Income Average: $113,211
Attorneys have been painted in an unflattering light in much of popular culture, but the fact remains that at some point, many people who don’t understand the law will need counsel. This is where the attorney comes in, and without his or her advice, businesses and individuals might find themselves in a legal bind.
An attorney earns an average salary of $113,211 a year, according to CareerCast.com. The search firm cites “lack of job stability in a poor economy, long hours, and deteriorating hiring prospects” as factors that make the job overrated.