How much does an Attorney make in Pittsburgh, PA?

Updated Sep 10, 2023

Experience

Industry

$124,381 / yrTotal Pay
$112,070 / yrBase Pay
$12,310 / yrAdditional Pay

$124,381

 / yr
$73K$213K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Attorney is $124,381 per year in the Pittsburgh, PA area, with an average salary of $112,070 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 $12,310 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 Pittsburgh, PA

$124,381 /yr
Attorney
$156,430 /yr
Senior Attorney
$125,080 /yr
Attorney IV
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What is the total pay trajectory for Attorney?

Job TitleSalary
Attorney$124,381 /yr
Senior Attorney$156,430 /yr
Attorney IV$125,080 /yr

Related Job Titles

For Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA

Some related job titles are Attorney (In-house Counsel) Salaries with median pay of $121,451, Contract Attorney Salaries with median pay of $111,555, In-House Counsel Salaries with median pay of $158,684, Lawyer Salaries with median pay of $132,123.

Top Paying Companies

For an Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for an Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA. Employers include Reed Smith, Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote and Burns White.

1
Reed Smith
Reed Smith
$166,889/yr
13 open jobs
3
Burns White
$119,188/yr
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Top Paying Companies

For Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA

1Reed Smith$166,889
2Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote$140,387
3Burns White$119,188
4Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott$117,113
Total Pay Trajectory

For Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA

$124,381 /yr
Attorney
$156,430 /yr
Senior Attorney
$125,080 /yr
Attorney IV
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What is the total pay trajectory for Attorney?

Job TitleSalary
Attorney$124,381 /yr
Senior Attorney$156,430 /yr
Attorney IV$125,080 /yr

What are total pay estimates for an Attorney at different companies in Pittsburgh, PA?

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Burns White
3.4
AttorneySee 7 salaries from this location

$119,188

 / yr
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott
2.9
AttorneySee 5 salaries from this location

$117,113

 / yr
Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote
3.4
AttorneySee 5 salaries from this location

$140,387

 / yr
Reed Smith
3.8
AttorneySee 5 salaries from this location

$79

 / hr
SelfEmployed.com
4.4
AttorneySee 4 salaries from this location

$131,999

 / yr
Babst Calland
4.1
AttorneySee 4 salaries from this location

$130,928

 / yr
Special Counsel
3.4
AttorneySee 4 salaries from this location

$61

 / hr

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K&L Gates
3.5
AttorneySee 3 salaries from this location

$130,290

 / yr
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney
3.5
AttorneySee 3 salaries from this location

$152,840

 / yr
Allegheny County
3
AttorneySee 3 salaries from this location

$87,592

 / yr
BNY Mellon
3.6
AttorneySee 3 salaries from this location

$125,605

 / yr
Allegheny County Fifth Judicial District
3.4
AttorneySee 2 salaries from this location

$97,839

 / yr
PNC Financial Services Group
3.6
AttorneySee 2 salaries from this location

$124,234

 / yr
Kids Voice
3.6
AttorneySee 2 salaries from this location

$87,555

 / yr
United States Steel
3.6
AttorneySee 2 salaries from this location

$137,521

 / yr
Clark Hill
3.7
AttorneySee 2 salaries from this location

$124,737

 / yr
K&L Gates
3.5
LawyerSee 2 salaries from this location

$141,775

 / yr
University of Pittsburgh
4
AttorneySee 2 salaries from this location

$83,435

 / yr
K&L Gates
3.5
E-DAT AttorneySee 2 salaries from this location

$63

 / hr
Social Security Administration
3
AttorneySee 2 salaries from this location

$88,423

 / yr
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Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA Salaries

Job TitleLocationSalary
Burns White Attorney salaries - 7 salaries reportedPittsburgh, PA$119,188/yr
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott Attorney salaries - 5 salaries reportedPittsburgh, PA$117,113/yr
Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote Attorney salaries - 5 salaries reportedPittsburgh, PA$140,387/yr
Reed Smith Attorney salaries - 5 salaries reportedPittsburgh, PA$79/hr
SelfEmployed.com Attorney salaries - 4 salaries reportedPittsburgh, PA$131,999/yr
Babst Calland Attorney salaries - 4 salaries reportedPittsburgh, PA$130,928/yr
Special Counsel Attorney salaries - 4 salaries reportedPittsburgh, PA$61/hr
K&L Gates Attorney salaries - 3 salaries reportedPittsburgh, PA$130,290/yr
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney Attorney salaries - 3 salaries reportedPittsburgh, PA$152,840/yr
Allegheny County Attorney salaries - 3 salaries reportedPittsburgh, PA$87,592/yr
BNY Mellon Attorney salaries - 3 salaries reportedPittsburgh, PA$125,605/yr
Allegheny County Fifth Judicial District Attorney salaries - 2 salaries reportedPittsburgh, PA$97,839/yr
PNC Financial Services Group Attorney salaries - 2 salaries reportedPittsburgh, PA$124,234/yr
Kids Voice Attorney salaries - 2 salaries reportedPittsburgh, PA$87,555/yr
United States Steel Attorney salaries - 2 salaries reportedPittsburgh, PA$137,521/yr
Clark Hill Attorney salaries - 2 salaries reportedPittsburgh, PA$124,737/yr
K&L Gates Lawyer salaries - 2 salaries reportedPittsburgh, PA$141,775/yr
University of Pittsburgh Attorney salaries - 2 salaries reportedPittsburgh, PA$83,435/yr
K&L Gates E-DAT Attorney salaries - 2 salaries reportedPittsburgh, PA$63/hr
Social Security Administration Attorney salaries - 2 salaries reportedPittsburgh, PA$88,423/yr
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Top Paying Industries

For an Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA

The top 2 paying industries for an Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA are Legal with a median total pay of $140,387 and Financial Services with a median total pay of $117,113.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • LegalLegal$140,387

    7% Higher than other industries

  • Financial ServicesFinancial Services$117,113

    11% Lower than other industries

Legal

Top paying companies in Legal for Attorney are Reed Smith, Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, and Burns White.

Reed SmithReed Smith$166,889/yr
Burns WhiteBurns White$119,188/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.

Recent Salaries Shared

For attorney in Pittsburgh, PA

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Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date or Time

Lawyer

Pittsburgh, PA

 | 1-3 years

$735

/hr

$35 | $700

Submitted 3 days ago

1-3 years
3 days ago
Attorney

Pittsburgh, PA

 | 4-6 years

$57,000

/yr

Submitted 5 days ago

4-6 years
5 days ago
Attorney

Pittsburgh, PA

 | 15+ years

$187,000

/yr

Submitted 7 days ago

15+ years
7 days ago
Attorney

Pittsburgh, PA

 | 15+ years

$100,000

/yr

Submitted 8 days ago

15+ years
8 days ago
Attorney

Pittsburgh, PA

 | 7-9 years

$290,000

/yr

Submitted 8 days ago

7-9 years
8 days ago
Contract Attorney

Pittsburgh, PA

 | 4-6 years

$75

/hr

Submitted 8 days ago

4-6 years
8 days ago
Attorney

Pittsburgh, PA

 | 15+ years

$146,000

/yr

Submitted 9 days ago

15+ years
9 days ago
Attorney

Pittsburgh, PA

 | 15+ years

$110,000

/yr

Submitted 9 days ago

15+ years
9 days ago
Attorney

Pittsburgh, PA

 | 4-6 years

$168,000

/yr

$158K | $10K

Submitted 9 days ago

4-6 years
9 days ago

Attorney pay FAQ in Pittsburgh, PA

The average salary for an Attorney is $124,381 per year in Pittsburgh, PA. Salaries estimates are based on 24114 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by an Attorney employees in Pittsburgh, PA.

The highest salary for an Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA is $165,475 per year.

The lowest salary for an Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA is $93,958 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming an Attorney or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of an Attorney.

Pay for attorneys remains high, as they typically face tight deadlines, long hours, and significant barriers to entry. Prospective lawyers must hold a Juris Doctorate degree and pass their state’s bar exam. Partners at law firms receive partial ownership of the firm, which entitles them to a portion of its profits. Other firm employees, as well as corporate in-house counsel and government employees, are usually paid a standard salary. Some attorneys receive further contingency fees when they win a case.

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Compensation for attorneys varies dramatically depending on factors like geographic location and type of legal practice. Approximately 72% say they're satisfied with how much they earn in the field. A potential additional pay of $12,310.17 for attorneys can come from benefits like profit-sharing.

Attorneys make approximately $112,070.49, which increases to $124,380.66 after bonuses and profit-sharing benefits. Brand-new attorneys lean more toward a minimum total pay of $73,023.00, and you'll have the potential to reach $213,165.19 after gaining experience and showing your litigation skills. As you progress through your career as an attorney, you can earn certifications and expand to new practice areas to increase your salary.

Staying on top of legal trends can help you decide where to focus your energy to make more money as an attorney. Some of the highest-paid specialty areas include patents and intellectual property law, mergers and acquisitions, and health care. In many states, you can pass a special bar exam to get certified in various practice areas, which will increase your earnings as you illustrate your ability to bring more business to your practice. You can also work as a staff attorney and work your way up to an executive role as a chief legal officer.

You can negotiate a higher salary by understanding how much attorneys jobs pay in the city where you plan to practice. As a new graduate of law school, emphasize volunteer work and leadership roles that reflect your commitment to serving your clients as an attorney. If you've sought board certification in specialty areas, make sure you factor the additional preparation and education into your salary expectations. Since first-year associates usually get about a 7% raise, ask for about 15% if you're switching to a new firm and you've already been an attorney for a few years.

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