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How much does a lawyer get paid each year?

Answer

Wiki User
01/16/2011

It depends on the type of lawyer, who they work for, and where they are located. Government lawyers can make as little as 40,000 a year. Private practice attorneys can do really well if they have a good reputation, and a good practice.

In the long run, money is not a good reason to decide to be a lawyer. Most of us do not make the money necessary to justify the cost of the education.