Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Staff Attorney make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$119,954 / yrTotal Pay
$100,482 / yrBase Pay
$19,472 / yrAdditional Pay

$119,954

 / yr
$24K$715K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Staff Attorney is $119,954 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $100,482 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 $19,472 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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$119,954 /yr
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What are some related job titles for Staff Attorney?

Some related job titles are General Counsel Salaries with median pay of $196,551, Senior Staff Attorney Salaries with median pay of $138,664, Associate Attorney Salaries with median pay of $122,439, Entry Level Attorney Salaries with median pay of $64,694.

What are total pay estimates for a Staff Attorney at different companies?

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Legal Aid Society
4.1
Staff Attorney

133 salaries

72 open jobs

$115,945

 / yr

$148,518

 / yr

$120,171

 / yr
Legal Aid of North Carolina
3.3
Staff Attorney

37 salaries

28 open jobs

$123,008

 / yr
Los Angeles Dependency Lawyers
3.7
Staff Attorney

32 salaries

6 open jobs

$130,512

 / yr
Legal Aid Bureau
2.9
Staff Attorney

31 salaries

73 open jobs

$117,210

 / yr
Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann
3.5
Staff Attorney

30 salaries

$12,470

 / mo

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Legal Services NYC
3.9
Staff Attorney

27 salaries

90 open jobs

$114,529

 / yr
Brooklyn Defender Services
3.4
Staff Attorney

24 salaries

10 open jobs

$119,569

 / yr

$104,635

 / yr
GEICO
3.3
Staff Attorney

22 salaries

1,214 open jobs

$102,517

 / yr

$112,170

 / yr
Legal Aid Society of San Diego
4.0
Staff Attorney

20 salaries

13 open jobs

$109,856

 / yr
Center for Family Representation
3.0
Staff Attorney

20 salaries

14 open jobs

$93,095

 / yr
Simpson Thacher
3.8
Staff Attorney

18 salaries

30 open jobs

$180,432

 / yr
Reed Smith
3.9
Staff Attorney

18 salaries

45 open jobs

$143,590

 / yr
Bronx Defenders
3.9
Staff Attorney

17 salaries

14 open jobs

$128,643

 / yr

$93,683

 / yr
American Civil Liberties Union
3.6
Staff Attorney

16 salaries

204 open jobs

$111,418

 / yr
Berry Appleman & Leiden
4.1
Staff Attorney

16 salaries

77 open jobs

$115,492

 / 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.

Recent staff attorney Salaries

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Job Title

Location

Total Pay

Basic Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Staff Attorney

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$78,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Staff Attorney

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$90,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Staff Attorney

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$210,000

/yr

$200K | $10K

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Staff Attorney

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$72,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Staff Attorney

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$78,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Staff Attorney

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$172,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday

Staff Attorney pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Staff Attorney is $100,482 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Staff Attorney salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 3112 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Staff Attorney employees.

The highest salary for a Staff Attorney in United States is $445,376 per year.

The lowest salary for a Staff Attorney in United States is $22,670 per year.

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