Average Project Attorney Salary
$83,000 yearly
$29.64 hourly
Updated July 28, 2021
$47,000
10 %
$83,000
Median
$146,000
90 %
Project attorneys in the United States make an average salary of $83,634 per year or $40.21 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $47,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $146,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Massachusetts, California, Washington, Nevada, and New York provide the highest project attorney salaries.

Average Project Attorney Salary By State

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

Average Salary

Project Attorney average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
Alabama
$70,545
$70,545
$33.92
$33.92
Alaska
Alaska
$80,978
$80,978
$38.93
$38.93
Arizona
Arizona
$78,453
$78,453
$37.72
$37.72
Arkansas
Arkansas
$59,204
$59,204
$28.46
$28.46
California
California
$109,136
$109,136
$52.47
$52.47
Colorado
Colorado
$82,935
$82,935
$39.87
$39.87
Connecticut
Connecticut
$94,151
$94,151
$45.26
$45.26
Delaware
Delaware
$84,194
$84,194
$40.48
$40.48
District of Columbia
District of Columbia
$104,859
$104,859
$50.41
$50.41
Florida
Florida
$65,187
$65,187
$31.34
$31.34
Georgia
Georgia
$75,947
$75,947
$36.51
$36.51
Hawaii
Hawaii
$66,845
$66,845
$32.14
$32.14
Idaho
Idaho
$75,494
$75,494
$36.30
$36.30
Illinois
Illinois
$93,595
$93,595
$45.00
$45.00
Indiana
Indiana
$66,240
$66,240
$31.85
$31.85
Iowa
Iowa
$83,510
$83,510
$40.15
$40.15
Kansas
Kansas
$59,716
$59,716
$28.71
$28.71
Kentucky
Kentucky
$66,331
$66,331
$31.89
$31.89
Louisiana
Louisiana
$69,635
$69,635
$33.48
$33.48
Maine
Maine
$62,668
$62,668
$30.13
$30.13
Maryland
Maryland
$92,956
$92,956
$44.69
$44.69
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
$114,891
$114,891
$55.24
$55.24
Michigan
Michigan
$80,810
$80,810
$38.85
$38.85
Minnesota
Minnesota
$84,921
$84,921
$40.83
$40.83
Mississippi
Mississippi
$64,811
$64,811
$31.16
$31.16
Missouri
Missouri
$76,161
$76,161
$36.62
$36.62
Montana
Montana
$56,312
$56,312
$27.07
$27.07
Nebraska
Nebraska
$67,655
$67,655
$32.53
$32.53
Nevada
Nevada
$105,097
$105,097
$50.53
$50.53
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
$83,002
$83,002
$39.90
$39.90
New Jersey
New Jersey
$99,314
$99,314
$47.75
$47.75
New Mexico
New Mexico
$91,970
$91,970
$44.22
$44.22
New York
New York
$104,125
$104,125
$50.06
$50.06
North Carolina
North Carolina
$68,433
$68,433
$32.90
$32.90
North Dakota
North Dakota
$77,390
$77,390
$37.21
$37.21
Ohio
Ohio
$72,275
$72,275
$34.75
$34.75
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
$65,802
$65,802
$31.64
$31.64
Oregon
Oregon
$95,029
$95,029
$45.69
$45.69
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
$86,882
$86,882
$41.77
$41.77
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
$82,777
$82,777
$39.80
$39.80
South Carolina
South Carolina
$55,612
$55,612
$26.74
$26.74
South Dakota
South Dakota
$67,517
$67,517
$32.46
$32.46
Tennessee
Tennessee
$93,910
$93,910
$45.15
$45.15
Texas
Texas
$87,269
$87,269
$41.96
$41.96
Utah
Utah
$71,290
$71,290
$34.27
$34.27
Vermont
Vermont
$86,804
$86,804
$41.73
$41.73
Virginia
Virginia
$92,653
$92,653
$44.54
$44.54
Washington
Washington
$105,312
$105,312
$50.63
$50.63
West Virginia
West Virginia
$72,106
$72,106
$34.67
$34.67
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
$85,836
$85,836
$41.27
$41.27
Wyoming
Wyoming
$72,104
$72,104
$34.67
$34.67

Highest Paying Cities For Project Attorney

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
New York, NY
New York, NY
$107,070
$107,070
$51.48
$51.48
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
$106,469
$106,469
$51.19
$51.19
Madison, WI
Madison, WI
$85,511
$85,511
$41.11
$41.11

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    Average JOB Salary by Field

    General Counsel

    Avg. salary: $112,651

    A general counsel, also called a chief legal officer, is the chief lawyer in the legal department of an organization. The counsel represents an enterprise for any pending legal matters. They work proactively to lessen possible problems associated with legalities and potential risks. They have to monitor practices and the people within the law firm for misconduct. They also perform dominant roles in regulation, ethics, public affairs, and legislation. It is common for them to serve as the public spokesperson of the company during the publicity of legal matters.
    39,503 General Counsel Jobs
    Housing Counselor

    Avg. salary: $90,020

    A Housing Counselor works directly with clients and organizations to support moderate and low-income clients in overcoming barriers to housing and financial stability. They represent the homeowner in interventions and/or mediation proceedings with the mortgage servicer, lender, and/or other stakeholders.
    25,644 Housing Counselor Jobs
    Legal Extern

    Avg. salary: $69,822

    Legal externs are law students who took the opportunity to do on-the-job training at a law firm. Instead of monetary compensation, they receive academic credits. Legal externs primarily engage in job shadowing. They are usually assigned mentors in the law firm, and they would shadow their mentors in their daily routines. Legal externs are exposed to the actual work done by lawyers. Legal externs are involved in cases, providing insights while building a solid case for their client, giving advice to clients, and representing clients under the supervision of the actual lawyers in the firm. They are usually not given administrative or clerical tasks since they are expected to do more tasks directly related to being a lawyer.
    9,603 Legal Extern Jobs
    Attorney At Law

    Avg. salary: $97,859

    An Attorney at Law is responsible for preparing and examining contracts involving leases, licenses, purchases, sales, etc. They advise clients concerning business transactions, claim liability, or legal rights and obligations.
    5,037 Attorney At Law Jobs
    Litigation Attorney

    Avg. salary: $141,870

    A Litigation Attorney manages all phases of the litigation process from investigation and pleading to trial, settlement, and appeal. They also question witnesses, victims, and others involved in cases.
    4,871 Litigation Attorney Jobs
    Document Review Attorney

    Avg. salary: $77,270

    A Document Review Attorney reviews various types of legal documents, such as contract and employment law, intellectual property, and commercial litigation, to identify any areas of risk or information that may need correction.
    6,824 Document Review Attorney Jobs

    Project Attorney Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a project 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.

    Which Companies Pay Project Attorneys The Most?

    If you want to get paid the most as a project attorney, being employed by a company such as Alston & Bird or Spectrum Brands would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like TransPerfect and Randstad North America also report highly competitive salaries for project attorneys.
    Company

    Recently Added Project Attorney Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Disability Rights Texas
    Disability Rights Texas
    Special Projects Attorney-Housing, Transportation & Disaster Team
    Special Projects Attorney-Housing, Transportation & Disaster Team
    Special Projects Attorney-Housing, Transportation & Disaster Team
    Houston, TX
    Houston, TX
    06/10/2021
    06/10/2021
    $68,089
    $68,089
    06/10/2021
    Licensed Attorneys Needed for Project
    Licensed Attorneys Needed for Project
    Philadelphia, PA
    Philadelphia, PA
    05/31/2021
    05/31/2021
    $54,262
    $54,262
    05/31/2021
    Licensed Attorneys Needed for Project
    Licensed Attorneys Needed for Project
    Houston, TX
    Houston, TX
    05/31/2021
    05/31/2021
    $54,262
    $54,262
    05/31/2021
    DC Licensed Attornerys Needed for English Review Project
    DC Licensed Attornerys Needed for English Review Project
    Washington, DC
    Washington, DC
    05/31/2021
    05/31/2021
    $66,784
    $66,784
    05/31/2021
    Project Attorney
    Project Attorney
    Beaverton, OR
    Beaverton, OR
    05/05/2021
    05/05/2021
    $62,610
    $62,610
    05/05/2021
    Project Attorney
    Project Attorney
    New York, NY
    New York, NY
    11/20/2020
    11/20/2020
    $65,000
    $65,000
    11/20/2020
    Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Project Attorney
    Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Project Attorney
    Madison, WI
    Madison, WI
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $50,000
    $50,000
    10/29/2020
    Law Office of Demitrius M Anthony PLLC
    Law Office of Demitrius M Anthony PLLC
    Project Finance Attorney
    Project Finance Attorney
    Project Finance Attorney
    Fort Washington, MD
    Fort Washington, MD
    10/27/2020
    10/27/2020
    $200,000
    $200,000
    10/27/2020
    Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Project Attorney
    Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Project Attorney
    Madison, WI
    Madison, WI
    08/19/2020
    08/19/2020
    $50,000
    $50,000
    08/19/2020
    Licensed Attorneys Short Review Project
    Licensed Attorneys Short Review Project
    Washington, DC
    Washington, DC
    07/20/2020
    07/20/2020
    $66,784
    $66,784
    07/20/2020

    Average Project Attorney Salary by Demographic

    Project Attorney Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $80,129
    female-income
    Female Income
    $75,970
    Median Project Attorney Income by Race
    Asian project attorneys have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american project attorneys have the lowest average salary at $74,502.
    $85,000
    $83,000
    $81,000
    $79,000
    $77,000
    $75,000
    $73,000
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Unknown
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$79,442
    Black or African American$74,502
    Asian$83,314
    Unknown$78,128
    Hispanic or Latino$74,862
    Average Project Attorney Salary by Education Level
    $81,000
    $80,000
    $79,000
    $78,000
    $77,000
    $76,000
    Master's Degree
    Doctorate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Master's Degree$80,129
    Doctorate Degree$76,525