How Much Do Family Lawyers Make?


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The median income for family lawyers was $110,000 a year in 2010. The median starting income for a family lawyer in May 2011 was $48,353 to $77,968.

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The income of a lawyer is also lowered by expenses unique to the profession. For example, a family lawyer must pay licensing expenses and is required to pay for further education to keep up with changes in laws. The family lawyer often also works extended hours for the pay, extensively lowering the hourly rate. Partners in a law firm generally making more than lawyers who work for themselves, and pay also varies by location.

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