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Lawyer salary in California

How much does a Lawyer make in California?

Average base salary

as national average
Average $108,815
Low $69,744
High $169,774
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a lawyer is $108,815 per year in California. 71 salaries reported, updated at November 20, 2023

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Top companies for Lawyers in California

  1. Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati
    10 reviews13 salaries reported
    $256,977per year
  2. $108,087per year
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Highest paying cities for Lawyers near California

  1. San Francisco, CA
    $175,511 per year
    13 salaries reported
  2. Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    $147,216 per year
    17 salaries reported
  3. San Diego, CA
    $140,429 per year
    5 salaries reported
  1. Beverly Hills, CA
    $120,172 per year
    6 salaries reported
  2. Maywood, CA
    $110,200 per year
    5 salaries reported
  3. Commerce, CA
    $109,746 per year
    5 salaries reported
  1. Los Angeles, CA
    $108,875 per year
    29 salaries reported
  2. El Segundo, CA
    $101,038 per year
    5 salaries reported
  3. Glendale, CA
    $83,698 per year
    5 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 California?


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Average $152,316 per year

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Common questions about salaries for a Lawyer

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