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Litigation Attorney Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$142,000
$93,000
$142,000
$218,000
Litigation attorneys in the United States make an average salary of $142,810 per year or $68.66 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $93,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $218,000. As most things go, location can be critical. New York, California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire provide the highest litigation attorney salaries.
Best Paying Cities
New York, NY
$138,165
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Map of Litigation Attorney Salaries

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

Average Salary

Average Litigation Attorney Salary By Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to New York, California and Connecticut, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for litigation attorneys. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Louisiana, South Dakota, and Montana.

City
Average Salary
Burlingame, CA
Burlingame, CA
$154,241
$154k
New York, NY
New York, NY
$138,165
$138k
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
$129,536
$130k
Boston, MA
Boston, MA
$117,621
$118k
Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque, NM
$107,293
$107k
Austin, TX
Austin, TX
$100,062
$100k
Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale, AZ
$99,419
$99k
Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA
$98,799
$99k
Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL
$95,700
$96k
Denver, CO
Denver, CO
$91,727
$92k

High Paying Litigation Attorney Jobs

Average Litigation Attorney Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a litigation attorney, being employed by a company such as Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith or Latham & Watkins would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Cooley and Fenwick & West also report highly competitive salaries for litigation attorneys.

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Litigation Attorney Salary History

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    Litigation Attorney Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a litigation attorney 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.

    Recently Added Litigation Attorney Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Litigation Attorney
    Litigation Attorney
    Washington, DC
    Washington, DC
    10/28/2020
    10/28/2020
    $80,000
    $80,000
    10/28/2020
    Commercial Litigation Attorney-General Litigation
    Commercial Litigation Attorney-General Litigation
    Houston, TX
    Houston, TX
    10/24/2020
    10/24/2020
    $121,000
    $121,000
    10/24/2020
    Litigation Attorney
    Litigation Attorney
    Tampa, FL
    Tampa, FL
    10/22/2020
    10/22/2020
    $100,000
    $100,000
    10/22/2020
    Litigation Attorney
    Litigation Attorney
    Baltimore, MD
    Baltimore, MD
    10/16/2020
    10/16/2020
    $90,000
    $90,000
    10/16/2020
    Litigation Attorney/Lawyer-Plaintiff Personal Injury
    Litigation Attorney/Lawyer-Plaintiff Personal Injury
    Hillsdale, NY
    Hillsdale, NY
    10/16/2020
    10/16/2020
    $80,000
    $80,000
    10/16/2020
    Litigation Attorney
    Litigation Attorney
    Boca Raton, FL
    Boca Raton, FL
    09/19/2020
    09/19/2020
    $90,000
    $90,000
    09/19/2020
    Litigation Attorney
    Litigation Attorney
    Washington, DC
    Washington, DC
    09/16/2020
    09/16/2020
    $80,000
    $80,000
    09/16/2020
    Attorney/Lawyer-Bankruptcy & Litigation
    Attorney/Lawyer-Bankruptcy & Litigation
    New York, NY
    New York, NY
    09/09/2020
    09/09/2020
    $100,000
    $100,000
    09/09/2020
    Commercial Litigation Attorney for Friendly, Laid Back Firm!
    Commercial Litigation Attorney for Friendly, Laid Back Firm!
    Chicago, IL
    Chicago, IL
    08/25/2020
    08/25/2020
    $120,000
    $120,000
    08/25/2020
    Civil Litigation Attorney
    Civil Litigation Attorney
    Plano, TX
    Plano, TX
    08/20/2020
    08/20/2020
    $69,393
    $69,393
    08/20/2020