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Attorney Salary

How much does a Attorney make in the United States?
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Salary Data for Attorney

$144,512 (USD)/yr

$69 (USD)/hr

$9,538 (USD)/yr

$142,528 (USD)/yr

$69 (USD)/hr

$9,538 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Advises, consults, litigates and performs trial work, and carries out the legal processes necessary to effect the rights, privileges, and obligations of the organization. Studies Constitution, statues, decisions, and ordinances of quasi-judicial bodies. Gathers evidence and information for management decision making. Prepares and reviews various legal instruments and documents, such as contracts, leases, licenses, purchases, sales, real estate, etc. Examines legal data to determine advisability of defending or prosecuting lawsuit. Examines material, such as advertisements, publications, etc., for legal implications, advising officials of proposed legislation that might affect the organization. Applies for copyrights or registration of the organization's products, processes, devices, and trademarks, advising whether to initiate or defend law suits. Conducts pretrial preparations and defends the organization in lawsuits. Advises officials on tax matters, government regulations, and/or legal rights. Represents the company before quasi-judicial or administrative agencies of the government. Requires completion of law school with an LLB degree or JD degree and admission to the bar.
The average attorney salary in United States is $144,512 or an equivalent hourly rate of $69. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $9,538. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$99,676 (USD)

$180,241 (USD)


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Salary Potential

$167,529 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Attorney will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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