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Senior Attorney Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$147,000
$90,000
$147,000
$240,000
Did you know that the average senior attorney makes $147,761 per year? That's valued at $71.04 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $90,000 and $240,000, meaning senior attorneys have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most senior attorneys find a job with insurance and retail companies, while others work for professional, retail, and utilities companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. California, Washington and Idaho are the top states in the U.S. to pay senior attorneys the highest salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Redmond, WA
$148,865
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Map of Senior Attorney Salaries

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

Average Salary

Average Senior Attorney Salary By Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to California, Washington and Idaho, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for senior attorneys. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Alabama, Florida, and Louisiana.

City
Average Salary
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
$200,005
$200k
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
$150,318
$150k
Redmond, WA
Redmond, WA
$148,865
$149k
Boston, MA
Boston, MA
$148,400
$148k
Norwalk, CT
Norwalk, CT
$147,988
$148k
New York, NY
New York, NY
$138,002
$138k
Arlington, VA
Arlington, VA
$129,953
$130k
Castle Rock, CO
Castle Rock, CO
$124,574
$125k
Mahwah, NJ
Mahwah, NJ
$123,656
$124k
Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee, WI
$122,744
$123k

High Paying Senior Attorney Jobs

Average Senior Attorney Salary By Company

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Squire Patton Boggs and DLA Piper as they offer the highest salaries for senior attorneys.

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Senior Attorney Salary History

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    Average Senior Attorney Pay By Industry

    The salary for a senior attorney can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for senior attorneys tend to be found in professional, retail, and utilities companies. In fact, senior attorneys can make a yearly salary of $179,272 while working for professional companies.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Professional
    Professional
    $179,272
    $179k
    Retail
    Retail
    $160,641
    $161k
    Utilities
    Utilities
    $159,762
    $160k
    Finance
    Finance
    $150,863
    $151k
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $141,850
    $142k
    Government
    Government
    $127,558
    $128k
    Technology
    Technology
    $127,362
    $127k

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    $51,627
    $51,627
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    Tallahassee, FL
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    10/30/2020
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    $51,627
    $51,627
    10/30/2020
    Kind Inc.
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    Los Angeles, CA
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    10/15/2020
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    $86,000
    $86,000
    10/15/2020
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    Walnut Creek, CA
    Walnut Creek, CA
    10/07/2020
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    $150,000
    $150,000
    10/07/2020
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    Tallahassee, FL
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    09/17/2020
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    $55,000
    $55,000
    09/17/2020
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    Portland, OR
    Portland, OR
    09/17/2020
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    $75,000
    $75,000
    09/17/2020
    Kind Inc.
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    New York, NY
    New York, NY
    09/16/2020
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    $86,000
    $86,000
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    Law & Motion Senior Attorney
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    Los Angeles, CA
    Los Angeles, CA
    09/15/2020
    09/15/2020
    $104,350
    $104,350
    09/15/2020
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    Miami, FL
    Miami, FL
    09/12/2020
    09/12/2020
    $52,000
    $52,000
    09/12/2020
    Minnehaha County
    Minnehaha County
    Deputy/Senior Deputy State's Attorney
    Deputy/Senior Deputy State's Attorney
    Deputy/Senior Deputy State's Attorney
    Sioux Falls, SD
    Sioux Falls, SD
    09/12/2020
    09/12/2020
    $147,008
    $147,008
    09/12/2020