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2021 California 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.

California Lawyers Salary 2021

Salary

$162K

Growth

8%

Bright Outlook

Average

Green

No

How Much Do Lawyers Make in California 2021?

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Annual Wage $79,860 $108,820 $162,020 $208 $208
Hourly Wage $38.40 $52.32 $77.89 $100 $100

How Much Do Lawyers Make in California 2021?

Percentile
10%
25%
50% (Median)
75%
90%
Annual Wage
$79,860
$108,820
$162,020
$208
$208
Hourly Wage
$38.40
$52.32
$77.89
$100
$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 in California

Location 2020 Employment 2030 Employment Percent change Annual projected job openings
California 106,100 114,700 8% 6,150
United States 804,200 875,700 9% 46,000

Lawyers Job Outlook in California

Location
2020 Employment
2030 Employment
Percent change
Annual projected job openings
California
106,100
114,700
8%
6,150
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 in California

School Program Name Location Length / Graduates
Abraham Lincoln University Law. Glendale, CA More than 4 years: 15
Alliant International University-San Diego Law. San Diego, CA More than 4 years: 5
California Western School of Law American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence. San Diego, CA More than 4 years: 0
California Western School of Law Programs for Foreign Lawyers. San Diego, CA More than 4 years: 109
California Western School of Law Law. San Diego, CA More than 4 years: 206
Chapman University Tax Law/Taxation. Orange, CA More than 4 years: 0
Chapman University Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General. Orange, CA More than 4 years: 20
Chapman University Law. Orange, CA More than 4 years: 155
Empire College Law. Santa Rosa, CA More than 4 years: 16
Golden Gate University-San Francisco International Law and Legal Studies. San Francisco, CA More than 4 years: 2
More than 4 years: 5

Lawyers Schools in California

School
Program Name
Location
Length / Graduates
Law.
Glendale, CA
More than 4 years: 15
Law.
San Diego, CA
More than 4 years: 5
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence.
San Diego, CA
More than 4 years: 0
Programs for Foreign Lawyers.
San Diego, CA
More than 4 years: 109
Law.
San Diego, CA
More than 4 years: 206
Tax Law/Taxation.
Orange, CA
More than 4 years: 0
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General.
Orange, CA
More than 4 years: 20
Law.
Orange, CA
More than 4 years: 155
Law.
Santa Rosa, CA
More than 4 years: 16
International Law and Legal Studies.
San Francisco, CA
More than 4 years: 2
More than 4 years: 5

Lawyers Jobs in California.

Job Title Company Location Date Posted Federal Contractor
Attorney/Lawyer Robert Half Los Angeles, California 10/27/2021 Yes
Case Manager Robert Half Beverly Hills, California 10/27/2021 Yes
Claims Investigations, Advisor Southern California Edison Rosemead, California 10/27/2021 Yes
Commercial Counsel, Automotive Tesla Motors Palo Alto, California 10/26/2021 No
Counsel, Music Business & Legal Affairs NBC Universal Universal City, California 10/27/2021 Yes
Counsel/Senior Counsel Chevron Corporation San Ramon, California 10/27/2021 Yes
Data Compliance Product Counsel, Google Cloud Google Mountain View, California 10/27/2021 Yes
Director, Counsel - Employment Burlington Los Angeles, California 10/26/2021 No
Employment Counsel Tesla Motors Fremont, California 10/26/2021 No
Employment Counsel Tesla Motors Fremont, California 10/26/2021 No

Lawyers Jobs in California.

Job Title
Company
Location
Date Posted
Federal Contractor
Robert Half
Los Angeles, California
10/27/2021
Yes
Robert Half
Beverly Hills, California
10/27/2021
Yes
Southern California Edison
Rosemead, California
10/27/2021
Yes
Tesla Motors
Palo Alto, California
10/26/2021
No
NBC Universal
Universal City, California
10/27/2021
Yes
Chevron Corporation
San Ramon, California
10/27/2021
Yes
Google
Mountain View, California
10/27/2021
Yes
Burlington
Los Angeles, California
10/26/2021
No
Tesla Motors
Fremont, California
10/26/2021
No
Tesla Motors
Fremont, California
10/26/2021
No

Lawyers Salary Guide 2021

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