City Attorney Salary in the United States

How much does a City Attorney make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a City Attorney in the United States is $41 as of September 26, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $34 and $49. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

What is a City Attorney?

A City Attorney can be an elected or appointed position in city and municipal government in the United States. The City Attorney is the attorney representing the city or municipality. In some small towns, the City Attorney is usually a lawyer in private practice and handles only governmental matters. In other towns or cities, he or she also prosecutes minor crimes. A City Attorney generally handles all legal matters for the city, from traffic tickets to civil lawsuits to acting as a general counsel, giving legal advice for city departments. Areas of focus may include: Civil claims against...

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These charts show the average hourly wage (core compensation), as well as the average total hourly cash compensation for the job of City Attorney in the United States. The average hourly rate for City Attorney ranges from $34 to $49 with the average hourly pay of $41. The total hourly cash compensation, which includes base and short-term incentives, can vary anywhere from $35 to $54 with the average total hourly cash compensation of $42.

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