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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

4%

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:

Assistant Attorney General, Assistant Counsel, Associate Attorney, Attorney, Attorney at Law, City Attorney, 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.
  • Represent the interests of clients in legal proceedings.
  • Interview claimants to get information related to 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.
  • Represent the interests of clients in legal proceedings.
  • Interview claimants to get information related to legal proceedings.
  • Provide legal advice to clients.
  • 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 2019 Employment 2029 Employment Percent change Annual projected job openings
United States 813,900 846,300 4% 39,900

Lawyers Job Outlook

Location
2019 Employment
2029 Employment
Percent change
Annual projected job openings
United States
813,900
846,300
4%
39,900

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: 16
Albany Law School Programs for Foreign Lawyers Albany, NY More than 4 years: 1
Albany Law School Law Albany, NY More than 4 years: 135
Albany Law School Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other Albany, NY Less than one year: 0
More than 4 years: 6
Albany Law School American/US Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence Albany, NY More than 4 years: 4
Alliant International University-San Diego Law San Diego, CA More than 4 years: 14
American University International Law and Legal Studies Washington, DC More than 4 years: 73
American University Intellectual Property Law Washington, DC More than 4 years: 6
American University Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General Washington, DC More than 4 years: 0
American University American/US Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence Washington, DC More than 4 years: 10
More than 4 years: 6

Lawyers Schools

School
Program Name
Location
Length / Graduates
Law
Glendale, CA
More than 4 years: 16
Programs for Foreign Lawyers
Albany, NY
More than 4 years: 1
Law
Albany, NY
More than 4 years: 135
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other
Albany, NY
Less than one year: 0
More than 4 years: 6
American/US Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence
Albany, NY
More than 4 years: 4
Law
San Diego, CA
More than 4 years: 14
International Law and Legal Studies
Washington, DC
More than 4 years: 73
Intellectual Property Law
Washington, DC
More than 4 years: 6
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General
Washington, DC
More than 4 years: 0
American/US Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence
Washington, DC
More than 4 years: 10
More than 4 years: 6

Lawyers Jobs .

Job Title Company Location Date Posted Federal Contractor
Acquisitions Associate - Buckhead Cortland Atlanta, Georgia 09/18/2021 No
ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY - 41000512 MyFlorida TALLAHASSEE, Florida 09/19/2021 No
ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY - 41001175 MyFlorida SAINT PETERSBURG, Florida 09/19/2021 No
Assistant Attorney General (up to Grade State of Utah - Jobs SALT LAKE CITY, Utah 09/18/2021 No
Assistant Attorney General (up to Grade State of Utah - Jobs SALT LAKE CITY, Utah 09/18/2021 No
ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL-DLA - 41000969 MyFlorida TALLAHASSEE, Florida 09/19/2021 No
Assistant County Attorney I - Criminal Scott County Shakopee, Minnesota 09/18/2021 No
Assistant Deputy General Counsel Comcast Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 09/19/2021 Yes
Assistant General Counsel Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Boston, Massachusetts 09/19/2021 No
Assistant General Counsel - Mergers & Acquisitions Davita Denver, Colorado 09/18/2021 No

Lawyers Jobs .

Job Title
Company
Location
Date Posted
Federal Contractor
Cortland
Atlanta, Georgia
09/18/2021
No
MyFlorida
TALLAHASSEE, Florida
09/19/2021
No
MyFlorida
SAINT PETERSBURG, Florida
09/19/2021
No
State of Utah - Jobs
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah
09/18/2021
No
State of Utah - Jobs
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah
09/18/2021
No
MyFlorida
TALLAHASSEE, Florida
09/19/2021
No
Scott County
Shakopee, Minnesota
09/18/2021
No
Comcast
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
09/19/2021
Yes
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Boston, Massachusetts
09/19/2021
No
Davita
Denver, Colorado
09/18/2021
No

Lawyers Salary Guide 2021

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