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How Much Does a Legal Consultant Earn In The United States?

Legal Consultant Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$68,000
$34,000
$68,000
$138,000
Legal consultants in the United States make an average salary of $68,717 per year or $33.04 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $34,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $138,000. As most things go, location can be critical. New York, Illinois, Nevada, California, and Colorado provide the highest legal consultant salaries.
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Where Legal Consultants Earn The Most

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

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How Much Do Legal Consultants Earn In Different Cities?

While a legal consultant can average a salary of $68,717 per year, or $33.04 per hour, there are many opportunities for legal consultants to make more. For example, in Washington, DC you might make $96,709 per year. Other high-paying locations include New York, NY, San Francisco, CA and Chicago, IL. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Washington, DC where the average starting salary is $45,000. The highest paying states for legal consultants include New York, Illinois and Nevada. Meanwhile, Alaska, Arkansas, and Kansas offer the lowest salaries.
Location
City
Average Salary

Washington, DC

Salary Range64k - 144k$97k$96,709

New York, NY

Salary Range63k - 143k$96k$95,631

San Francisco, CA

Salary Range62k - 142k$94k$94,125

Chicago, IL

Salary Range59k - 127k$87k$87,259

San Antonio, TX

Salary Range53k - 137k$86k$85,612

Seattle, WA

Salary Range57k - 121k$84k$83,559

Las Vegas, NV

Salary Range55k - 125k$83k$83,311

Arlington, VA

Salary Range46k - 102k$69k$68,924

Southfield, MI

Salary Range44k - 97k$66k$65,921

Baltimore, MD

Salary Range43k - 96k$65k$65,004
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$144k

High Paying Legal Consultant Jobs

Which Companies Pay Legal Consultants The Most?

To earn a high income as a legal consultant, working for Alston & Bird or Arent Fox might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Loeb & Loeb and Crowell & Moring report highly competitive salaries for legal consultants.
Company
Company
Average Salary
Alston & Bird
Salary Range177k - 258k$215k$214,599
Arent Fox
Salary Range177k - 257k$214k$213,779
Loeb & Loeb
Salary Range176k - 252k$211k$211,036
Crowell & Moring
Salary Range175k - 243k$207k$206,862
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Salary Range166k - 240k$200k$200,029
Bryan Cave
Salary Range168k - 234k$199k$198,675
Hughes Hubbard & Reed
Salary Range169k - 224k$195k$195,230
Schulte Roth & Zabel
Salary Range167k - 217k$191k$190,629
Willkie Farr & Gallagher
Salary Range164k - 215k$189k$188,608
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Salary Range161k - 215k$187k$186,901
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$258k

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    How Experience Affects Legal Consultant Salaries

    The salary for a legal consultant can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation 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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