This question is about attorney demographics.
50.7% of attorneys are female in the United States. This is 0.7 percentage points higher than last year. Additionally, the percentage of female attorneys has increased by 4.8 percentage points since 2010. That means there are a total of 170,124 female attorneys in the U.S. and 165,428 male attorneys in the United States. Note that Zippia's estimate accounts only for the 335,552 people with the specific job title of attorney and doesn't include grouping similar job titles, or people with potentially similar credentialing.
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Additionally, female attorneys tend to be younger than male attorneys. The average age of a female attorney is 44.1, while the average age of a male attorney is 47.6.
While the majority of U.S. attorneys are female in 2022, there are still some occupations where males dominate. For example, 69% of trial lawyer are male. On the other hand, some attorney jobs are dominated by females. 78% of magistrate assistant, for instance, are female.
Like most jobs, there's a gender pay gap among attorneys. The average male attorney earns an average annual salary of $90,302, while the average female attorney earns an average annual income of $85,107, meaning female attorneys make 94 cents for every dollar a man earns.
Are attorneys jobs male or female dominated?
Attorney jobs are female dominated. 50.7% of attorneys are female and 49.3% of attorneys are male in the United States.
How has the number of female attorneys changed over time?
The number of female attorneys has increased by 4.8% since 2010. In 2010, there were 45.9% female attorneys and the latest data shows that there are 50.7% female attorneys in the U.S.