Trial Attorney Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$113,000
$76,000
$113,000
$167,000
Trial Attorneys in the United States make an average salary of $113,374 per year or $54.51 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $76,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $168,000. As most things go, location can be critical. New York, California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire provide the highest Trial Attorney salaries.
Best Paying Cities
New York, NY
$132,537
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Map of Trial Attorney Salaries

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

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Average Trial Attorney Salary By Location

While a Trial Attorney can average a salary of $113,374 per year, or $54.51 per hour, there are many opportunities for Trial Attorneys to make more. For example, in San Francisco, CA you might make $147,825 per year. Other high-paying locations include New York, NY, Washington, DC and Worcester, MA. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to San Francisco, CA where the average starting salary is $81,000. The highest paying states for Trial Attorneys include New York, California and Connecticut. Meanwhile, South Dakota, Florida, and Tennessee offer the lowest salaries.

Average Trial Attorney Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a Trial Attorney, working for American International Group or United Fire Group might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Plymouth Rock Assurance and Liberty Mutual report highly competitive salaries for Trial Attorneys.

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Trial Attorney Salary History

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Trial Attorney Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Trial 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 Trial Attorney Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
State of South Dakota
State of South Dakota
Senior Trial Attorney
Senior Trial Attorney
Senior Trial Attorney
06/09/2020
06/09/2020
$65,772
$65,772
06/09/2020
Virginia State Government
Virginia State Government
Senior Trial Attorney
Senior Trial Attorney
Senior Trial Attorney
03/19/2020
03/19/2020
$71,170
$71,170
03/19/2020
Committee for Public Counsel Services
Committee for Public Counsel Services
Attorney In Charge-Cafl Worcester Trial Office
Attorney In Charge-Cafl Worcester Trial Office
Attorney In Charge-Cafl Worcester Trial Office
03/05/2020
03/05/2020
$94,750
$94,750
03/05/2020
Committee for Public Counsel Services
Committee for Public Counsel Services
Attorney In Charge-Cafl Worcester Trial Office
Attorney In Charge-Cafl Worcester Trial Office
Attorney In Charge-Cafl Worcester Trial Office
03/05/2020
03/05/2020
$94,750
$94,750
03/05/2020
Trial Attorney
Trial Attorney
02/26/2020
02/26/2020
$80,000
$80,000
02/26/2020
Department of Justice
Department of Justice
Trial Attorney-Land Acquisition
Trial Attorney-Land Acquisition
Trial Attorney-Land Acquisition
02/15/2020
02/15/2020
$142,701
$142,701
02/15/2020
Offices, Boards and Divisions
Offices, Boards and Divisions
Trial Attorney
Trial Attorney
Trial Attorney
01/30/2020
01/30/2020
$86,335
$86,335
01/30/2020
Trial Attorney
Trial Attorney
01/23/2020
01/23/2020
$120,000
$120,000
01/23/2020
The Ashlar Group
The Ashlar Group
Trial Attorney
Trial Attorney
Trial Attorney
01/21/2020
01/21/2020
$120,000
$120,000
01/21/2020
Virginia State Government
Virginia State Government
Trial Attorney
Trial Attorney
Trial Attorney
01/16/2020
01/16/2020
$71,170
$71,170
01/16/2020