 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Houston Doctorate Degree 0-1 Year Basic $65,000 USD

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 $201,500 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 $319,100 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 $205,600 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 $220,100 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


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