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2021 Lawyers Salary Guide

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.

Lawyers Salary 2021

Salary

$126.9K

Growth

9%

Bright Outlook

Average

Green

No

How Much Do Lawyers Make 2021?

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Annual Wage $61,490 $84,450 $126,930 $189,520 $208
Hourly Wage $29.56 $40.60 $61.03 $91.11 $100

How Much Do Lawyers Make 2021?

Percentile
10%
25%
50% (Median)
75%
90%
Annual Wage
$61,490
$84,450
$126,930
$189,520
$208
Hourly Wage
$29.56
$40.60
$61.03
$91.11
$100

What Do Lawyers Do?

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.

Also known as:

Attorney, Attorney General, Attorney at Law, City Attorney, Counsel, Deputy Attorney General, General Counsel, Lawyer

  • Identify implications for cases from legal precedents or other legal information.
  • Provide legal advice to clients.
  • Meet with individuals involved in legal processes to provide information and clarify issues.
  • Interview claimants to get information related to legal proceedings.
  • Represent the interests of clients in legal proceedings.
  • Provide legal advice to clients.
  • Represent the interests of clients in legal proceedings.
  • Represent the interests of clients in legal proceedings.
  • Represent the interests of clients in legal proceedings.
  • Represent the interests of clients in legal proceedings.
  • Research relevant legal materials to aid decision making.
  • Identify implications for cases from legal precedents or other legal information.
  • Arbitrate disputes between parties to resolve legal conflicts.
  • Prepare legal documents.
  • Supervise activities of other legal personnel.
  • Identify implications for cases from legal precedents or other legal information.
  • Research relevant legal materials to aid decision making.
  • Identify implications for cases from legal precedents or other legal information.
  • Provide legal advice to clients.
  • Represent the interests of clients in legal proceedings.
  • Interview claimants to get information related to legal proceedings.
  • Prepare legal documents.
  • Prepare documentation of legal proceedings.
  • Evaluate information related to legal matters in public or personal records.
  • Represent the interests of clients in legal proceedings.
  • Draft legislation or regulations.

Lawyers Job Outlook

Location 2020 Employment 2030 Employment Percent change Annual projected job openings
United States 804,200 875,700 9% 46,000

Lawyers Job Outlook

Location
2020 Employment
2030 Employment
Percent change
Annual projected job openings
United States
804,200
875,700
9%
46,000

Lawyers Schooling & Experience

  • Doctoral or professional degree
  • No work experience
  • No on-the-job training

Lawyers Schools

School Program Name Location Length / Graduates
Abraham Lincoln University Law. Glendale, CA More than 4 years: 15
Albany Law School Programs for Foreign Lawyers. Albany, NY More than 4 years: 2
Albany Law School Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other. Albany, NY Less than one year: 3
More than 4 years: 7
Albany Law School American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence. Albany, NY More than 4 years: 11
Albany Law School Law. Albany, NY More than 4 years: 141
Alliant International University-San Diego Law. San Diego, CA More than 4 years: 5
American University International Law and Legal Studies. Washington, DC More than 4 years: 51
American University American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence. Washington, DC More than 4 years: 6
More than 4 years: 8
American University Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General. Washington, DC More than 4 years: 12
American University Law. Washington, DC More than 4 years: 382

Lawyers Schools

School
Program Name
Location
Length / Graduates
Law.
Glendale, CA
More than 4 years: 15
Programs for Foreign Lawyers.
Albany, NY
More than 4 years: 2
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other.
Albany, NY
Less than one year: 3
More than 4 years: 7
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence.
Albany, NY
More than 4 years: 11
Law.
Albany, NY
More than 4 years: 141
Law.
San Diego, CA
More than 4 years: 5
International Law and Legal Studies.
Washington, DC
More than 4 years: 51
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence.
Washington, DC
More than 4 years: 6
More than 4 years: 8
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General.
Washington, DC
More than 4 years: 12
Law.
Washington, DC
More than 4 years: 382

Lawyers Jobs .

Job Title Company Location Date Posted Federal Contractor
1157 - IP Litigation Associate Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP Boulder, Colorado 10/27/2021 No
1170 - IP - Patent Associate Or Senior Counsel Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP Boulder, Colorado 10/27/2021 No
1273 - Mid-to-Senior Level Corporate Associate Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP Boulder, Colorado 10/27/2021 No
1304 - Venture Capital Mid To Senior Level Associate Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP Boulder, Colorado 10/27/2021 No
1305 - Privacy & Cybersecurity Attorney Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP Boulder, Colorado 10/27/2021 No
1316 - Trade Secret Litigation Associate Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP Boulder, Colorado 10/27/2021 No
1320 - Junior-Level Litigation Associate Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP Boulder, Colorado 10/27/2021 No
2862 - Alt. Track Litigation Associate - Insured Defense Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP New York, New York 10/26/2021 No
Account Executive SS&C Technologies 10/27/2021 Yes
Account Executive (UK&I) SS&C Technologies 10/27/2021 Yes

Lawyers Jobs .

Location

New York, NY Atlanta, GA Virtual, USA Fremont, CA Chicago, IL Boulder, CO 上海市, USA Denver, CO Dallas, TX Washington, DC Los Angeles, CA Houston, TX Austin, TX San Francisco, CA Palo Alto, CA Milwaukee, WI Cambridge, MA Virginia, USA Towson, MD Tampa, FL Southfield, MI Phoenix, AZ Philadelphia, PA Omaha, NE Oakland, CA Mountain View, CA Miami, FL Louisville, KY Fulton, GA Englewood, CO Detroit, MI Bartow, FL Baltimore, MD Woburn, MA Wilmington, DE West Palm Beach, FL Wakefield, MA Ventura, CA Urbandale, IA Universal City, CA Troy, MI Trenton, NJ Syracuse, NY Swedesboro, NJ Stone Mountain, GA Springfield, MO Shibuya City, USA Sebring, FL Seattle, WA Santa Clara, CA San Ramon, CA San Jose, CA San Antonio, TX Sacramento, CA Rosemead, CA Richmond, VA Redwood City, CA Raleigh, NC Purchase, NY Princeton, NJ Plano, TX Plainsboro, NJ Park Ridge, IL Palm Bay, FL Northville, MI Northampton, MA North Little Rock, AR Normal, IL Newark, NJ Newark, DE Muskegon, MI Mount Laurel, NJ Montgomery, AL Minneapolis, MN Middleton, WI Menomonee Falls, WI Marshfield, WI Malvern, PA Livonia, MI Lehi, UT Lakeland, FL Lakeland Or Tampa, FL Lake Forest, CA Iselin, NJ Indianapolis, IN Helena, MT Hartford, CT Hamilton, MT Grünheide, USA Ft. Lauderdale, FL Franklin, TN Fort Lauderdale, FL Forest Hills, NY Falls Church, VA Durham, NC Dayton, OH Coral Springs, FL Columbia, SC Cincinnati, OH Charlotte, NC Brookfield, WI Brickell, FL Beverly Hills, CA Berkeley, CA Bedford, NH Beaverton, OR Arlington, TX Appleton, WI Ann Arbor, MI Amherst, NY Alpharetta, GA Albany, NY Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
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Company

Robert Half Tesla Motors Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP MyFlorida Georgia Employer Fiserv Aston Carter CBRE Kemper Insurance McGuireWoods LLP ATTORNEY GENERAL OF TEXAS Bank of America Berry Appleman & Leiden Chevron Corporation CommonSpirit Health DLA Piper Dow Jones ERIKS North America Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys and the Office of the U.S. Attorneys Google Microsoft Corporation NBC Universal SS&C Technologies Securities and Exchange Commission Serco State of Georgia State of Montana THE BOLDT COMPANY Victory Packaging American Institutes for Research American Tower Arkansas Government Job BASF Ballard Spahr LLP Berkley Biogen Boston Area Rape Crisis Center Brookfield Properties Burlington City of Detroit Colorado State Combined Insurance Consumers Energy Crawford & Company Davita Defense Intelligence Agency Endo International Environmental Defense Fund FOLEY & LARDNER- MILWAUKEE Federal Reserve System Federal Trade Commission Gilead Sciences, Inc. GlaxoSmithKline Goldman Sachs & Co. Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company Henry Ford Health System IQ-EQ Illinois State University Imagine Communications Indy Gov Ivoclar Vivadent Inc. JOHNSON CONTROLS INC KIND Inc. Kelley Kronenberg Kforce Kohl's Labcorp LinkedIn MD Anderson Cancer Center Marathon Asset Management LP Masco Corporation MasterCard Mayer Brown LLP McKinsey & Company Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP Missouri State University Mondelez Global LLC Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP Morgan Stanley NYS Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough Nike Northern Natural Gas Northrop Grumman Novo Nordisk OFFICE OF INJURED EMPLOYEE COUNSEL Office of General Counsel Offices, Boards and Divisions PPD Palo Alto Networks Pattern Perkins Coie LLP Peter C Wachowski PC Principal Procter & Gamble RELX Inc. Randstad US SafeHaven of Tarrant County Sanofi Group Southern California Edison StackPath State of Massachusetts TEKsystems Tenneco Automotive Operating Co. The Walt Disney Company U.S. Army Corps of Engineers U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command UW HOSPITAL & CLINICS United Communications UnityPoint Health Ventura County Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Wacker Chemical Corporation marshfield
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Job Title
Company
Location
Date Posted
Federal Contractor
Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP
Boulder, Colorado
10/27/2021
No
Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP
Boulder, Colorado
10/27/2021
No
Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP
Boulder, Colorado
10/27/2021
No
Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP
Boulder, Colorado
10/27/2021
No
Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP
Boulder, Colorado
10/27/2021
No
Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP
Boulder, Colorado
10/27/2021
No
Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP
Boulder, Colorado
10/27/2021
No
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
New York, New York
10/26/2021
No
SS&C Technologies
10/27/2021
Yes
SS&C Technologies
10/27/2021
Yes

Lawyers Salary Guide 2021

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