Monday, May 16, 2011

Lawyer Salary


Salary is one big factor which is considered very important by every candidate and professionals as well. It may be any field, legal, engineering, medical etc. A high range of lawyer salary is one of the most important factors that has attracted many youths towards this profession. The initial salary for lawyer is about $57,000 per annum and the average salary is about $94,000. We all are familiar with the nature of a lawyer’s work. A lawyer is a legal advisor to common people who has in depth study of our legal system. There are some factors which affects the average salary of a lawyer. These factors mainly enlist experience, educational qualification, your expertise regarding a particular field, size and location of your work. There are different lawyers who get different ranges of salaries:
  • Assault lawyer: The average mean salary for an assault lawyer is about $49,000 but still like other sectors, this salary is also decided on many factors like location, educational qualification etc.
  • Divorce lawyer: A divorce lawyer mostly deals with issues related to property division, separation, and alimony, and child custody in case of divorce. The salary range for such a lawyer is around $48,000 rising up to $80,000. If we consider the average, the salary scale will go around $96,000 per annum.  
  • Nursing home lawyer: The mean salary of such a lawyer is around $97,000 per annum.
  • Insurance lawyer: The average salary of an insurance lawyer ranges around $65,000 per year.
  • Criminal lawyer: This kind of lawyer has to deal with lots of life threatening situations as they deal with all levels of criminals. Therefore the salary of a criminal lawyer depends on factors like location, work experience, how big is the law firm, and which section of law you expertise in. The average salary scale of a criminal lawyer is around $78,593, which if the lawyer practices individually, it is around $95,195 per annum.
  • Employment lawyers: $60,000 is the average salary range for an employment lawyer.
  • Corporate lawyers: As the designation suggests, these lawyers mainly look after business problems and industrial legal matters. The salary for corporate lawyer is around $65,872 to $122,121.
  • Intellectual property lawyers: Those having strong command over intellectual property laws can become a very good lawyer in this field. The mean salary range for this lawyer is around $89,000. 


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