How much does a Attorney make?

Updated Jan 6, 2022

Industry

Employer Size

Experience

$112,602 /yr
Average Base Pay

9,835 salaries

$59K

Low

$113K

Average

$216K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

How much does a Attorney make? The national average salary for a Attorney is $112,602 in United States. Filter by location to see Attorney salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 9,835 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Attorney employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Attorney$112,602 /yr
L3
Senior Attorney$140,959 /yr
L4
Attorney IV$116,152 /yr
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Related Job Titles

Attorney (In-house Counsel)

$113,702

per year

Contract Attorney

$101,981

per year

In-House Counsel

$117,388

per year

Lawyer

$121,980

per year

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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
4.1

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Attorney

$277,709

 /yr
Range: $191K - $369K
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$191K

$369K

$191,314 - $369,076 Range

United States Federal Government
4.1

United States Federal Government

Attorney

$151,151

 /yr
Range: $61K - $235K

$61K

$235K

$61,094 - $235,000 Range

Davis Polk
3.9

Davis Polk

Attorney

$223,343

 /yr
Range: $191K - $332K

$191K

$332K

$190,862 - $332,271 Range

LawFirm.com
4

LawFirm.com

Attorney

$91,148

 /yr
Range: $40K - $387K

$40K

$387K

$40,355 - $386,986 Range

Self Opportunity
4.3

Self Opportunity

Attorney

$105,818

 /yr
Range: $31K - $387K

$31K

$387K

$30,693 - $386,986 Range

US Department of Justice
4.1

US Department of Justice

Attorney

$166,249

 /yr
Range: $67K - $204K

$67K

$204K

$66,503 - $203,648 Range

GEICO
3.3

GEICO

Attorney

$99,943

 /yr
Range: $75K - $137K

$75K

$137K

$75,063 - $137,085 Range

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Axiom Global
3.9

Axiom Global

Attorney

$193,132

 /yr
Range: $104K - $273K

$104K

$273K

$104,121 - $272,615 Range

Latham & Watkins
4.2

Latham & Watkins

Attorney

$221,650

 /yr
Range: $187K - $418K

$187K

$418K

$187,272 - $418,363 Range

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith
3.3

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith

Attorney

$126,066

 /yr
Range: $84K - $205K

$84K

$205K

$83,968 - $205,248 Range

Self
4.6

Self

Attorney

$113,165

 /yr
Range: $47K - $537K

$47K

$537K

$46,545 - $536,669 Range

IRS
3.6

IRS

Attorney

$141,000

 /yr
Range: $90K - $185K

$90K

$185K

$90,171 - $184,919 Range

US Army
3.8

US Army

Attorney

$108,107

 /yr
Range: $50K - $162K

$50K

$162K

$50,493 - $161,652 Range

Special Counsel
3.6

Special Counsel

Attorney - Hourly Contractor

$33

 /hr
Range: $23 - $63

$23

$63

$23 - $63 Range

Liberty Mutual Insurance
3.8

Liberty Mutual Insurance

Attorney

$92,535

 /yr
Range: $66K - $182K

$66K

$182K

$66,274 - $182,360 Range

SelfEmployed.com

Attorney

$125,000

 /yr
Range: $50K - $251K

$50K

$251K

$50,000 - $251,228 Range

Microsoft
4.4

Microsoft

Attorney

$184,727

 /yr
Range: $141K - $241K

$141K

$241K

$140,521 - $241,405 Range

Maritz Loyalty Marketing
3.1

Maritz Loyalty Marketing

Attorney

$103,624

 /yr
Range: $47K - $290K

$47K

$290K

$47,109 - $289,723 Range

Cole, Scott & Kissane
3.3

Cole, Scott & Kissane

Attorney

$102,875

 /yr
Range: $77K - $122K

$77K

$122K

$76,979 - $121,728 Range

Social Security Administration
3.3

Social Security Administration

Attorney

$103,884

 /yr
Range: $84K - $162K

$84K

$162K

$83,818 - $162,482 Range

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Frequently asked questions about an Attorney salaries

The national average salary for an Attorney is $112,602 per year in United States. Filter by location to see an Attorney salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 9835 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by an Attorney employees.

The highest salary for an Attorney in United States is $215,666 per year.

The lowest salary for an Attorney in United States is $58,791 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent attorney salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$123,000
per year
An Attorney in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $123,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
San Jose, CA Area area
Temporary
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$150,000
per year
An Attorney in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $150,000 per year
Additional Pay
$2k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Washington, DC Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Government
$145,000
per year
A Lawyer in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $145,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Washington, DC Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government
$105,000
per year
An Attorney in the Portland, OR Area area reported making $105,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Portland, OR Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government
$250,000
per year
An Attorney in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $250,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private