Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Law Associate make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

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$74,477 / yrTotal Pay
$68,716 / yrBase Pay
$5,762 / yrAdditional Pay

$74,477

 / yr
$45K$125K
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The estimated total pay for a Law Associate is $74,477 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $68,716 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 $5,762 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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For Associate Attorney

$108,852 /yr
Associate Attorney
$170,842 /yr
Senior Attorney
$125,146 /yr
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Law AssociateSee 55 salaries from all locations

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 / yr

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 / yr

$175,524

 / yr

$149,939

 / yr

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 / yr

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 / yr

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 / yr

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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.

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How common is it for an employer to pro-rate a salary increase if you joined in middle of the year? For context, annual raises are given out in July each year. I joined in January. Normally, I would be getting an 8% raise, but because I came in at about the half year mark, they giving me ~4%. My jaw about just dropped when big boss said this. I mean, inflation doesn't pro-rate. Thoughts on this?

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Location

Total Pay

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Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Associate Attorney

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$225,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Associate Attorney

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$80,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Associate Lawyer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$90,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Associate Attorney

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$150,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Associate Attorney

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$170,000

/yr

$160K | $10K

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Associate Attorney

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$100,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Associate Attorney

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$50,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday

Law Associate pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Law Associate is $68,716 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Law Associate salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 83 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Law Associate employees.

The highest salary for a Law Associate in United States is $114,142 per year.

The lowest salary for a Law Associate in United States is $41,368 per year.

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