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Average Salary - Lawyer / United States UNITED STATES


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

$118,394 USD

£102,524 GBP
New York City

$130,300 USD

$300,080 USD

£259,855 GBP
Including "New York City"
Excluding "New York City"

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Average Salary / Lawyer / United States

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Average salary for Lawyer / United States is $118,394 USD per year. The most typical earning is $300,080 USD. All data are based on 173 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of $127,934 USD. Women receive a salary of $113,330 USD.

Based on education, the highest salaries receive people with Doctorate Degree with salary of $123,233 USD. The second most paid education level is Bachelors Degree with salary of $107,628 USD.

Different experiences affect earning as well. People with 12-16 Years of experience receive salary of $179,848 USD. Employees with 16-20 Years of experience receive $136,736 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%
0.58%
$20,000 USD - $24,999 USD
0 n/a
$25,000 USD - $29,999 USD
1 99.42%
0.58%
$30,000 USD - $34,999 USD
2 98.84%
1.16%
$35,000 USD - $39,999 USD
2 97.69%
1.16%
$40,000 USD - $44,999 USD
3 96.53%
1.73%
$45,000 USD - $49,999 USD
6 94.8%
3.47%
$50,000 USD - $54,999 USD
10 91.33%
5.78%
$55,000 USD - $59,999 USD
3 85.55%
1.73%
$60,000 USD - $64,999 USD
8 83.82%
4.62%
$65,000 USD - $69,999 USD
8 79.19%
4.62%
$70,000 USD - $74,999 USD
10 74.57%
5.78%
$75,000 USD - $79,999 USD
7 68.79%
4.05%
$80,000 USD - $84,999 USD
8 64.74%
4.62%
$85,000 USD - $89,999 USD
2 60.12%
1.16%
$90,000 USD - $94,999 USD
9 58.96%
5.2%
$95,000 USD - $99,999 USD
2 53.76%
1.16%
$100,000 USD - $104,999 USD
8 52.6%
4.62%
$105,000 USD - $109,999 USD
2 47.98%
1.16%
$110,000 USD - $114,999 USD
7 46.82%
4.05%
$115,000 USD - $119,999 USD
3 42.77%
1.73%
$120,000 USD - $124,999 USD
11 41.04%
6.36%
$125,000 USD - $129,999 USD
4 34.68%
2.31%
$130,000 USD - $134,999 USD
2 32.37%
1.16%
$135,000 USD - $139,999 USD
1 31.21%
0.58%
$140,000 USD - $144,999 USD
2 30.64%
1.16%
$145,000 USD - $149,999 USD
1 29.48%
0.58%
HIGH SALARIES
$150,000 USD - $159,999 USD
11 28.9%
6.36%
$160,000 USD - $169,999 USD
3 22.54%
1.73%
$170,000 USD - $179,999 USD
0 n/a
$180,000 USD - $189,999 USD
2 20.81%
1.16%
$190,100 USD - $200,099 USD
5 19.65%
2.89%
$200,100 USD - $210,099 USD
11 16.76%
6.36%
$210,100 USD - $220,099 USD
2 10.4%
1.16%
$220,100 USD - $230,099 USD
1 9.25%
0.58%
$230,100 USD - $240,099 USD
0 n/a
$240,100 USD - $250,099 USD
1 8.67%
0.58%
THE MOST TYPICAL SALARY
$250,100 USD - $350,099 USD
14 8.09%
8.09%
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Gender / Lawyer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Men 76 $127,934 USD
2 Women 66 $113,330 USD

Education / Lawyer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Doctorate Degree 137 $123,233 USD
2 Bachelors Degree 6 $107,628 USD
3 Masters Degree 28 $103,127 USD
4 High School 1 $46,012 USD
5 Some College 1 $18,004 USD

Experience / Lawyer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 12-16 Years 18 $179,848 USD
2 16-20 Years 11 $136,736 USD
3 20+ Years 31 $135,536 USD
4 8-12 Years 17 $116,631 USD
5 4-8 Years 40 $110,729 USD
6 2-4 Years 19 $102,027 USD
7 1-2 Years 12 $96,925 USD
8 0-1 Year 25 $81,021 USD

Age / Lawyer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 56-60 7 $175,747 USD
2 61-65 6 $150,240 USD
3 46-50 19 $146,539 USD
4 41-45 16 $131,235 USD
5 36-40 22 $130,735 USD
6 26-30 27 $120,132 USD
7 51-55 7 $116,331 USD
8 n/a 31 $105,728 USD
9 31-35 29 $93,325 USD
10 21-25 5 $69,618 USD
11 66-70 3 $55,014 USD
12 71-75 1 $35,009 USD

Work Type / Lawyer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Permanent 137 $120,632 USD
2 Part Time 4 $119,532 USD
3 Self Employed 24 $116,031 USD
4 Contract 8 $86,923 USD

States / Lawyer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Louisiana 1 $250,066 USD
2 Tennessee 3 $190,050 USD
3 New Jersey 1 $189,050 USD
4 Minnesota 5 $155,041 USD
5 Utah 2 $152,540 USD
6 District Of Columbia (DC) 8 $143,538 USD
7 Arizona 4 $143,538 USD
8 Michigan 3 $141,737 USD
9 Pennsylvania 5 $136,636 USD
10 New York State 23 $129,634 USD
11 North Carolina 5 $129,034 USD
12 Illinois 8 $128,134 USD
13 Texas 16 $124,533 USD
14 Colorado 4 $123,132 USD
15 Massachusetts 4 $120,232 USD
16 Oregon 2 $120,032 USD
17 Alaska 1 $120,032 USD
18 California 20 $118,031 USD
19 Nevada 6 $106,628 USD
20 Georgia 10 $106,528 USD
21 Florida 10 $105,628 USD
22 Indiana 2 $97,526 USD
23 Oklahoma 2 $95,025 USD
24 Missouri 2 $92,124 USD
25 Vermont 1 $90,024 USD
26 Maryland 3 $86,323 USD
27 Ohio 6 $79,521 USD
28 New Hampshire 1 $76,020 USD
29 New Mexico 1 $73,519 USD
30 West Virginia 1 $69,018 USD
31 Wisconsin 1 $65,017 USD
32 Washington State 3 $60,016 USD
33 Connecticut 1 $60,016 USD
34 Virginia 1 $55,014 USD

Cities / Lawyer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 New Orleans 1 $250,066 USD
2 Nashville 2 $225,060 USD
3 San Antonio 1 $210,056 USD
4 Cincinnati 1 $200,053 USD
5 Newark 1 $189,050 USD
6 Minneapolis 4 $181,348 USD
7 Phoenix 3 $153,041 USD
8 Salt Lake City 2 $152,540 USD
9 Pittsburgh 3 $149,039 USD
10 Washington DC 8 $143,538 USD
11 San Francisco 6 $143,538 USD
12 Detroit 3 $141,737 USD
13 Houston 6 $136,336 USD
14 San Diego 2 $135,036 USD
15 Charlotte 2 $132,535 USD
16 New York City 21 $130,334 USD
17 Los Angeles 5 $129,134 USD
18 Chicago 8 $128,134 USD
19 Orlando 2 $127,534 USD
20 Durham 3 $126,733 USD
21 Tallahassee 1 $125,033 USD
22 Denver 4 $123,132 USD
23 Buffalo, United States 2 $122,532 USD
24 Tampa 4 $120,832 USD
25 Boston 4 $120,232 USD
26 Portland, Oregon 2 $120,032 USD
27 Juneau 1 $120,032 USD
28 Dallas 5 $119,431 USD
29 Philadelphia 2 $118,031 USD
30 Tucson 1 $115,030 USD
31 Las Vegas 5 $107,928 USD
32 Atlanta 10 $106,528 USD
33 Irvine 2 $100,026 USD
34 Reno 1 $100,026 USD
35 Vancouver, United States 1 $100,026 USD
36 Austin 3 $99,026 USD
37 Indianapolis 2 $97,526 USD
38 St. Louis 2 $92,124 USD
39 Burlington, Vermont 1 $90,024 USD
40 Oceanside 1 $88,023 USD
41 Baltimore 3 $86,323 USD
42 Manchester, United States 1 $76,020 USD
43 Albuquerque 1 $73,519 USD
44 Miami 2 $70,018 USD
45 San Jose 2 $70,018 USD
46 Tulsa 1 $70,018 USD
47 Fort Worth 1 $70,018 USD
48 --Other-- 7 $69,718 USD
49 Charleston, West Virginia 1 $69,018 USD
50 Milwaukee 1 $65,017 USD
51 Hartford 1 $60,016 USD
52 Cleveland 2 $58,515 USD
53 Virginia Beach 1 $55,014 USD
54 Columbus 3 $53,314 USD
55 Fort Lauderdale 1 $53,014 USD
56 Spokane 1 $50,013 USD
57 Sacramento 1 $45,012 USD
58 Seattle 1 $30,008 USD

People's individual salary examples (surveys)

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

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

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

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

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

Attorney
Posted 21 January 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Houston Doctorate Degree 4-8 Years n/a $150,000 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 $190,100 USD

Lawyer
Posted 31 May 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Tallahassee Doctorate Degree 20+ Years n/a $125,000 USD

Associate
Posted 30 May 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Doctorate Degree 1-2 Years n/a $100,000 USD

Associate Attorney
Posted 14 May 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Atlanta Doctorate Degree 4-8 Years n/a $70,000 USD

Name Partner
Posted 29 April 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Doctorate Degree 12-16 Years n/a $250,100 USD

Attorney
Posted 28 April 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Miami Doctorate Degree 20+ Years n/a $80,000 USD

Attorney
Posted 21 March 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Denver Doctorate Degree 4-8 Years n/a $80,000 USD

Attorney
Posted 18 March 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seattle Doctorate Degree 20+ Years n/a $30,000 USD

Defense Attorney
Posted 17 March 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Tucson Doctorate Degree 20+ Years n/a $115,000 USD

Patent Law
Posted 20 February 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Masters Degree 0-1 Year n/a $200,100 USD

Managing Attorney
Posted 09 February 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Portland, Oregon Doctorate Degree 16-20 Years n/a $80,000 USD

Consultant
Posted 30 January 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Doctorate Degree 2-4 Years n/a $122,000 USD

Immigration Attorney
Posted 25 January 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Phoenix Doctorate Degree 4-8 Years n/a $90,000 USD

Lawyer
Posted 08 January 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Tulsa Doctorate Degree 20+ Years n/a $70,000 USD

Associate
Posted 15 December 2018
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Masters Degree 12-16 Years n/a $150,000 USD

Associate
Posted 25 November 2018
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Doctorate Degree 2-4 Years n/a $260,100 USD

Associate
Posted 16 September 2018
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Doctorate Degree 1-2 Years n/a $190,100 USD

Deputy General Counsel
Posted 14 September 2018
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Atlanta Doctorate Degree 20+ Years n/a $250,100 USD

Attorney
Posted 23 August 2018
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Austin Doctorate Degree 20+ Years n/a $150,000 USD

Staff Attorney
Posted 15 May 2018
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
St. Louis Doctorate Degree 4-8 Years n/a $114,100 USD

Contract Attorney
Posted 30 April 2018
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Philadelphia Doctorate Degree 16-20 Years n/a $80,000 USD

Associate
Posted 17 April 2018
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Cleveland Doctorate Degree 1-2 Years n/a $57,000 USD

Lawyer
Posted 08 April 2018
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Doctorate Degree 4-8 Years n/a $40,000 USD

Barrister
Posted 24 March 2018
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Baltimore Masters Degree 2-4 Years n/a $100,000 USD

Immigration Associate
Posted 05 January 2018
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Fort Lauderdale Doctorate Degree 2-4 Years n/a $53,000 USD

Managing Attorney
Posted 21 December 2017
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Orlando Doctorate Degree 8-12 Years n/a $180,000 USD

Attorney
Posted 01 December 2017
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Doctorate Degree 8-12 Years n/a $102,500 USD

Associate
Posted 24 October 2017
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Virginia Beach Doctorate Degree 0-1 Year n/a $55,000 USD

Corporate Counsel
Posted 19 September 2017
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Doctorate Degree 8-12 Years n/a $155,000 USD

Attorney
Posted 08 September 2017
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Doctorate Degree 20+ Years n/a $35,000 USD

Lawyer
Posted 03 September 2017
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Boston High School 20+ Years n/a $46,000 USD


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