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Staff Attorney Salary

$145,334 (USD)

Average Salary

$70/hr

Average Hourly

$9,592

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 11, 2019

The average pay for a Staff Attorney is $145,334 a year and $70 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Staff Attorney is between $100,243 and $181,266. On average, a Doctorate Degree is the highest level of education for a Staff 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.
Staff Attorney Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Lawyers

Job family population: 642,750

Estimated population of Staff Attorney jobs: 45,976

Rate of error: 0.6%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$168,482
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Staff Attorney Job Listings for United States

Staff Attorney
Dec 9
Seattle, WA, USA
Kids In Need Defense (KIND Inc)
KIDS IN NEED OF DEFENSE STAFF ATTORNEY SEATTLE, WASHINGTON OCTOBER 2019 BACKGROUND Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is a global leader in the protection of unaccompanied refugee and migrant children
Interim Staff Attorney
Dec 9
Seattle, WA, USA
Kids In Need Defense (KIND Inc)
KIDS IN NEED OF DEFENSE (KIND) INTERIM STAFF ATTORNEY - DETAINED PROGRAMS SEATTLE, WA ABOUT KIND Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is a global leader in the protection of unaccompanied refugee and ...
Staff Attorney - Community Revitalization Project (CRP)
Dec 5
Amarillo, TX, USA
Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas
Staff Attorney - Community Revitalization Project CLOSING DATE: Positions Immediately Available and Closed When Filled LOCATIONS: Amarillo, Texas OVERVIEW: Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas (LANWT) seeks ...
Staff Attorney
Dec 3
Portland, United States
Lewis & Clark College
The staff attorney will seek paid attorney work and will additionally support fundraising efforts. The staff attorney will support the development of the IELP website and additional outreach ...
Supervising Staff Attorney
Dec 4
us
VOLUNTARY LEGAL SERVICES PROGRAM OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Services are provided through the volunteer efforts of attorneys, paralegals, law students, and interpreters who are coordinated by VLSP's Sacramento office staff. The program operates several legal ...

The average pay for a Staff Attorney is $145,334 a year and $70 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Staff Attorney is between $100,243 and $181,266. On average, a Doctorate Degree is the highest level of education for a Staff 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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