Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does an Attorney make in Los Angeles, CA Area?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

Industry

$157,735 / yrTotal Pay
$124,886 / yrBase Pay
$32,849 / yrAdditional Pay

$157,735

 / yr
$96K$262K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Attorney is $157,735 per year in the Los Angeles, CA Area area, with an average salary of $124,886 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 $32,849 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 in Los Angeles, CA Area

$157,735 /yr
Attorney
$179,360 /yr
Senior Attorney
$134,537 /yr
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Related Job Titles

For Attorney in Los Angeles, CA Area

Some related job titles are Attorney (In-house Counsel) Salaries with median pay of $143,191, Contract Attorney Salaries with median pay of $116,290, In-House Counsel Salaries with median pay of $167,658, Lawyer Salaries with median pay of $128,719.

Top Paying Companies

For an Attorney in Los Angeles, CA Area

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for an Attorney in Los Angeles, CA Area. Employers include Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Haight Brown & Bonesteel and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher.

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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
$259,041/yr

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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.

How does the Attorney salary in Los Angeles, CA compare to the national average salary in US for the same job?

The average salary for a Attorney in US is $112,602 per year based on 9,835 salary contributions, which is 3.46% less than the salary for a Attorney in Los Angeles, CA. The cost of living and the local demand for the work are among the factors affecting wages. 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.

Recent Salaries Shared

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Job Title

Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Attorney

Los Angeles, CA

 | 15+ years

$100,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Attorney

Los Angeles, CA

 | 15+ years

$300,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Attorney

Los Angeles, CA

 | 1-3 years

$65,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Appellate Court Attorney

Los Angeles, CA

 | 7-9 years

$140,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday
Political Attorney

Los Angeles, CA

 | <1 year

$125,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

<1 year
Yesterday
Lawyer

Los Angeles, CA

 | 4-6 years

$130,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Attorney

Los Angeles, CA

 | 4-6 years

$100,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Attorney

Los Angeles, CA

 | 4-6 years

$80,000

/yr

Submitted2 days ago

4-6 years
2 days ago
Attorney

Los Angeles, CA

 | 15+ years

$150,000

/yr

Submitted2 days ago

15+ years
2 days ago

Attorney pay FAQ in Los Angeles, CA Area

The average salary for an Attorney is $124,886 per year in Los Angeles, CA Area. Salaries estimates are based on 19044 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by an Attorney employees in Los Angeles, CA Area.

The highest salary for an Attorney in Los Angeles, CA Area is $201,868 per year.

The lowest salary for an Attorney in Los Angeles, CA Area is $77,261 per year.

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