Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for defense attorneys in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:
- There are over 243,378 defense attorneys currently employed in the United States.
- 47.9% of all defense attorneys are women, while 52.1% are men.
- The average age of an employed defense attorney is 46 years old.
- The most common ethnicity of defense attorneys is White (78.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (7.2%), Asian (6.1%) and Black or African American (5.7%).
- Defense attorneys are most in-demand in Los Angeles, CA.
- The professional industry is the highest-paying for defense attorneys.
- San Francisco, CA pays an annual average wage of $130,541, the highest in the US.
- In 2021, women earned 96% of what men earned.
- 12% of all defense attorneys are LGBT.
- California is the best state for defense attorneys to live.
- Defense attorneys are 66% more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies.
Defense Attorney Statistics By Gender
47.9% of defense attorneys are women and 52.1% of defense attorneys are men.
- Male, 52.1%
- Female, 47.9%
Defense Attorneys By Gender
Gender Pay Gap For Defense Attorney
Women Earn 96¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men
Defense Attorney Gender Over Time
This data shows how men and women predominate in the defense attorney position over time.
Defense Attorney Gender By Year
Defense Attorney Male to Female Ratio
We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, patent examiner and patent attorney have the biggest difference in gender.
|Veteran Appeals Reviewer||17%||83%|
|Guardian Ad Litem||18%||82%|
Defense Attorney Statistics By Race
The most common ethnicity among defense attorneys is White, which makes up 78.9% of all defense attorneys. Comparatively, there are 7.2% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 6.1% of the Asian ethnicity.
- White, 78.9%
- Hispanic or Latino, 7.2%
- Asian, 6.1%
- Black or African American, 5.7%
- Unknown, 2.0%
- American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.1%
Defense Attorney Race
|Defense Attorney Race||Percentages|
|Hispanic or Latino||7.2%|
|Black or African American||5.7%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.1%|
Defense Attorney Race And Ethnicity Over Time
Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among defense attorneys.
- Hispanic or Latino
- Black or African American
Defense Attorney Race By Year
|Year||White||Black or African American||Asian||Hispanic or Latino|
Defense Attorney Wage Gap By Race
|Black or African American||$81,309|
|Hispanic or Latino||$82,040|
Defense Attorney JOBS
Average Age of a Defense Attorney
We determined the average age of defense attorneys based on ethnicity and gender.
Defense Attorney Age By Race
|Race||Male Age||Female Age|
|Black or African American||49||45|
|Hispanic or Latino||44||40|
Defense Attorney Age Breakdown
This chart breaks down the ages of defense attorney employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of defense attorneys is 40+ years old, which represents 65% of the population.
Defense Attorney Age
|Defense Attorney Years||Percentages|
Types of Defense Attorney Degree Levels
The most common degree for defense attorneys is doctoral degree 50% of defense attorneys earn that degree. A close second is bachelor's degree with 40% and rounding it off is master's degree with 4%.
- Doctorate, 50%
- Bachelors, 40%
- Masters, 4%
- Associate, 2%
- Other Degrees, 4%
Defense Attorneys By Education
|Defense Attorney Degree||Percentages|
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Defense Attorney Employment Statistics
This section highlights information about where defense attorneys work. We found most defense attorneys work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most defense attorneys is the insurance industry.
We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire defense attorneys.
< 50 employees
50 - 100 employees
100 - 500 employees
500 - 1,000 employees
1,000 - 10,000 employees
Defense Attorney Jobs By Employer Size
|< 50 employees||8%|
|50 - 100 employees||8%|
|100 - 500 employees||24%|
|500 - 1,000 employees||10%|
|1,000 - 10,000 employees||34%|
|> 10,000 employees||15%|
The Types Of Companies Defense Attorney Work In
Employees with the defense attorney job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most defense attorneys prefer to work at private companies over public companies.
Defense Attorney Jobs By Sector
Top Industries Hiring Defense Attorneys
Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ defense attorneys. Those industries include insurance, media and insurance.
Defense Attorney Turnover And Employment Statistics
Defense Attorney Unemployment Rate Over Time
The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of defense attorneys changed.
- Unemployment rate
Defense Attorney Unemployment Rate By Year
|Year||Defense Attorney Unemployment Rate|
The Average Number of Years That Defense Attorney Stay in a Job
By looking over 817 defense attorneys resumes, we figured out that the average defense attorney enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 35%.
Less than one year
Defense Attorney Tenure
|Number or Years||Percentages|
|Less than 1 year||22%|
Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Defense Attorneys with Other Job Titles
After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to defense attorneys.
|Job Title||LGBT||Job Openings|
|Federal Law Clerk||5.54%||67,642|
|Legal Office Assistant||6.63%||41,220|
Foreign Languages Spoken By Defense Attorneys
The most common foreign language among defense attorneys is Spanish at 49.2%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 8.2% and Chinese is the third-most popular at 6.6%.
- Spanish, 49.2%
- French, 8.2%
- Chinese, 6.6%
- German, 6.6%
- Mandarin, 6.6%
- Other, 22.8%
Defense Attorney Languages Spoken