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Lawyer salary in United States

How much does a Lawyer make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $98,667
Low $53,448
High $182,143
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a lawyer is $98,667 per year in the United States. 340 salaries reported, updated at November 23, 2022

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Top companies for Lawyers in United States

  1. Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati
    10 reviews17 salaries reported
    $256,977per year
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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
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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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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?


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Common questions about salaries for a Lawyer

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