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2021 Washington 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.

Washington Lawyers Salary 2021

Salary

$114.3K

Growth

12%

Bright Outlook

Average

Green

No

How Much Do Lawyers Make in Washington 2021?

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Annual Wage $62,600 $79,200 $114,330 $163,150 $208
Hourly Wage $30.10 $38.08 $54.97 $78.44 $100

How Much Do Lawyers Make in Washington 2021?

Percentile
10%
25%
50% (Median)
75%
90%
Annual Wage
$62,600
$79,200
$114,330
$163,150
$208
Hourly Wage
$30.10
$38.08
$54.97
$78.44
$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 Washington

Location 2020 Employment 2030 Employment Percent change Annual projected job openings
Washington 17,400 19,490 12% 1,310
United States 804,200 875,700 9% 46,000

Lawyers Job Outlook in Washington

Location
2020 Employment
2030 Employment
Percent change
Annual projected job openings
Washington
17,400
19,490
12%
1,310
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 Washington

School Program Name Location Length / Graduates
Gonzaga University Law. Spokane, WA More than 4 years: 102
Seattle University Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General. Seattle, WA More than 4 years: 12
Seattle University Law. Seattle, WA More than 4 years: 185
University of Washington-Seattle Campus Law. Seattle, WA More than 4 years: 160
More than 4 years: 3
University of Washington-Seattle Campus Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other. Seattle, WA More than 4 years: 31
University of Washington-Seattle Campus Comparative Law. Seattle, WA More than 4 years: 0
University of Washington-Seattle Campus International Law and Legal Studies. Seattle, WA More than 4 years: 0
University of Washington-Seattle Campus American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence. Seattle, WA More than 4 years: 17
University of Washington-Seattle Campus Health Law. Seattle, WA More than 4 years: 2
University of Washington-Seattle Campus International Business, Trade, and Tax Law. Seattle, WA More than 4 years: 6

Lawyers Schools in Washington

School
Program Name
Location
Length / Graduates
Law.
Spokane, WA
More than 4 years: 102
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General.
Seattle, WA
More than 4 years: 12
Law.
Seattle, WA
More than 4 years: 185
Law.
Seattle, WA
More than 4 years: 160
More than 4 years: 3
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other.
Seattle, WA
More than 4 years: 31
Comparative Law.
Seattle, WA
More than 4 years: 0
International Law and Legal Studies.
Seattle, WA
More than 4 years: 0
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence.
Seattle, WA
More than 4 years: 17
Health Law.
Seattle, WA
More than 4 years: 2
International Business, Trade, and Tax Law.
Seattle, WA
More than 4 years: 6

Lawyers Jobs in Washington.

Job Title Company Location Date Posted Federal Contractor
ASSOCIATE GENERAL COUNSEL Defense Intelligence Agency Washington, District Of Columbia 10/27/2021 No
Attorney Advisor Offices, Boards and Divisions Washington, District Of Columbia 10/27/2021 No
Director & Senior Counsel - Ethics & Compliance Environmental Defense Fund Washington, District Of Columbia 10/27/2021 No
General Attorney - Adjudication Securities and Exchange Commission Washington, District Of Columbia 10/27/2021 No
Manager, Business Development - Litigation McGuireWoods LLP Washington, District Of Columbia 10/27/2021 No
Technology Transfer Specialist Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Seattle, Washington 10/27/2021 No

Lawyers Jobs in Washington.

Job Title
Company
Location
Date Posted
Federal Contractor
Defense Intelligence Agency
Washington, District Of Columbia
10/27/2021
No
Offices, Boards and Divisions
Washington, District Of Columbia
10/27/2021
No
Environmental Defense Fund
Washington, District Of Columbia
10/27/2021
No
Securities and Exchange Commission
Washington, District Of Columbia
10/27/2021
No
McGuireWoods LLP
Washington, District Of Columbia
10/27/2021
No
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Seattle, Washington
10/27/2021
No

Lawyers Salary Guide 2021

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