Attorney Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Dorsey & Whitney
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Average Experience Level
4.4 years
How much does an attorney make?
The national average salary for an Attorney in the U.S. is $119,052 annually or $57.24 hourly. While the top 10 percent make over $224,000 per year, the bottom 10 percent make under $63,000. Professional companies and Finance companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. The top 5 states when it comes to Attorney salaries are California, New York, Connecticut, Virginia, and Massachusetts. The typical employment for an Attorney is 4.4 years.
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Average Attorney Salary By Location

The national average salary for an Attorney in the United States is $119,052 per year or $57.24 per hour. The city with the highest Attorney salary is San Francisco, CA at $145,376 per year. The average entry-level salary in San Francisco, CA is $74,000. Some of the states with the best Attorney salaries are California, New York, Connecticut, Virginia, Massachusetts, Idaho, and New Hampshire. The lowest earning states are South Dakota, Alabama, Tennessee, Louisiana, and South Carolina.

Map of Attorney Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Attorneys earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Attorney Salary By Company

Like every industry, there is a range of salaries an Attorney makes. The most abundant employment opportunities for Attorneys are in Professional companies and Finance companies. Attorneys at Dorsey & Whitney and Fredrikson & Byron PA report the highest salaries. In addition, companies like Faegre Baker Daniels and Davis Wright Tremaine report highly competitive salaries for Attorneys.

Attorney Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Attorney Salary By Experience Level

The salary for an Attorney can range from $72,374 to $97,833 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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