Salary update

Due to the developing crisis, salaries are changing rapidly. Here is the average salary for Lawyers in the United States since March 2020.

Latest average base salary
$119,988
per year

Lawyer salary in United States

How much does a Lawyer make in the United States?

303 salaries reported, updated at October 22, 2021
$5,173
per month

The average salary for a lawyer is $5,173 per month in the United States.

Most common benefits

  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Parental leave
  • 401(k) matching
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Most common benefits for Lawyers

  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Parental leave
  • 401(k) matching
  • 401(k)
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Stock options
  • AD&D insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Disability 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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