2019 Legal Salary Guide

As law firms and companies compete for the best lawyers and legal support staff, you need to be aware of the latest compensation and hiring trends. The 2019 Robert Half Legal Salary Guide provides starting salary ranges for nearly 50 legal positions so you can create a winning job offer or negotiate the best possible pay package.

What the job’s worth

The guide offers salary ranges in percentiles so you have the detailed data you need to determine the right offer based on a candidate’s experience, skill set and other factors. You can also use the guide to customize pay levels for dozens of cities across the U.S.

What it takes to land top talent

We identify legal specialties and practice areas where demand — and pay — is highest. We also provide insight into the most desired benefits, perks and incentives.

What’s impacting hiring and compensation

The Salary Guide includes insight into emerging hiring and compensation trends, based on the experience of Robert Half Legal staffing professionals around the country.

 

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What the job’s worth

The guide offers salary ranges in percentiles so you have the detailed data you need to determine the right offer based on a candidate’s experience, skill set and other factors. You can also use the guide to customize pay levels for dozens of cities across the U.S.

What it takes to land top talent

We identify legal specialties and practice areas where demand — and pay — is highest. We also provide insight into the most desired benefits, perks and incentives.

What’s impacting hiring and compensation

The Salary Guide includes insight into emerging hiring and compensation trends, based on the experience of Robert Half Legal staffing professionals around the country.

 

Salary Calculator

Leave out the guesswork when determining the starting pay for specific legal roles. The Salary Calculator makes it easy to quickly look up the pay range for legal positions, customized by location, skill set and other factors.

 
 
 

Salary Guide Webinar

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In-demand practice areas

Legal professionals with experience in the following high-growth practice areas are seeing competitive salaries and multiple job offers.

  • Litigation — Rising caseloads related to insurance and corporate matters are driving demand for experience in private litigation, personal injury, labor and employment, and insurance defense.
  • Business/commercial law — Larger deal volumes, mergers and acquisitions, and new product development are yielding greater job opportunities as legal departments bring more work in-house. Corporate lawyers and paralegals with transactional, compliance and contract administration experience are in demand.
  • Real estate — Attorneys and paralegals are needed to support continued growth in commercial and residential real estate and to navigate state and local laws. Lease administrators and title closers are needed to support transactions, including drafting lease, loan, purchase and sale agreements.
  • Regulatory/compliance — Companies are engaging experienced compliance administration specialists to stay current and meet government regulations. Much of the hiring is being driven by new federal and state regulations related to healthcare, lease accounting and data privacy.
  • Privacy, data security and information law — Risk assessment, data privacy and cross-border data transfer initiatives are leading to demand for legal professionals with experience in these matters. Experts in cybersecurity policy, procedures and training programs are also highly sought.
  • Intellectual property (IP) — Law firms, private companies and government entities are hiring IP attorneys and paralegals to help them obtain and enforce patents and other protections. With trademark filings on the rise, demand for IP specialists should remain strong.

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