Lawyer Salary in the US

$88,320
per year
per month
$7,360
per month
per year
Bonus
$6,400/year
Commission
$15,600/year
Bonus
$530/month
Commission
$1,300/month

Lawyer - Average Salary

The average salary for a Lawyer is $88,320 per year ($7,360 per month), which is $34,830 (+65%) higher than the average salary in the US.
A Lawyer can expect an average starting salary of $53,230. The highest salaries can exceed $175,430.
$53,230
Low
$88,320
Average salary
$175,430
High
$4,440
Low
$7,360
Average salary
$14,620
High
Total pay includes salary, bonus and commission.
$500
$128,900
$258,230
Salary$53,230 - 175,430
Bonus$500 - 30,500
Commission$4,200 - 52,300
Total Pay$57,930 - 258,230
$40
$10,740
$21,520
Salary$4,440 - 14,620
Bonus$40 - 2,540
Commission$350 - 4,360
Total Pay$4,830 - 21,520

Lawyer Salary Range

Low
$53,230
Average salary
$88,320
Experienced
$119,370
High
$175,430
Low
$4,440
Average salary
$7,360
Experienced
$9,950
High
$14,620
Among Lawyers in the US, Medical Lawyers, Defense Attorneys and Corporate Lawyers tend to have the lowest salaries, while Human Rights Lawyers, Civil Rights Lawyers and Immigration Lawyers enjoy the highest salaries.

Lawyer - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Corporate Lawyer$109K/year
+23% 
Defense Attorney$102K/year
+15% 
Medical Lawyer$101K/year
+14% 
Criminal Lawyer$99K/year
+12% 
Compliance Attorney$99K/year
+12% 
Divorce Lawyer$98K/year
+11% 
Healthcare Attorney$98K/year
+11% 
Prosecuting Attorney$96K/year
+9% 
Real Estate Lawyer$95K/year
+8% 
International Lawyer$95K/year
+7% 
Tax Lawyer$95K/year
+7% 
Family Lawyer$95K/year
+7% 
Environmental Lawyer$87K/year
 -2%
Immigration Lawyer$85K/year
 -4%
Civil Rights Lawyer$83K/year
 -6%
Human Rights Lawyer$74K/year
 -16%

Lawyer - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Lawyer with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $62,680 per year. A mid career Lawyer with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $74,200, while an experienced Lawyer with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $113,450. Lawyers with more than 20 years of experience earn $129,400 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Lawyer

Late Career▲ +47%
Experienced▲ +28%
Average Salary$88,320/year
Mid Career▼ -16%
Entry Level▼ -29%

Gender Breakdown

Female
48%
Male
52%

Lawyer - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Lawyer jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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