The average annual salary for a Trial Lawyer is between $60,000.00 to $66,000.00 per year.
That's a pretty good salary but really not that great for all the work you have to do and having to go to Trial to defend your defendant.
Plus all the paperwork that has to be done.
In some places a Trial Lawyer may earn as much as $150,000.00 but most Trial Lawyers earn only $66,000.00 or less per year.
Private Trial Lawyers will make more money per year than a public defender trial lawyer would.
So if you want to be a Trial Lawyer it's best to be a private Trial Lawyer and not a public defender.