How much does a Lawyer make?

Updated Dec 7, 2021

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$121,980 /yr
Average Base Pay

1,145 salaries

$59K

Low

$122K

Average

$250K

High

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How much does a Lawyer make? The national average salary for a Lawyer is $121,980 in United States. Filter by location to see Lawyer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 1,145 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Lawyer employees.

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What are some related job titles for a Lawyer?

Attorney

$112,602

per year

General Counsel

$183,684

per year

Staff Attorney

$77,026

per year

Associate Attorney

$118,013

per year

Recent User Submitted Salaries for Attorney in United States of America

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$161,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Attorney with more than 15 years of experience

$81,900

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$3,000/yr

8 days ago by a Lawyer with 1 to 3 years of experience

$87,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Attorney with more than 15 years of experience

$202,500

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Attorney with less than one year of experience

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$81,500

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$1,100/yr

8 days ago by a Legal Professional with 10 to 14 years of experience

$42,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$5,000/yr

8 days ago by a Attorney with 1 to 3 years of experience

$101,734

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Attorney with less than one year of experience

$120,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$5,000/yr

8 days ago by a Attorney with 10 to 14 years of experience

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What is the average pay for a Lawyer at different companies?

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Milbank LLP
4.2

Milbank LLP

Lawyer

$205,389

 /yr
Range: $192K - $317K

$192K

$317K

$192,349 - $316,794 Range

LawFirm.com
4

$100,648

 /yr
Range: $50K - $343K

$50K

$343K

$50,136 - $343,193 Range

Self Opportunity
4.3

$112,240

 /yr
Range: $45K - $250K

$45K

$250K

$45,245 - $250,000 Range

United States Federal Government
4.1

$75K

$201K

$75,000 - $201,088 Range

US Army
3.8

US Army

Lawyer

$97,479

 /yr
Range: $64K - $158K

$64K

$158K

$64,017 - $157,726 Range

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
4.1

$101K

$576K

$100,544 - $576,263 Range

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K&L Gates
3.7

K&L Gates

Lawyer

$320,623

 /yr
Range: $75K - $375K

$75K

$375K

$75,168 - $375,000 Range

Self
4.6

Self

Lawyer

$110,969

 /yr
Range: $64K - $132K

$64K

$132K

$64,326 - $132,041 Range

Jones Day
3.9

Jones Day

Lawyer

$229,681

 /yr
Range: $41K - $283K

$41K

$283K

$40,545 - $282,596 Range

United States Federal Courts
4.3

$50K

$120K

$50,376 - $120,000 Range

Zinda Law Group
3.5

$215,612

 /yr
Range: $130K - $224K

$130K

$224K

$130,353 - $224,058 Range

Morrison & Foerster
3.9

$192,780

 /yr
Range: $152K - $243K

$152K

$243K

$151,849 - $243,496 Range

Crate and Barrel
3.6

$218,307

 /yr
Range: $26K - $284K

$26K

$284K

$26,408 - $283,799 Range

Private
4.1

Private

Lawyer

$120,902

 /yr
Range: $65K - $309K

$65K

$309K

$65,177 - $308,988 Range

McMahon, Martine, & Gallagher, LLP
4.5

$101,417

 /yr
Range: $89K - $124K

$89K

$124K

$88,506 - $123,662 Range

Legal Aid Society
4.1

$74,556

 /yr
Range: $26K - $106K

$26K

$106K

$26,285 - $105,570 Range

Axiom Global
3.9

$199,571

 /yr
Range: $104K - $265K

$104K

$265K

$103,676 - $265,215 Range

Sullivan & Cromwell
3.5

$210,390

 /yr
Range: $89K - $374K

$89K

$374K

$88,732 - $373,833 Range

Apple
4.2

Apple

Lawyer

$205,812

 /yr
Range: $150K - $235K

$150K

$235K

$150,000 - $235,213 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Lawyer salaries

The national average salary for a Lawyer is $121,980 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Lawyer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1145 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Lawyer employees.

The highest salary for a Lawyer in United States is $250,338 per year.

The lowest salary for a Lawyer in United States is $59,436 per year.

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