1. Home
  2. Career Explorer
  3. Lawyer
  4. Salaries
Content has loaded

Lawyer salary in United States

How much does a Lawyer make in the United States?

Average base salary

$98,667
Average $98,667
Low $53,448
High $182,143
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
View more benefits

The average salary for a lawyer is $98,667 per year in the United States. 340 salaries reported, updated at November 23, 2022

Is this useful?

Top companies for Lawyers in United States

  1. Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati
    3.4star
    10 reviews17 salaries reported
    $256,977per year
Is this useful?

Highest paying cities for Lawyers near United States

  1. Boston, MA
    $198,984 per year
    5 salaries reported
  2. San Diego, CA
    $168,172 per year
    5 salaries reported
  3. Washington, DC
    $133,625 per year
    8 salaries reported
  1. New York, NY
    $129,577 per year
    51 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $109,065 per year
    7 salaries reported
  3. Los Angeles, CA
    $104,079 per year
    13 salaries reported
  1. Dallas, TX
    $80,432 per year
    8 salaries reported
  2. Brooklyn, NY
    $72,116 per year
    5 salaries reported
  3. Orlando, FL
    $48,608 per year
    32 salaries reported
Is this useful?

Where can a Lawyer earn more?

Compare salaries for Lawyers in different locations
vs
Explore Lawyer openings
Is this useful?

Most common benefits for Lawyers

  • 401(k)
  • Health insurance
Is this useful?

Salary satisfaction

Based on 60 ratings

50% of Lawyers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

Is this useful?

How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Counsel

21,739 job openings

Average $69.50 per hour

Is this useful?

Common questions about salaries for a Lawyer

How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a lawyer?

If you’re unsure about what salary is appropriate for a lawyer, visit Indeed's Salary Calculator to get a free, personalized pay range based on your location, industry and experience.

Was this answer helpful?

How much do similar professions to lawyer get paid?

Check the below Indeed career pages for the detailed pay ranges for the similar professions to lawyer here:

Was this answer helpful?

Career insights

Frequently searched careers

Registered Nurse

Software Engineer

Police Officer

Administrative Assistant

Truck Driver

Teacher

Substitute Teacher

Nursing Assistant

Real Estate Agent

Firefighter

Delivery Driver

Dental Hygienist