How Much do Lawyers Get Paid?

Lawyers usually get paid rather well for representing their clients. A quick glance at figures from payscale.com show that an attorney with over 20 years of experience can earn between $85K and $153K. Conversely, a fledgling lawyer in his or her first year of practice shows a median pay range of $45K to $69K. You don’t need to go to court to prove that attorneys normally have fairly comfortable salaries.