Reported Salaries by City and Firm Size for Full-Time Jobs Taken by the Class of 2011

January 2013

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Reported Salaries by City for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 2-10 Lawyers
Reported Salaries by City for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 11-25 Lawyers
Reported Salaries by City for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 26-50 Lawyers
Reported Salaries by City for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 51-100 Lawyers
Reported Salaries by City for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 101-250 Lawyers
Reported Salaries by City for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 251 or More Lawyers



Reported Salaries by City for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 2-10 Lawyers
Taken by the Class of 2011

  PERCENTILE 90% of Reported
Salaries Fell in
the Range:
Mean Salary # of
Salaries
Reported
25th Median 75th
Atlanta $48,000 $55,000 $65,000 $38,000 - 100,000 $59,296 55
Baltimore 50,000 50,000 50,000 28,000 - 63,000 48,636 11
Boston 45,000 50,000 60,000 35,000 - 100,000 56,183 27
Chicago 40,000 50,000 55,000 26,000 - 75,000 49,948 138
Columbus 37,000 43,000 50,000 21,500 - 75,000 46,103 23
Dallas 50,000 60,000 68,000 40,000 - 100,000 62,746 41
Denver 42,500 50,000 65,000 35,000 - 75,000 53,729 24
Houston 45,000 55,000 71,000 40,000 - 115,000 63,554 65
Los Angeles 50,000 60,000 70,000 30,000 - 90,000 59,677 35
Miami 50,000 60,000 70,000 35,000 - 90,000 58,873 67
Minneapolis/St. Paul 40,000 45,000 60,000 35,000 - 90,000 50,403 34
New Orleans 65,000 65,556 9
New York City 50,000 55,000 70,000 32,500 - 100,000 59,775 100
Philadelphia 40,000 50,000 58,000 32,000 - 75,000 50,896 23
Phoenix 60,000 65,000 75,000 31,200 - 87,500 62,982 17
Pittsburgh 35,500 42,500 52,500 30,000 - 60,000 44,000 12
San Diego 50,000 60,000 70,000 31,200 - 100,000 60,860 33
San Francisco 53,300 70,000 80,000 36,000 - 127,500 68,862 36
Seattle 49,000 58,500 70,000 32,500 - 84,500 58,070 20
Washington, DC 53,500 64,250 80,000 38,000 - 100,000 69,204 28

Note: Figures are based on salaries reported for full-time jobs lasting at least a year. Cities with fewer than five salaries reported for this firm size are not shown in this table. Only medians and averages are shown if fewer than ten salaries were reported.
Source: NALP Employment Report and Salary Survey for the Class of 2011


Reported Salaries by City for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 11-25 Lawyers
Taken by the Class of 2011

  PERCENTILE 90% of Reported
Salaries Fell in
the Range:
Mean Salary # of
Salaries
Reported
25th Median 75th
Atlanta $70,000 $85,000 $120,000 $36,400 - 145,000 $90,840 10
Boston 45,000 58,000 70,000 25,000 - 75,000 55,441 17
Chicago 50,000 55,000 74,000 36,000 - 100,000 61,632 57
Dallas 65,000 85,000 120,000 46,500 - 190,000 95,500 20
Denver 55,000 75,000 100,000 50,000 - 120,000 76,273 11
Houston 65,000 80,000 100,000 28,000 - 160,000 84,526 38
Los Angeles 70,000 75,000 100,000 60,000 - 125,000 83,722 27
Miami 62,000 70,000 80,000 45,000 - 100,000 70,612 33
Minneapolis/St. Paul 50,000 80,000 110,000 40,000 - 120,000 75,727 11
New Orleans 67,500 87,500 99,500 33,000 - 103,000 80,531 16
New York City 60,000 67,500 80,000 45,500 - 125,000 73,022 50
Philadelphia 45,000 61,250 85,000 30,000 - 150,000 70,471 14
Phoenix 85,000 74,000 5
Pittsburgh 60,000 55,500 7
San Diego 80,000 81,071 7
San Francisco 60,000 75,000 90,000 50,000 - 100,000 74,615 26
Seattle 80,000 82,600 5
Washington, DC 62,500 78,500 100,000 40,000 - 120,000 80,607 14

Note: Figures are based on salaries reported for full-time jobs lasting at least a year. Cities with fewer than five salaries reported for this firm size are not shown in this table. Only medians and averages are shown if fewer than ten salaries were reported.
Source: NALP Employment Report and Salary Survey for the Class of 2011


Reported Salaries by City for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 26-50 Lawyers
Taken by the Class of 2011

  PERCENTILE 90% of Reported
Salaries Fell in
the Range:
Mean Salary # of
Salaries
Reported
25th Median 75th
Atlanta $70,000 $107,500 $115,000 $40,000 - 130,000 $94,400 20
Boston 50,000 75,000 90,000 40,000 - 160,000 84,167 15
Chicago 58,000 70,000 85,000 45,000 - 160,000 78,402 41
Dallas 75,000 83,000 105,000 50,000 - 167,500 91,000 20
Denver 85,000 100,000 120,000 40,000 - 120,000 97,208 12
Houston 80,000 95,000 135,000 30,000 - 170,000 94,019 18
Los Angeles 67,000 81,750 100,000 55,000 - 145,000 85,205 22
Miami 66,250 70,000 92,500 52,000 - 105,000 76,875 12
Minneapolis/St. Paul 80,000 78,500 6
New Orleans 88,250 90,000 95,750 75,000 - 100,000 91,000 12
New York City 65,000 75,000 120,000 40,000 - 145,000 88,813 61
Philadelphia 62,400 65,000 83,700 50,000 - 130,000 76,464 11
Phoenix 72,500 74,417 6
Pittsburgh 70,000 72,700 5
San Diego 56,000 80,000 85,000 41,600 - 100,000 73,575 11
Seattle 75,000 77,500 95,000 45,000 - 100,000 80,615 13
Washington, DC 92,500 107,500 130,000 57,500 - 160,000 109,125 12

Note: Figures are based on salaries reported for full-time jobs lasting at least a year. Cities with fewer than five salaries reported for this firm size are not shown in this table. Only medians and averages are shown if fewer than ten salaries were reported.
Source: NALP Employment Report and Salary Survey for the Class of 2011


Reported Salaries by City for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 51-100 Lawyers
Taken by the Class of 2011

  PERCENTILE 90% of Reported
Salaries Fell in
the Range:
Mean Salary # of
Salaries
Reported
25th Median 75th
Atlanta $85,000 $90,000 $100,000 $65,000 - 135,000 $94,143 14
Baltimore 72,000 75,167 6
Boston 86,000 145,000 160,000 80,000 - 200,000 131,455 11
Chicago 80,000 122,500 150,000 45,000 - 160,000 118,130 50
Dallas 125,000 125,750 8
Houston 75,000 100,000 110,000 55,000 - 135,000 97,517 29
Los Angeles 77,000 90,000 145,000 35,000 - 160,000 102,011 19
Miami 65,000 66,250 85,000 50,000 - 120,000 74,750 10
Minneapolis/St. Paul 76,750 107,950 120,000 55,000 - 120,000 98,700 12
New Orleans 95,000 94,333 6
New York City 65,000 85,000 135,000 55,000 - 170,000 101,000 49
Philadelphia 62,500 66,000 115,000 55,000 - 135,000 83,250 10
Pittsburgh 70,000 80,714 7
San Diego 67,600 79,000 95,000 65,000 - 160,000 86,680 15
San Francisco 80,000 105,000 160,000 64,000 - 160,000 118,000 13
Seattle 110,000 109,000 5
Washington, DC 125,000 145,000 160,000 95,000 - 160,000 136,532 31

Note: Figures are based on salaries reported for full-time jobs lasting at least a year. Cities with fewer than five salaries reported for this firm size are not shown in this table. Only medians and averages are shown if fewer than ten salaries were reported.
Source: NALP Employment Report and Salary Survey for the Class of 2011


Reported Salaries by City for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 101-250 Lawyers
Taken by the Class of 2011

  PERCENTILE 90% of Reported
Salaries Fell in
the Range:
Mean Salary # of
Salaries
Reported
25th Median 75th
Atlanta $104,500 $115,000 $125,000 $75,000 - 160,000 $113,688 16
Boston 145,000 160,000 160,000 100,000 - 160,000 149,865 37
Chicago 98,000 145,000 160,000 70,000 - 160,000 128,780 59
Columbus 100,000 91,286 7
Dallas 130,000 135,000 160,000 110,000 - 165,000 140,000 13
Denver 110,000 112,500 115,000 110,000 - 115,000 112,500 10
Houston 110,000 125,000 160,000 85,000 - 160,000 127,682 11
Los Angeles 140,000 160,000 160,000 70,000 - 160,000 140,868 38
Miami 71,250 80,000 115,000 60,000 - 135,000 90,500 16
Minneapolis/St. Paul 100,000 110,000 110,000 90,000 - 125,000 108,313 16
New York City 140,000 160,000 160,000 100,000 - 165,000 147,275 89
Philadelphia 110,000 115,000 115,000 62,500 - 127,500 107,925 20
Phoenix 115,000 115,000 8
Pittsburgh 100,000 94,375 8
San Diego 102,500 109,000 6
San Francisco 140,000 152,500 160,000 35,000 - 160,000 137,500 14
Seattle 117,500 118,125 8
Washington, DC 132,500 152,500 160,000 65,000 - 160,000 141,617 36

Note: Figures are based on salaries reported for full-time jobs lasting at least a year. Cities with fewer than five salaries reported for this firm size are not shown in this table. Only medians and averages are shown if fewer than ten salaries were reported.
Source: NALP Employment Report and Salary Survey for the Class of 2011


Reported Salaries by City for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 251 or More Lawyers
Taken by the Class of 2011

  PERCENTILE 90% of Reported
Salaries Fell in
the Range:
Mean Salary # of
Salaries
Reported
25th Median 75th
Atlanta $85,000 $135,000 $135,000 $50,000 - 150,000 115,441 68
Baltimore 135,000 145,000 145,000 47,500 - 160,000 134,115 13
Boston 160,000 160,000 160,000 100,000 - 160,000 152,840 127
Chicago 160,000 160,000 160,000 105,000 - 160,000 152,464 183
Columbus 75,000 80,000 120,000 75,000 - 145,000 93,913 23
Dallas 160,000 160,000 160,000 135,000 - 160,000 157,227 75
Denver 110,000 136,000 160,000 100,000 - 160,000 133,417 24
Houston 160,000 160,000 160,000 120,000 - 162,000 155,399 109
Los Angeles 160,000 160,000 160,000 100,000 - 160,000 152,320 222
Miami 125,000 135,000 145,000 80,000 - 160,000 133,088 34
Minneapolis/St. Paul 110,000 110,000 110,000 90,000 - 160,000 114,265 34
New Orleans 95,000 98,000 100,000 90,000 - 132,000 99,231 13
New York City 160,000 160,000 160,000 145,000 - 160,000 157,983 1,155
Philadelphia 125,000 130,000 145,000 95,000 - 145,000 130,451 71
Phoenix 115,000 115,000 125,000 82,000 - 125,000 115,333 15
Pittsburgh 110,000 127,500 140,000 52,000 - 160,000 121,500 24
San Diego 160,000 160,000 160,000 110,000 - 170,000 154,688 32
San Francisco 155,000 160,000 160,000 104,000 - 160,000 152,283 126
Seattle 120,000 125,000 144,500 120,000 - 160,000 132,469 32
Washington, DC 160,000 160,000 160,000 140,000 - 160,000 156,790 423

Note: Figures are based on salaries reported for full-time jobs lasting at least a year. Cities with fewer than five salaries reported for this firm size are not shown in this table. Only medians and averages are shown if fewer than ten salaries were reported.
Source: NALP Employment Report and Salary Survey for the Class of 2011

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