LAWYER SALARY IN UNITED STATES

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Average gross salary for Lawyer GROSS SALARY
US$ 116,425
Average net salary for Lawyer NET SALARY
US$ 84,631
The most typical salary for Lawyer MOST TYPICAL GROSS
US$ 72,593
  Updated: 19 Jul 2020   Diff. gross vs. net: 27%
  Salary entries: 162

Average salary for Lawyer in United States is US$ 116,425.

Average take home earning is US$ 84,631 (Net).

The most typical salary is US$ 72,593 (Gross).

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Percentage of people Earn this salary or more
10 % US$ 257,187
15 % US$ 200,000
21 % US$ 162,500
53 % US$ 101,600
83 % US$ 62,933
91 % US$ 51,839
96 % US$ 43,995
City Avg. gross salary Salary entries
New York City US$ 128,640 19
Atlanta US$ 106,500 10
Washington DC US$ 143,500 08
Chicago US$ 128,125 08
San Francisco US$ 143,500 06
Houston US$ 144,600 05
Las Vegas US$ 107,900 05
Minneapolis US$ 181,250 04
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  SALARY BY LEVEL   LAWYER   UNITED STATES

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Salary levels Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
More US$ 257,187
16
205K US$ 200,000
09
195K US$ 191,000
05
185K US$ 184,500
02
165K US$ 162,500
02
155K US$ 152,090
11
145K US$ 141,666
03
135K US$ 132,333
03
125K US$ 121,756
15
115K US$ 112,510
10
105K US$ 101,600
10
95K US$ 90,625
08
85K US$ 81,300
10
75K US$ 72,593
16
65K US$ 62,933
15
55K US$ 51,839
12
45K US$ 43,995
09
35K US$ 32,500
04
25K US$ 25,000
01
15K US$ 18,000
01

  SALARY BY GENDER   LAWYER   UNITED STATES

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Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Men US$ 123,795 66
Women US$ 114,063 65
N/A US$ 105,688 31

  SALARY BY EDUCATION   LAWYER   UNITED STATES

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Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Doctorate Degree US$ 122,398 130
Masters Degree US$ 93,312 24
Bachelors Degree US$ 107,613 06
Some College US$ 18,000 01
High School US$ 45,963 01

Lawyer workers holding Doctorate Degree degrees enjoy the highest average gross salaries in United States. With an earned Doctorate Degree, they grosses US$ 122,398. While Lawyer workers with Some College education earn the least, with an average gross income of US$ 18,000. This is 579.99% lower of what Doctorate Degree degree holders earn.


  SALARY BY EXPERIENCE   LAWYER   UNITED STATES

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Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
20+ Years US$ 135,514 31
16-20 Years US$ 139,333 09
12-16 Years US$ 166,062 16
8-12 Years US$ 120,468 16
4-8 Years US$ 108,285 39
2-4 Years US$ 102,000 19
1-2 Years US$ 87,140 10
0-1 Year US$ 81,318 22

Lawyer workers in United States with more years of work experience outperform their counterparts with less experience. Workers with 12-16 Years of experience earn a gross average of US$ 166,062 compared to US$ 81,318 for their counterparts with 0-1 Year of experience. The difference between workers with 12-16 Years of experience and 0-1 Year is 104.21%.


  SALARY BY AGE   LAWYER   UNITED STATES

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Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
69-74 US$ 43,333 03
63-68 US$ 118,750 04
57-62 US$ 163,250 08
51-56 US$ 120,666 06
45-50 US$ 130,252 24
39-44 US$ 152,600 15
33-38 US$ 117,339 28
27-32 US$ 103,178 34
22-26 US$ 82,333 09
N/A US$ 105,688 31
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  SALARY BY JOB TYPE   LAWYER   UNITED STATES

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Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Permanent US$ 119,099 131
Contract US$ 76,666 06
Self Employed US$ 109,589 22
Part Time US$ 129,333 03
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  SALARY BY CITY   LAWYER   UNITED STATES

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# Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. Minneapolis Lawyer in Minneapolis US$ 181,250 04
2. Salt Lake City Lawyer in Salt Lake City US$ 152,500 02
3. Pittsburgh Lawyer in Pittsburgh US$ 149,000 03
4. Houston Lawyer in Houston US$ 144,600 05
5. Washington DC Lawyer in Washington DC US$ 143,500 08
6. San Francisco Lawyer in San Francisco US$ 143,500 06
7. Detroit Lawyer in Detroit US$ 141,666 03
8. Dallas Lawyer in Dallas US$ 135,500 04
9. San Diego Lawyer in San Diego US$ 135,000 02
10. Charlotte Lawyer in Charlotte US$ 132,500 02

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  SALARY BY COUNTRY    LAWYER

# Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. United States United States US$ 116,425 US$ 116,425 162
2. Canada Canada Lawyer in Canada US$ 107,200 CA$ 118,189 37
3. United Kingdom United Kingdom Lawyer in United Kingdom US$ 92,102 GBP 61,930 42
4. Australia Australia Lawyer in Australia US$ 85,741 AU$ 102,788 26
5. China China Lawyer in China US$ 54,370 CNY 356,286 13
6. India India Lawyer in India US$ 49,301 INR 3,135,625 16
7. Russia Russia Lawyer in Russia US$ 40,320 RUB 1,749,333 15

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(36/36)  COMPLIANCE ATTORNEY


 Posted: 19 Jul 2020

Doctorate Degree, 20+ years: "Securities law specialist. I have a BA, JD, and LLM. I work in the financial services industry."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 110,000


(35/36)  LAWYER


 Posted: 02 Jul 2020

Doctorate Degree, 20+ years: "Trial attorney and senior partner."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 220,000


(34/36)  ATTORNEY


 Posted: 27 Mar 2020

Doctorate Degree, 2-4 years: "I make sure client's go to treatment."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 110,000


(33/36)  ATTORNEY


 Posted: 22 Jan 2020

Doctorate Degree, 4-8 years: "Juris doctor, writing, research."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 150,000


(32/36)  ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY


 Posted: 22 Jun 2019

Doctorate Degree, 1-2 years: "Signing lawsuits, drafting court documents, going to court."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 52,400


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(31/36)  ATTORNEY


 Posted: 19 Jun 2019

Doctorate Degree, 0-1 year: "Corporate law in mergers and acquisitions or restructuring."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 190,000


(30/36)  LAWYER


 Posted: 01 Jun 2019

Doctorate Degree, 20+ years: "Writing, public speaking, research."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 125,000


(29/36)  ASSOCIATE


 Posted: 30 May 2019

Doctorate Degree, 1-2 years: "Work for a corporate company."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 100,000


(28/36)  ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY


 Posted: 14 May 2019

Doctorate Degree, 4-8 years: "Immigration Defense and Family Petitions and Criminal Defense."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 70,000


(27/36)  NAME PARTNER


 Posted: 30 Apr 2019

Doctorate Degree, 12-16 years: "Taking care of the Associates and Junior and Senior partners at my firm."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 250,000


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(26/36)  ATTORNEY


 Posted: 28 Apr 2019

Doctorate Degree, 20+ years: "Counsel, strategize and advocate."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 80,000


(25/36)  ATTORNEY


 Posted: 21 Mar 2019

Doctorate Degree, 4-8 years: "Immigration attorney."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 80,000


(24/36)  ATTORNEY


 Posted: 18 Mar 2019

Doctorate Degree, 20+ years: "Self employed solo practice less than 4 years experience as lawyer."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 30,000


(23/36)  DEFENSE ATTORNEY


 Posted: 18 Mar 2019

Doctorate Degree, 20+ years: "I have a federal contract to represent migrants charged with illegal entry into the U.S."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 115,000


(22/36)  PATENT LAW


 Posted: 21 Feb 2019

Masters Degree, 0-1 year: "Work with patents."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 200,000


(21/36)  MANAGING ATTORNEY


 Posted: 10 Feb 2019

Doctorate Degree, 16-20 years: "Self-employed managing attorney."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 80,000


(20/36)  CONSULTANT


 Posted: 31 Jan 2019

Doctorate Degree, 2-4 years: "I work on transactions."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 122,000


(19/36)  IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY


 Posted: 25 Jan 2019

Doctorate Degree, 4-8 years: "Visa applications and deportation defense."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 90,000


(18/36)  LAWYER


 Posted: 08 Jan 2019

Doctorate Degree, 20+ years: "I work as a lawyer all day every day."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 70,000


(17/36)  ASSOCIATE


 Posted: 15 Dec 2018

Masters Degree, 12-16 years: "Associate attorney at law firm."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 150,000


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(16/36)  ASSOCIATE


 Posted: 25 Nov 2018

Doctorate Degree, 2-4 years: "Corporate Law associate focused on private fund formation and structuring. Three years of experience at top 20 law firm."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 260,000


(15/36)  ASSOCIATE


 Posted: 17 Sep 2018

Doctorate Degree, 1-2 years: "Junior associate."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 190,000


(14/36)  DEPUTY GENERAL COUNSEL


 Posted: 14 Sep 2018

Doctorate Degree, 20+ years: "Oversee the commercial legal activities of the business."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 250,000


(13/36)  ATTORNEY


 Posted: 24 Aug 2018

Doctorate Degree, 20+ years: "Self employed civil attorney in law firm with 3 attorneys."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 150,000


(12/36)  STAFF ATTORNEY


 Posted: 15 May 2018

Doctorate Degree, 4-8 years: "Contract review negotiation."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 114,100


(11/36)  CONTRACT ATTORNEY


 Posted: 01 May 2018

Doctorate Degree, 16-20 years: "Manage and negotiate complex contracts."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 80,000


(10/36)  ASSOCIATE


 Posted: 17 Apr 2018

Doctorate Degree, 1-2 years: "Associate attorney working in the area of labor law, ERISA, and associated legal specialties."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 57,000


(9/36)  LAWYER


 Posted: 08 Apr 2018

Doctorate Degree, 4-8 years: "Civil rights law, trial and appeals."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 40,000


(8/36)  BARRISTER


 Posted: 24 Mar 2018

Masters Degree, 2-4 years: "Criminal and civil lawyer."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 100,000


(7/36)  IMMIGRATION ASSOCIATE


 Posted: 05 Jan 2018

Doctorate Degree, 2-4 years: "Immigration Law dealing with all business, family and visa issues."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 53,000


(6/36)  MANAGING ATTORNEY


 Posted: 22 Dec 2017

Doctorate Degree, 8-12 years: "Immigration Law, business, family, and removal defense."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 180,000


(5/36)  ATTORNEY


 Posted: 01 Dec 2017

Doctorate Degree, 8-12 years: "Many clients lots of work intersting."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 102,500


(4/36)  ASSOCIATE


 Posted: 25 Oct 2017

Doctorate Degree, 0-1 year: "Business Transactional and Litigation Attorney."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 55,000


(3/36)  CORPORATE COUNSEL


 Posted: 19 Sep 2017

Doctorate Degree, 8-12 years: "Transactional attorney inside counsel."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 155,000


(2/36)  ATTORNEY


 Posted: 08 Sep 2017

Doctorate Degree, 20+ years: "Assisting immigrants in getting legal status."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 35,000


(1/36)  LAWYER


 Posted: 04 Sep 2017

High School, 20+ years: "Get people to stop being in jail because that is not any fun or fair."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 45,963


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