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Lawyer salary in United States

How much does a Lawyer make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $96,907
Low $54,876
High $171,131
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a lawyer is $96,907 per year in the United States. 498 salaries reported, updated at November 23, 2023

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Top companies for Lawyers in United States

  1. Zinda Law Group
    19 reviews28 salaries reported
    $147,538per year
  2. $108,087per year
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Highest paying cities for Lawyers near United States

  1. Austin, TX
    $209,289 per year
    6 salaries reported
  2. New York, NY
    $132,416 per year
    107 salaries reported
  3. Miami, FL
    $116,023 per year
    5 salaries reported
  1. Los Angeles, CA
    $108,875 per year
    29 salaries reported
  2. Miami Beach, FL
    $108,087 per year
    8 salaries reported
  3. Washington, DC
    $95,389 per year
    10 salaries reported
  1. Orlando, FL
    $88,532 per year
    6 salaries reported
  2. Chicago, IL
    $78,329 per year
    10 salaries reported
  3. Tonawanda, NY
    $62,484 per year
    91 salaries reported
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Where can a Lawyer earn more?

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Most common benefits for Lawyers

  • 401(k)
  • Health insurance
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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.

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Common questions about salaries for a Lawyer

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