City Attorney Salary in the United States

How much does a City Attorney make in the United States? The average City Attorney salary in the United States is $85,752 as of October 30, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $71,773 and $101,058. Salary ranges 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, Salary.com 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 base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of City Attorney in the United States. The base salary for City Attorney ranges from $71,773 to $101,058 with the average base salary of $85,752. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $73,392 to $112,615 with the average total cash compensation of $88,061.

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