Median base pay: $93,920
Year-over-year pay growth: -1.9%
Job description: Attorneys advise and represent individuals, businesses and government agencies on legal issues. An attorney, also called a lawyer, represents and advises his or her clients in both criminal and civil cases. An attorney may be a general practitioner or may specialize in one of a variety of areas including criminal, real estate, matrimonial, probate and environmental law. Attorneys are often assisted by paralegals.