Staff Attorney Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$83,000
$49,000
Min 10%
$83,000
Median 50%
$140,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Akerman
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
3.4 years
How much does a staff attorney make?
Staff Attorneys in the US make on average $83,841 annually or $40.31 hourly. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $49,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $141,000. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Staff Attorneys are Non Profits companies and Finance companies. California, Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire have the highest paying Staff Attorney jobs. The typical tenure for a Staff Attorney is 3.4 years.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
Attorney
$119,052

Average Staff Attorney Salary By Location

Staff Attorneys in the US makes an average salary of $83,841 per year or $40.31 per hour. The top city when it comes to Staff Attorney salaries is San Francisco, CA at $134,344 per year. Even an entry-level Staff Attorney makes $71,000 per year in San Francisco, CA. The highest earning states when it comes to Staff Attorney salaries are California, Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Tennessee, and South Carolina are at the bottom for competitive pay.

Map of Staff Attorney Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Staff Attorney Salary By Company

Staff Attorneys can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. Non Profits companies and Finance companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Companies like Akerman or Katten Muchin Rosenman will get you the highest pay packages. In addition, companies like Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and Baker Botts report highly competitive salaries for Staff Attorneys.

Staff Attorney Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Staff Attorney Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Staff Attorney can range from $50,968 to $68,898 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary 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 Staff Attorney Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
United States Courts
Federal Judicial Staff Attorney
04/26/2020
$67,437
Senior Staff Attorney
04/24/2020
$95,200
District Court Career Staff Attorney
04/17/2020
$52,116
State of Washington
Staff Attorney-2 Positions (HE 1, In-Training To HE 3) Doh4907
04/11/2020
$68,892
District Court Staff Attorney
04/07/2020
$59,072
Staff Attorney-Criminal Justice
03/19/2020
$62,000
Committee for Public Counsel Services
Supervising Staff Attorney-PDD Brockton
03/19/2020
$74,500
United States Courts
Motions Staff Attorney
03/14/2020
$58,899
Kings County Superior Court
Staff Attorney I/II
03/10/2020
$90,000
The County of San Mateo
Court Staff Attorney I/II-Family Law (Open & Promotional)
03/07/2020
$98,488
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