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Attorney Salary

$145,372 (USD)

Average Salary

$70/hr

Average Hourly

$9,595

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 16, 2019

The average pay for an Attorney is $145,372 a year and $70 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Attorney is between $100,269 and $181,313. On average, a Doctorate Degree is the highest level of education for an Attorney. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Advises, consults, litigates and performs trial work, and carries out the legal processes necessary to effect the rights, privileges, and obligations of the organization.
  • Studies Constitution, statues, decisions, and ordinances of quasi-judicial bodies.
  • Gathers evidence and information for management decision making.
  • Prepares and reviews various legal instruments and documents, such as contracts, leases, licenses, purchases, sales, real estate, etc.
  • Examines legal data to determine advisability of defending or prosecuting lawsuit.
  • Examines material, such as advertisements, publications, etc., for legal implications, advising officials of proposed legislation that might affect the organization.
  • Applies for copyrights or registration of the organization's products, processes, devices, and trademarks, advising whether to initiate or defend law suits.
  • Conducts pretrial preparations and defends the organization in lawsuits.
  • Advises officials on tax matters, government regulations, and/or legal rights.
  • Represents the company before quasi-judicial or administrative agencies of the government.
  • Requires completion of law school with an LLB degree or JD degree and admission to the bar.
Attorney Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Lawyers

Job family population: 642,750

Estimated population of Attorney jobs: 45,976

Rate of error: 0.6%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$168,526
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Attorney Job Listings for United States

NEGLIGENCE ATTORNEY
Dec 15
Long Island, NY, USA
Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C.
Immediate opening for an ADMITTED AND EXPERIENCED attorney to negotiate and settle personal injury cases. Looking for a candidate who knows how to resolve a case either over the phone directly with ...
Associate Attorney
Dec 15
New Windsor, NY, USA
Drake Loeb PLLC
We are seeking a commercial associate attorney to handle real estate closings, bank lending transactions, land use/zoning matters, and municipal representation. Successful candidate will have ...
Technology Transactions Attorney
Dec 15
Denver, United States
Marina Sirras & Associates LLC
Job ID: 33826 Technology Transactions Attorney - Denver Our client, a major international law firm, seeks a junior to mid-level IP technology transactions associate attorney for the firm's Media ...
Staff Attorney III
Dec 14
BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA
Lummi Indian Business Council
The Staff Attorney III works within the Office of the Reservation Attorney for the Lummi Nation concerning or affecting tribal sovereignty, cultural sovereignty, environmental matters, and self ...
Jr/Mid Litigation Attorney Sought as In House Counsel
Dec 15
New York, NY, USA
Cadence Counsel
Int'l insurance co with innovative financial products seeks a jr/mid litigation attorney for a perm in house position. Best for classes of '13 to '17. Company formed by former major firm attorneys

The average pay for an Attorney is $145,372 a year and $70 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Attorney is between $100,269 and $181,313. On average, a Doctorate Degree is the highest level of education for an Attorney. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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