Entertainment lawyers tend to receive a percentage of what their clients make. There is no set salary. Essentially entertainment, or media lawyers, make about thirty to thirty three percent of what the entertainer makes per time that entertainer gets paid. For example, if their client receives a salary of one million dollars a week for performing in a show, their lawyer would get about 300,000 of that. This is why so many celebrities go bankrupt because even though they make alot of money, each time they receive a paycheck, the government takes taxes out of it, agents and managers get ten percent, and lawyers get about thirty percent. By the time the celebrity gets their cut, its less than a third of what they started out with. So, media lawyers make lot's of money if their clients make lot's of money.