How Much Do Real Estate Lawyers Make

AVERAGE REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY SALARY

Average Real Estate Attorney Salary
$84,000 yearly

$40.44 hourly

Entry level Salary

$45,000 yearly

$45,000
10 %
$84,000
Median
$155,000
90 %
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What Is A Real Estate Attorney’s Salary?

Percentileascdesc Annual Salaryascdesc Monthly Salaryascdesc Hourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile $155,000 $12,917 $75
75th Percentile $116,000 $9,667 $56
Average $84,114 $7,010 $40
25th Percentile $60,000 $5,000 $29
10th Percentile $45,000 $3,750 $22

AVERAGE REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY SALARY BY STATE

The darker areas on the map show where real estate attorneys earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Real Estate Attorney Average Salary By State

Stateascdesc Avg. Salaryascdesc Hourly Rateascdesc Job Countascdesc
Alabama $56,760 $27.29 362
Alaska $85,978 $41.34 14
Arizona $61,841 $29.73 524
Arkansas $58,329 $28.04 132
California $76,508 $36.78 2,285
Colorado $70,307 $33.80 439
Connecticut $90,737 $43.62 459
Delaware $82,525 $39.68 136
District of Columbia $78,726 $37.85 520
Florida $51,204 $24.62 1,192
Georgia $55,758 $26.81 719
Hawaii $57,839 $27.81 19
Idaho $65,406 $31.45 32
Illinois $69,050 $33.20 964
Indiana $64,801 $31.15 273
Iowa $66,204 $31.83 408
Kansas $61,940 $29.78 88
Kentucky $70,830 $34.05 247
Louisiana $66,555 $32.00 77
Maine $75,529 $36.31 29
Maryland $79,996 $38.46 364
Massachusetts $91,800 $44.13 1,350
Michigan $73,300 $35.24 520
Minnesota $70,213 $33.76 279
Mississippi $66,921 $32.17 19
Missouri $70,249 $33.77 327
Montana $74,284 $35.71 25
Nebraska $71,813 $34.53 140
Nevada $76,169 $36.62 90
New Hampshire $91,166 $43.83 126
New Jersey $77,289 $37.16 674
New Mexico $60,770 $29.22 55
New York $91,141 $43.82 1,707
North Carolina $57,856 $27.82 500
North Dakota $80,622 $38.76 10
Ohio $79,428 $38.19 538
Oklahoma $59,046 $28.39 77
Oregon $76,014 $36.55 202
Pennsylvania $73,095 $35.14 1,071
Rhode Island $91,756 $44.11 93
South Carolina $64,548 $31.03 226
South Dakota $74,968 $36.04 4
Tennessee $57,719 $27.75 485
Texas $58,171 $27.97 1,461
Utah $72,526 $34.87 81
Vermont $88,002 $42.31 64
Virginia $63,559 $30.56 601
Washington $74,051 $35.60 319
West Virginia $75,821 $36.45 6
Wisconsin $70,817 $34.05 190
Wyoming $61,148 $29.40 25

Highest Paying Cities For Real Estate Attorney

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Cityascdesc Avg. Salaryascdesc Hourly Rateascdesc
Rochester, NY $94,745 $45.55
Framingham, MA $92,112 $44.28
San Francisco, CA $84,169 $40.47
Cleveland, OH $84,160 $40.46
Wilmington, DE $83,405 $40.10
Baltimore, MD $80,688 $38.79

HOW MUCH DOES A REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY MAKE?

The average Real Estate Attorney salary is $84,114 per year, or $40.44 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $45,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $155,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York, and Connecticut provide the highest Real Estate Attorney salaries.

AVERAGE REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY SALARY OVER TIME

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

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Real Estate Attorney Salary By Year
Yearascdesc Avg. Salaryascdesc Hourly Rateascdesc % Changeascdesc
2022 $84,100 $40.44 +2.6%
2021 $82,000 $39.40 +1.6%
2020 $80,600 $38.76 +1.8%
2019 $79,200 $38.07 +4.0%
2018 $76,000 $36.55 -0.0%

HOW MUCH DO REAL ESTATE ATTORNEYS MAKE IN DIFFERENT INDUSTRIES?

As we previously stated, Real Estate Attorney salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that Professional, Finance, and Energy companies tend to offer much higher salaries for Real Estate Attorneys. For example, Real Estate Attorneys make a whopping average salary of $99,616 while working for Professional companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $97,998 at Finance companies and $89,539 at Energy companies. But Real Estate Attorneys may want to avoid working in the Retail industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $73,056.

Highest Paying Industries For Real Estate Attorneys

Rank Industry Average Real Estate Attorney Salary Real Estate Attorney Salary Range
1 Professional
$99,616
$55k
$133k
2 Finance
$97,998
$55k
$133k
3 Energy
$89,539
$55k
$133k
4 Real Estate
$89,038
$55k
$133k
5 Retail
$73,056
$55k
$133k

High Paying Real Estate Attorney Jobs

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AVERAGE JOB SALARY BY FIELD

Real Estate Attorney Salary

A Real Estate Analyst provides financial analysis in support of the financing, acquisition, marketing, and leasing of a certain property. They also research and analyze new business opportunities.

22,164 Real Estate Attorney Jobs

Real Estate Paralegal

Avg. salary: $62,116

A Real Estate Paralegal helps real estate lawyers with a variety of tasks, such as offering advice to clients, doing research, and preparing documents. They collaborate with landlords, housing managers, or other real estate personnel.

28,548 Real Estate Paralegal Jobs

Real Estate Analyst

Avg. salary: $61,251

A Real Estate Analyst provides financial analysis in support of the financing, acquisition, marketing, and leasing of a certain property. They also research and analyze new business opportunities.

53,904 Real Estate Analyst Jobs

Job Titleascdesc Annual Salaryascdesc Monthly Salaryascdesc Hourly Rateascdesc Job Openingsascdesc
Real Estate Paralegal $62,117 $5,176 $29.86 28,548
Real Estate Analyst $61,252 $5,104 $29.45 53,904

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REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY SALARIES BY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

The salary for a Real Estate Attorney can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.
Entry LevelAvg.salary$63k

Real Estate Attorney Salary By Experience Level

Experience Levelascdesc Avg. Salaryascdesc Hourly Rateascdesc
Entry Level $63,200 $30.41
Mid Level $71,100 $34.16
Senior Level $106,000 $51.07

WHICH COMPANIES PAY REAL ESTATE ATTORNEYS THE MOST?

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you’d be better off working for companies like Sheppard Mullin Richter and Hampton and Goodwin Procter as they offer the highest salaries for Real Estate Attorneys.
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Highest Paying Companies For Real Estate Attorneys

Rank Company Zippia Score Average Real Estate Attorney Salary
1
Sheppard Mullin Richter and Hampton
4.9
$156,458
2
Goodwin Procter
4.9
$150,069
3
Seyfarth Shaw
4.7
$129,382
4
Morgan Stanley
4.9
$128,615
5
DLA Piper
4.9
$126,625
6
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson
4.9
$122,143

RECENTLY ADDED REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY SALARIES

Location
Companyascdesc Jobascdesc Locationascdesc Date Addedasc Salaryascdesc
Gravis Law, PLLC Attorney-Estates and Probate Olympia, WA 01/24/2022 $75,000
Robert Half Commercial Real Estate Attorney New York, NY 02/29/2020 $110,000
Robert Half ARE YOU A Commercial Real Estate Attorney? Miami, FL 04/09/2020 $62,610
City of Houston, Tx Transactional Real Estate Attorney Houston, TX 05/13/2021 $71,000
City of Houston, Tx Transactional Real Estate Attorney Houston, TX 05/13/2021 $71,000
Robert Half Real Estate Attorney (Relo To Sacramento) San Jose, CA 06/20/2020 $100,000
Simpson Thacher Bartlett LLP Real Estate Attorney-Private Equity New York, NY 06/29/2020 $305,000
BNSF Railways Real Estate Attorney Fort Worth, TX 07/02/2021 $109,800
Robert Half Commercial Real Estate Attorney Chicago, IL 07/09/2021 $75,000
Robert Half Real Estate Attorney Los Angeles, CA 07/09/2021 $125,000

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