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$149,903

Average Base Salary

$72/hr

Average Hourly Rate

$9,474

Average Bonus
The average defense attorney salary in District of Columbia, United States is $149,903 or an hourly rate of $72. This is 14% higher (+$18,403) than the average defense attorney salary in the United States. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $9,474.
Salary by Experience

$118,309

Entry Level Salary

$195,428

Senior Level Salary
An entry level defense attorney (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of $118,309. On the other end, a senior level defense attorney (8+ years of experience) earns an average salary of $195,428.
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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