Updated Oct 7, 2021
$135,781 /yr
Average Base Pay

2,082 salaries

$75K

Low

$136K

Average

$260K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The average salary for Lawyer is $135,781 per year in California. Salaries estimates are based on 2082 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Lawyer employees in California.

Seniority Levels

L2
Attorney$135,781 /yr
L3
Senior Attorney$170,494 /yr
L4
Attorney IV$218,348 /yr
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Milbank LLP
4.2

Milbank LLP

Lawyer

$260,988

 /yr
Range: $192K - $349K
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$192K

$349K

$191,704 - $348,952 Range

Axiom Global
3.8

Axiom Global

Lawyer

$251,085

 /yr
Range: $103K - $264K

$103K

$264K

$103,328 - $264,325 Range

Morrison & Foerster
3.9

Morrison & Foerster

Lawyer

$194,795

 /yr
Range: $170K - $243K

$170K

$243K

$169,731 - $242,678 Range

Law Offices of Darren B. Silver
4.3

Law Offices of Darren B. Silver

Lawyer - Hourly

$52

 /hr
Range: $52 - $52

$52

$52

$52 - $52 Range

Irell & Manella
4.1

Irell & Manella

Lawyer

$200,793

 /yr
Range: $201K - $232K

$201K

$232K

$200,793 - $231,879 Range

Apple
4.3

Apple

Lawyer

$219,773

 /yr
Range: $205K - $234K

$205K

$234K

$205,121 - $234,424 Range

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Self
4.6

Self

Lawyer

$116,976

 /yr
Range: $64K - $132K

$64K

$132K

$64,110 - $131,598 Range

Law Offices of Kenneth Chong PC

Lawyer - Hourly

$50

 /hr
Range: $50 - $50

$50

$50

$50 - $50 Range

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LawFirm.com

Lawyer

$190,786

 /yr
Range: $78K - $313K

$78K

$313K

$77,554 - $312,681 Range

Law Offices of Darren B. Silver
4.3

Law Offices of Darren B. Silver

Lawyer - Hourly

$52

 /hr
Range: $50 - $52

$50

$52

$50 - $52 Range

Fenwick & West
4.3

Fenwick & West

Lawyer

$204,931

 /yr
Range: $182K - $262K

$182K

$262K

$182,071 - $262,408 Range

3

$91K

$135K

$90,711 - $135,336 Range

O'Melveny & Myers
4

O'Melveny & Myers

Lawyer
About 

$248K -$280K

$248K

$280K

$247,946 - $279,779 Range

Juan J. Dominguez, A Professional Law
4.7

Juan J. Dominguez, A Professional Law

Lawyer - Hourly
About 

$51 -$55

 hourly

$51

$55

$51 - $55 Range

Self Opportunity
4.3

Self Opportunity

Lawyer
About 

$116K -$157K

$116K

$157K

$116,216 - $157,461 Range

Downtown LA Law Group
4.8

$108K

$122K

$107,742 - $121,902 Range

Procopio Cory Hargreaves & Savitch
3.5

$179K

$220K

$179,481 - $220,211 Range

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
3.8

$184K

$211K

$184,176 - $210,987 Range

State of California
4

$101K

$177K

$101,265 - $177,228 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Lawyer salaries

The average salary for a Lawyer is $135,781 per year in California. Salaries estimates are based on 2082 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Lawyer employees in California.

The highest salary for a Lawyer in California is $260,019 per year.

The lowest salary for a Lawyer in California is $75,000 per year.

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