How much does a City Attorney make? The average City Attorney salary is $90,060 as of April 26, 2022, but the salary range typically falls between $75,370 and $106,136. 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, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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The San Mateo County Bar Association - Oakland , CA
Supervising Deputy City Attorney V - Oakland, CA The Oakland City Attorney's Office seeks a well-qualified, highly motivated attorney to serve as Supervising Deputy City Attorney (DCA V) in the ...
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The San Mateo County Bar Association - San Francisco , CA
Deputy City Attorney - Trial Team - San Francisco, CA The Office of the City Attorney Trial Team seeks a qualified and highly-motivated California-licensed attorney for a full-time position as a ...
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City of St. Joseph, MO - Saint Joseph , MO
Assistant City Attorney Salary: $64,197.17 Job Summary/Scope Performs a variety of administrative, technical, and professional work activities in conjunction with providing legal services and advice ...
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Vermont League of Cities and Towns - Vermont , IL
The City of Burlington seeks to hire a City Attorney & Corporation Counsel. This position is responsible for the principal function of the City Attorney to serve as chief counsel for the City of ...
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Management Partners Inc - Richmond , CA
The City Attorney, City Manager, City Clerk, and the Citizens Police Review Commission Investigative Officer report to the Council. All other department heads report to the City Manager. The City of ...
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The City of Watertown - Watertown , WI
Part Time Legal Assistant-City Attorney The Watertown City Attorney's Office is seeking friendly and detail minded candidates with a background in municipal law! This position will be responsible for ...
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City Attorney Salary in Major Cities

This chart shows the salary comparison for City Attorney between major cities. San Francisco City consistently ranks #1 as of April 26, 2022. Click on the chart to see the detail salary data for City Attorney in each city.
Click to see the salary for City Attorney in these major U.S. cities.
City Name Average Salary
San Francisco, CA $112,575
Washington, DC $100,255
Miami, FL $87,674
Chicago, IL $95,544
Boston, MA $101,471
New York, NY $108,342
Dallas, TX $89,475
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What is the average salary for City Attorney in 2022?
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 $75,370 to $106,136 with the average base salary of $90,060. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $77,069 to $118,262 with the average total cash compensation of $92,482.
Average Salary Average Salary Range
Base Salary $90,060 $75,370 - $106,136
Bonus $2,422 $1,699 - $12,126
Total Pay $92,482 $77,069 - $118,262
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What's the difference between Assistant City Attorney and City Attorney?
According to our latest salary estimation on April 26, 2022. The average salary of City Attorney is $90,060, and the average salary of Assistant City Attorney is $79,342. The average salary of Assistant City Attorney is lower than City Attorney. ( 2022-04-26 )
I am a City Attorney, which location’s salary is higher, San Bernardino, CA or Arlington, MA?
Arlington, MA typically sees higher pay than San Bernardino, CA for City Attorney. a City Attorney Salary in Arlington, MA is $101,471 as of April 26, 2022; a City Attorney Salary in San Bernardino, CA is $95,944 as of April 26, 2022. ( 2022-04-26 )
Why does the salary of a City Attorney vary from city to city?
The cost of living is tied to salaries. If the expenses are higher in a particular city, then the wage level will be higher as well to afford the people can opportunity to live there. This is why you're always going to make more money in New York City for example, than in a small town. ( 2022-04-26 )
What are the Pay Factors for City Attorney?
Salary ranges for a City Attorney can vary widely, depending on the city and several other pay factors, including (but not limited to) education level, certifications, additional skills, and work experience. Click here to view Eight Factors That Can Affect Your Pay ( 2022-04-26 )
How the Pay Factors Influence Your Pay?
Salaries are ultimately dictated by the position being applied to, and hiring company, but there are several important pay factors that come into play based on your individual history that could impact your value to the company.'s Personal Salary Report will analyze these factors for you to help you maximize your earning potential. ( 2022-04-26 )

Last Update: April 26, 2022