Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Lawyer make in Washington, DC Area?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

Industry

$106,713 / yrTotal Pay
$86,914 / yrBase Pay
$19,799 / yrAdditional Pay

$106,713

 / yr
$54K$298K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Lawyer is $106,713 per year in the Washington, DC Area area, with an average salary of $86,914 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 $19,799 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 Washington, DC Area

$104,345 /yr
Attorney
$138,043 /yr
Senior Attorney
$133,260 /yr
Attorney IV
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Related Job Titles

For Lawyer in Washington, DC Area

Some related job titles are Attorney Salaries with median pay of $104,345, General Counsel Salaries with median pay of $153,780, Staff Attorney Salaries with median pay of $109,840, Associate Attorney Salaries with median pay of $110,292.

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 lawyer in Washington, DC Area

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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

Attorney

Washington, DC

 | 1-3 years

$90,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Attorney

Washington, DC

 | 10-14 years

$181,300

/yr

$176K | $5K

SubmittedYesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Attorney Advisor

Washington, DC

 | 4-6 years

$176,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Appellate Attorney

Washington, DC

 | 4-6 years

$135,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Attorney-Advisor

Washington, DC

 | 7-9 years

$143,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday
Lawyer

Washington, DC

 | 4-6 years

$100,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Attorney

Washington, DC

 | 1-3 years

$65,000

/yr

Submitted2 days ago

1-3 years
2 days ago
Attorney

Washington, DC

 | 7-9 years

$160,000

/yr

$150K | $10K

Submitted2 days ago

7-9 years
2 days ago

Lawyer pay FAQ in Washington, DC Area

The average salary for a Lawyer is $86,914 per year in Washington, DC Area. Salaries estimates are based on 2850 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Lawyer employees in Washington, DC Area.

The highest salary for a Lawyer in Washington, DC Area is $148,172 per year.

The lowest salary for a Lawyer in Washington, DC Area is $50,982 per year.

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