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How much does a Lawyer make?

Updated Jun 14, 2021

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$123,683 /yr
Average Base Pay

896 salaries

$60K

Low

$124K

Average

$255K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for a Lawyer is $123,683 in United States. Filter by location to see Lawyer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 896 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Lawyer employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Attorney$112,131 /yr
L3
Senior Attorney$138,990 /yr
L4
Attorney IV$114,008 /yr
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Related Job Titles

Attorney

$112,130

per year

General Counsel

$177,733

per year

Staff Attorney

$76,053

per year

Associate Attorney

$118,190

per year

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Milbank LLP
4.3

Milbank LLP

Lawyer

$234,662

 /yr
Range: $185K - $310K
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$185K

$310K

$184,837 - $310,107 Range

Bingham McCutchen
3.5

Bingham McCutchen

Lawyer

$215,253

 /yr
Range: $173K - $307K

$173K

$307K

$173,155 - $307,327 Range

Stange Law Firm

Lawyer

$82,296

 /yr
Range: $67K - $86K

$67K

$86K

$67,000 - $86,165 Range

Proskauer Rose
4.1

Proskauer Rose

Lawyer

$216,744

 /yr
Range: $92K - $363K

$92K

$363K

$92,331 - $363,193 Range

Irell & Manella
4

Irell & Manella

Lawyer

$212,210

 /yr
Range: $185K - $330K

$185K

$330K

$185,265 - $329,753 Range

McMahon Martine u0026 Gallagher
3.8

McMahon Martine u0026 Gallagher

Lawyer

$90,922

 /yr
Range: $87K - $121K

$87K

$121K

$86,638 - $121,052 Range

Country-Wide Insurance Company
2.4

Country-Wide Insurance Company

Lawyer

$87,799

 /yr
Range: $42K - $240K

$42K

$240K

$41,746 - $240,411 Range

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Apple
4.3

Apple

Lawyer

$201,467

 /yr
Range: $50K - $232K

$50K

$232K

$49,962 - $231,795 Range

Crate and Barrel
3.6

Crate and Barrel

Lawyer

$213,699

 /yr
Range: $26K - $278K

$26K

$278K

$25,851 - $277,809 Range

Accenture
4

Accenture

Lawyer

$185,678

 /yr
Range: $100K - $226K

$100K

$226K

$100,000 - $225,655 Range

Harvard University
4.3

Harvard University

Lawyer

$116,579

 /yr
Range: $102K - $129K

$102K

$129K

$102,083 - $129,223 Range

Cantor Colburn
3.2

Cantor Colburn

Lawyer

$112,910

 /yr
Range: $112K - $215K

$112K

$215K

$112,203 - $215,335 Range

SHENLAW

SHENLAW

Lawyer

$87,763

 /yr
Range: $88K - $88K

$88K

$88K

$87,649 - $88,414 Range

Selfridges
3.9

Selfridges

Lawyer

$115,753

 /yr
Range: $102K - $130K

$102K

$130K

$101,651 - $130,000 Range

Jun He Law
3.9

Jun He Law

Lawyer

$95,600

 /yr
Range: $89K - $238K

$89K

$238K

$89,002 - $237,700 Range

Lawyers Title
3.2

Lawyers Title

Lawyer

$146,155

 /yr
Range: $100K - $217K

$100K

$217K

$100,000 - $217,332 Range

Kobre & Kim
3.3

Kobre & Kim

Lawyer

$250,000

 /yr
Range: $197K - $348K

$197K

$348K

$196,586 - $348,060 Range

Law Offices of Darren B. Silver
4.2

Law Offices of Darren B. Silver

Lawyer - Hourly

$51

 /hr
Range: $51 - $52

$51

$52

$51 - $52 Range

Law Offices of Christopher L. Turpin

Lawyer - Hourly

$51

 /hr
Range: $49 - $52

$49

$52

$49 - $52 Range

HSBC Holdings
3.7

HSBC Holdings

Lawyer

$225,207

 /yr
Range: $128K - $285K

$128K

$285K

$127,520 - $285,330 Range

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Frequently asked questions about Lawyer salaries

The average salary for a Lawyer is $123,683 in United States. Salaries estimates are based on 896 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Lawyer employees in United States.

The highest salary for a Lawyer in United States is $254,782 per year.

The lowest salary for a Lawyer in United States is $60,042 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent lawyer salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$120,000
per year
A Lawyer in the Philadelphia, PA Area area reported making $120,000 per year
Additional Pay
$10k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Philadelphia, PA Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Private Practice / Firm
$49,088
per year
An Attorney in the Kansas City, MO Area area reported making $49,088 per year
Additional Pay
$492 cash bonus
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Kansas City, MO Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$50,000
per year
An Attorney in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area reported making $50,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$60,000
per year
A Lawyer in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $60,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$70,000
per year
An Attorney in the St. Louis, MO Area area reported making $70,000 per year
Job Highlights
St. Louis, MO Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$105
hourly
An Attorney in the Portland, OR Area area reported making $105 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Portland, OR Area area
Contract
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private