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Associate Attorney Career Path

Are you thinking of becoming an associate attorney or already started your career and planning the next step? Learn how to become an associate attorney, what skills you need to succeed, how to advance your career and get promoted, and what levels of pay to expect at each step on your career path. Explore new associate attorney job openings and options for career transitions into related roles.

Seniority Levels

L2

Associate Attorney

Alias: Assistant Attorney, Attorney II...(3)
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0 - 1Years of Experience
$113,600Avg. Annual Salary
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14% advanced to

L3

Senior Attorney

Alias: Attorney III, Mid-level Attorney
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2 - 4Years of Experience
$120,997Avg. Annual Salary
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L4

Attorney IV

Alias: Staff Attorney, Lead Attorney
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5 - 7Years of Experience
$123,822Avg. Annual Salary
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Salary Trajectory

Associate Attorney Career Path

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Important Skill Sets for the Associate Attorney Career Path

juris Doctorate
Writing
Interpersonal and Communication
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Associate Attorney Career Transitions

Your skills as an associate attorney can prepare you to transition into related roles, such as document review attorney or trial attorney, which could open up different career paths for you. Below are the most common associate attorney career transitions, along with typical salaries and skill requirements.