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Lawyers are highly-trained professionals who advise clients on legal matters and advocate for them in court. Lawyers may specialize in specific practice areas such as criminal law, family law, patent law, or real estate law. Lawyers typically make a good salary, depending on their experience, the region they live in, and the type of practice they are in.
The median pay for lawyers in the United States is $119,250 per year, or $57.45 per hour. This pay can vary significantly depending on the region, the type of practice, and the lawyer’s experience and education.
The national average salary for lawyers is $119,250 per year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The lowest 10 percent of lawyers reported earning an average salary of $77,550 per year, while the highest 10 percent reported earning an average of $187,199 per year.
In California, lawyers earn an average salary of $144,930, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The lowest 10 percent of lawyers in California reported earning an average salary of $98,690 per year, while the highest 10 percent reported earning an average of $193,190 per year.
Becoming a millionaire lawyer is not impossible, but it is unlikely. The average salary for lawyers in the United States is $119,250. To become a millionaire, a lawyer would need to make a significant amount more than that. The highest-paid lawyers are typically those who are members of large law firms and specialize in corporate law, antitrust law, tax law, or intellectual property law.