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 donâ€™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 â€ślack of job stability in a poor economy, long hours, and deteriorating hiring prospectsâ€ť as factors that make the job overrated.