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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

How much does a Lawyer make in the United States?

Average base salary
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161 salaries reported, updated at May 22, 2020
$76,416
per year
The average salary for a lawyer is $76,416 per year in the United States.
Most common benefits
  • Health insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Parental leave
  • Paid time off
  • Loan forgiveness

Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Most common benefits for Lawyers

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Parental leave
  • Paid time off
  • Loan forgiveness
  • Dental insurance
  • Health savings account
  • 401(k) matching
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance
  • Referral program
  • Flexible schedule

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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