Senior Attorney Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$147,000
$90,000
Min 10%
$147,000
Median 50%
$240,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Squire Patton Boggs
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
5.0 years
How much does a senior attorney make?
The national average salary for a Senior Attorney in the United States is $147,761 per year or $71.04 per hour. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 150,000. The top 10 percent earn over $240,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $90,000 annually. The most abundant employment opportunities for Senior Attorneys are in Insurance companies and Retail companies. States with the highest Senior Attorney salaries include California, Washington, Idaho, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. The typical tenure for a Senior Attorney is 5.0 years.
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$119,052

Average Senior Attorney Salary By Location

Senior Attorneys in the US makes an average salary of $147,761 per year or $71.04 per hour. Working in San Francisco, CA as a Senior Attorney will pay you the highest wages at around $200,005 per year. Even as an entry-level Senior Attorney, you will make $106,000 per year in San Francisco, CA. California, Washington, Idaho, Massachusetts, and Connecticut are the states with the highest payscale for Senior Attorneys. On the other hand, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Tennessee, and South Carolina report the lowest wages for Senior Attorneys.

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 Company

Senior Attorneys can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Senior Attorneys are Insurance companies and Retail companies. The two companies that report the highest salaries for Senior Attorneys are Squire Patton Boggs and DLA Piper. Companies like Clifford Chance and State of Indiana also pay high salaries to their Senior Attorneys.

Average Senior Attorney Pay By Industry

Wages for Senior Attorneys can differ based on the industry they work in. Our analysis shows that Professional companies, Utilities companies, and Technology companies pay higher-than-average wages for Senior Attorneys. Professional companies pay their Senior Attorneys the highest wages, averaging $177,866 per year. Utilities companies and Technology companies pay well too, at $158,926 and $157,114, respectively. The average salary for Senior Attorneys in the Government industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $129,068.
Industry
Average Salary
Professional
Professional
$177,866
$178k
Utilities
Utilities
$158,926
$159k
Technology
Technology
$157,114
$157k
Retail
Retail
$142,488
$142k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$134,283
$134k
Finance
Finance
$133,695
$134k
Government
Government
$129,068
$129k

Senior Attorney Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Recently Added Senior Attorney Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
United States Courts
Senior Attorney-Training
04/26/2020
$121,316
Partner/Senior Attorney (TAX, T&E)
04/20/2020
$150,000
Senior Attorney
04/15/2020
$52,000
New York State Civil Service
Senior Attorney
03/27/2020
$81,446
Senior Attorney
03/27/2020
$52,000
State of Indiana
Senior Attorney
03/17/2020
$55,900
Senior Attorney
03/06/2020
$65,000
Kind Inc.
Senior Attorney
03/03/2020
$86,880
New York State Civil Service
Senior Attorney
02/21/2020
$81,446
Senior Attorney
01/24/2020
$52,000
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