Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does an Attorney make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$139,318 / yrTotal Pay
$108,120 / yrBase Pay
$31,198 / yrAdditional Pay

$139,318

 / yr
$84K$235K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Attorney is $139,318 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $108,120 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $31,198 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Total Pay Trajectory

For Attorney

$139,318 /yr
Attorney
$172,954 /yr
Senior Attorney
$126,746 /yr
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Related Job Titles

For Attorney

Some related job titles are Attorney (In-house Counsel) Salaries with median pay of $138,795, Contract Attorney Salaries with median pay of $112,586, In-House Counsel Salaries with median pay of $162,274, Lawyer Salaries with median pay of $109,201.

Top Paying Companies

For an Attorney in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for an Attorney in United States. Employers include Willkie Farr, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Sheppard Mullin.

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Willkie Farr
$315,382/yr
7
Cooley
$255,555/yr

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Top Paying Industries

For an Attorney in United States

The top 5 paying industries for an Attorney in United States are Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology with a median total pay of $183,073, Information Technology with a median total pay of $181,162, Energy, Mining & Utilities with a median total pay of $176,264, Manufacturing with a median total pay of $172,726, and Real Estate with a median total pay of $170,401.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Pharmaceutical & BiotechnologyPharmaceutical & Biotechnology$183,073

    23% Higher than other industries

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$181,162

    22% Higher than other industries

  • Energy, Mining & UtilitiesEnergy, Mining & Utilities$176,264

    20% Higher than other industries

  • ManufacturingManufacturing$172,726

    18% Higher than other industries

  • Real EstateReal Estate$170,401

    17% Higher than other industries

Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology

The top paying company in Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology for Attorney is Johnson & Johnson.

Johnson & JohnsonJohnson & Johnson$183,073/yr

Glassdoor Economist Pay Overview

What is the pay outlook for Legal?

The legal field is expected to see continued demand to meet increased regulatory and tax compliance needs in the future. Employees will increasingly work with artificial intelligence and automated services, with workers shifting towards advisory roles rather than document review. Companies are expected to shift more work to in-house legal staff and away from law firm partnerships due to the high cost of outside counsel. Most work in the field requires higher education and offers above-median pay.

A Attorney salary range in US can vary based on important factors such as education, skills, certifications, and years of experience. A Attorney in US can expect to see an entry level salary range of $44,344 to $124,275 per year, based on 13 salary contributions. At the highest seniority level, an experienced Attorney in US can make a salary range of $60,562 to $221,730 with at least 8 years of experience, based on 35,837 salary contributions. The top 3 companies in US where a Attorney gets the highest compensation are Walmart Inc., Perkins Coie LLP and Baxter International Inc.. Bigger companies typically pay 35% more than smaller companies for a Attorney.

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Attorney

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$190,000

/yr

$175K | $15K

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7-9 years
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Attorney

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$90,248

/yr

$90K | $400

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
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Attorney

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$110,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
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Attorney

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$154,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
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Attorney

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$237,500

/yr

$60K | $178K

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
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Attorney

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$120,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Corporate Attorney

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$140,000

/yr

$135K | $5K

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday

Attorney pay FAQ

The national average salary for an Attorney is $108,120 per year in United States. Filter by location to see an Attorney salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 20386 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by an Attorney employees.

The highest salary for an Attorney in United States is $178,165 per year.

The lowest salary for an Attorney in United States is $65,613 per year.

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