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Practicing Attorney Salary

How much does a Practicing Attorney make in the United States?
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Salary Data for Practicing Attorney

$145,049 (USD)/yr

$70 (USD)/hr

$9,820 (USD)/yr

$143,051 (USD)/yr

$69 (USD)/hr

$9,820 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Advises clients as to legal rights, and represents client in criminal and civil lawsuits. Researches, gathers evidence, interviews clients and witnesses, prepares legal briefs, and develops strategy, arguments, and testimony in divorce, civil, criminal, and other cases to formulate defense or to initiate legal action. Represents client in court and before quasi-judicial or administrative agencies of government. Practices various phases of law.
The average practicing attorney salary in United States is $145,049 or an equivalent hourly rate of $70. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $9,820. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$99,899 (USD)

$180,910 (USD)


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Salary Potential

$168,152 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Practicing Attorney will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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