Criminal Defense Lawyer Salary in the United States

How much does a Criminal Defense Lawyer make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Criminal Defense Lawyer in the United States is $42 as of September 26, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $36 and $47. 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, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

What is a Criminal Defense Lawyer?

A Criminal Defense Lawyer is a lawyer (mostly barristers) specializing in the defense of individuals and companies charged with criminal activity. Some criminal defense lawyers are privately retained, while others are employed by the various jurisdictions with criminal courts for appointment to represent indigent persons; the latter are generally called public defenders. The terminology is imprecise because each jurisdiction may have different practices with various levels of input from state and federal law or consent decrees. Some jurisdictions use a rotating system of appointments, with ju...

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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 Criminal Defense Lawyer in the United States. The average hourly rate for Criminal Defense Lawyer ranges from $36 to $47 with the average hourly pay of $42. The total hourly cash compensation, which includes base and short-term incentives, can vary anywhere from $37 to $50 with the average total hourly cash compensation of $43.

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Job Openings for Criminal Defense Lawyer
Minnesota Attorney General''s Office - Saint Paul , MN
The Office of the Minnesota Attorney General is seeking an attorney with at least 10?years of criminal trial experience either as a prosecutor or criminal defense attorney. This is an exciting ...
Jobble, Inc. - 6 days ago
The firm's practice areas include tax law, tax controversy, white-collar criminal defense, and complex litigation. Attorneys with a demonstrated interest in the position should send a cover letter ...
LinkedIn - 2 days ago
Freeman Law, PLLC -
The firm's practice areas include tax law, tax controversy, white-collar criminal defense, and complex litigation. Attorneys with a demonstrated interest in the position should send a cover letter ...
LinkedIn - 2 days ago
Banks & Brower, LLC - Indianapolis , IN
One position will be for a Federal Court criminal defense attorney. Applicants must have federal court experience. Our second attorney position is for our criminal law group for state court cases
ZipRecruiter - 6 days ago
Consumer Law Group, LLC - Chicago , IL
CONSUMER LAW GROUP, LLC ('CLG') is currently seeking Coverage Attorneys to assist in its high volume Criminal Defense and Family Law practice areas in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will ...
ZipRecruiter - 6 days ago
The Matera Law Firm - Melville , NY
Litigation Attorney Position Expanding Melville personal injury/criminal defense firm is looking for a full-time attorney with at least 3 years of personal injury trial experience. Ideal position for ...
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