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$114,650

Average Base Salary

$55/hr

Average Hourly Rate

$5,733

Average Bonus
The average criminal defense lawyer salary in District of Columbia, United States is $114,650 or an hourly rate of $55. This is 14% higher (+$14,075) than the average criminal defense lawyer salary in the United States. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $5,733.
Salary by Experience

$86,894

Entry Level Salary

$138,388

Senior Level Salary
An entry level criminal defense lawyer (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of $86,894. On the other end, a senior level criminal defense lawyer (8+ years of experience) earns an average salary of $138,388.
Job Description
Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.
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