How much does an Attorney make in California?

893 salaries reported, updated at April 12, 2021
per year

The average salary for a attorney is $105,261 per year in California.

10% higher
than national average

Most common benefits

  • Health insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Work from home
  • Dental insurance
  • Professional development assistance
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Salaries by years of experience in California

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Where can an Attorney earn more?

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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

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Most common benefits for Attorneys

  • Health insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Work from home
  • Dental insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Disability insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Flexible spending account
  • Parental leave
  • Life insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 216 ratings

52% of Attorneys in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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How much do similar professions to attorney get paid?

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How can licensed attorneys increase their salary?

Licensed attorneys can increase their salary by working long billable hours and eventually becoming a partner or shareholder with their firm. They can also go back to school to obtain a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree which will open up further work opportunities.

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