Lawyer Salary in United States

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Average gross salary for Lawyer GROSS SALARY
US$ 115,558
Average net salary for Lawyer NET SALARY
US$ 83,618
The most typical salary for Lawyer MOST TYPICAL GROSS
US$ 62,933
  Updated: 21 Jan 2020   Diff. gross vs. net: 27%
  Salary entries: 154

Lawyer Earnings in United States

Average salary for Lawyer in United States is US$ 115,558 (Gross). All data are based on our survey (154 individual salary entries). Average take home earning is US$ 83,618 (Net). The most typical salary is US$ 62,933 (Gross).

Earning percentages

Percentage of people earn this salary or more
9 % US$ 260,357
15 % US$ 200,000
21 % US$ 162,500
52 % US$ 101,777
82 % US$ 62,933
90 % US$ 51,839
96 % US$ 43,995

Earning by cities

City Avg. gross salary Salary entries
New York City US$ 123,186 17
Atlanta US$ 110,555 09
Washington DC US$ 143,500 08
Chicago US$ 128,125 08
San Francisco US$ 143,500 06
Houston US$ 144,600 05
Dallas US$ 135,500 04
Tampa US$ 120,837 04

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Salary entries from individual employees for Lawyer in United States

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ATTORNEY


 Posted: 22 Jan 2020

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

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

ATTORNEY


 Posted: 19 Jun 2019

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

ATTORNEY


 Posted: 21 Mar 2019

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

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

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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

PATENT LAW


 Posted: 21 Feb 2019

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

MANAGING ATTORNEY


 Posted: 10 Feb 2019

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

CONSULTANT


 Posted: 31 Jan 2019

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

IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY


 Posted: 25 Jan 2019

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

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  SALARY BY LEVEL   LAWYER   UNITED STATES

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Salary levels Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
More US$ 260,357
14
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$ 121,525
14
115K US$ 113,137
08
105K US$ 101,777
09
95K US$ 90,625
08
85K US$ 81,444
09
75K US$ 72,766
15
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$ 122,508 58
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$ 121,695 122
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$ 121,695. While Lawyer workers with Some College education earn the least, with an average gross income of US$ 18,000. This is 576.08% 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$ 135,776 27
16-20 Years US$ 139,333 09
12-16 Years US$ 160,466 15
8-12 Years US$ 120,468 16
4-8 Years US$ 109,292 38
2-4 Years US$ 101,555 18
1-2 Years US$ 85,711 09
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$ 160,466 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 97.33%.


  SALARY BY AGE   LAWYER   UNITED STATES

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Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
69-74 US$ 43,333 03
63-68 US$ 65,000 02
57-62 US$ 163,250 08
51-56 US$ 133,500 04
45-50 US$ 125,046 23
39-44 US$ 152,600 15
33-38 US$ 117,611 27
27-32 US$ 104,314 32
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$ 119,008 124
Contract US$ 76,666 06
Self Employed US$ 104,331 21
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$ 168,333 03
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$ 115,558 US$ 115,558 154
2. Canada Canada Lawyer in Canada US$ 104,746 CA$ 113,657 35
3. United Kingdom United Kingdom Lawyer in United Kingdom US$ 94,607 GBP 63,243 39
4. Australia Australia Lawyer in Australia US$ 86,386 AU$ 102,880 25
5. China China Lawyer in China US$ 54,370 CNY 356,286 13
6. India India Lawyer in India US$ 46,834 INR 2,937,500 12
7. Russia Russia Lawyer in Russia US$ 40,320 RUB 1,749,333 15

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