Reported Salaries by City - Class of 2010

Reported Salaries by City for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 2-10 Lawyers
Taken by the Class of 2010

  PERCENTILE 90% of All Salaries Fell in the Range: Mean # of Salaries Reported
25th Median 75th
Atlanta $48,000 $51,000 $65,000 $42,250 - $100,000 $58,214 35
Austin 47,000 50,000 90,000 36,000 - 150,000 69,676 17
Baltimore 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 - 80,000 53,400 10
Boston 42,000 50,000 65,000 30,000 - 85,000 53,557 23
Chicago 40,000 50,000 60,000 28,080 - 80,000 51,139 78
Cleveland 47,500 56,122 9
Columbus 40,000 47,500 65,000 22,000 - 72,000 50,393 14
Dallas 49,000 60,000 72,500 35,000 - 110,000 64,603 32
Denver 40,000 50,000 70,000 25,000 - 96,000 56,776 17
Houston 55,000 64,500 75,000 30,000 - 125,000 67,833 54
Los Angeles 55,000 65,000 80,000 38,400 - 100,000 69,165 51
Miami 47,000 50,000 65,000 36,000 - 95,000 56,077 39
Minneapolis/St. Paul 41,000 55,000 64,500 34,000 - 91,500 55,725 20
New Orleans 36,000 65,000 86,500 23,920 - 90,000 62,871 19
New York City 50,000 57,000 65,000 40,000 - 85,000 58,239 97
Philadelphia 50,000 55,000 75,000 35,000 - 100,000 62,267 15
San Diego 43,500 60,000 71,000 31,200 - 110,000 60,396 36
San Francisco 55,000 62,200 85,000 50,000 - 125,000 71,181 16
Seattle 48,000 62,500 80,000 24,000 - 100,000 62,576 18
Washington, DC 50,000 56,000 70,000 40,000 - 95,000 59,999 31

Note: Only medians and averages are shown if fewer than ten salaries were reported


Reported Salaries by City for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 11-25 Lawyers
Taken by the Class of 2010

  PERCENTILE 90% of All Salaries Fell in the Range: Mean # of Salaries Reported
25th Median 75th
Atlanta $50,000 $70,000 $90,000 $40,000 - $95,000 $70,555 11
Austin 80,000 84,000 9
Boston 41,600 50,000 65,000 30,000 - 160,000 69,508 13
Chicago 50,000 55,000 70,000 40,000 - 160,000 65,385 27
Cleveland 70,000 71,000 5
Dallas 70,000 100,000 110,000 55,000 - 145,000 93,000 16
Denver 80,000 82,214 7
Houston 70,000 90,000 128,800 50,000 - 150,000 95,534 32
Los Angeles 60,000 70,000 90,000 45,000 - 135,000 77,444 27
Miami 57,000 70,000 90,000 40,000 - 110,000 73,560 25
Minneapolis/St. Paul 55,000 65,000 75,000 36,000 - 140,000 70,962 13
New Orleans 70,000 82,000 95,000 65,000 - 97,000 81,500 21
New York City 60,000 65,000 81,500 45,000 - 130,000 73,417 36
Philadelphia 30,000 62,500 75,000 30,000 - 125,000 58,672 16
San Diego 72,000 72,622 9
San Francisco 60,000 90,000 115,000 37,000 - 145,000 87,227 15
Washington, DC 58,500 82,500 100,000 30,000 - 110,000 79,750 12

Note: Cities with fewer than five salaries reported for this firm size re not shown in this table. Only medians and averages are shown if fewer than ten salaries were reported.


Reported Salaries by City for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 26-50 Lawyers
Taken by the Class of 2010

  PERCENTILE 90% of All Salaries Fell in the Range: Mean # of Salaries Reported
25th Median 75th
Atlanta $68,000 $68,000 7
Austin 65,000 79,100 5
Baltimore 47,000 57,380 5
Boston 75,000 71,000 5
Chicago 56,000 70,000 88,000 42,000 - 135,000 73,770 31
Cleveland 80,000 78,000 9
Dallas 75,000 84,000 100,000 55,000 - 175,000 92,765 17
Houston 65,000 75,000 135,000 55,000 - 160,000 95,882 17
Los Angeles 65,000 80,000 100,000 38,400 - 160,000 82,743 14
Miami 80,000 88,000 5
Minneapolis/St. Paul 75,000 81,188 8
New Orleans 87,000 90,500 100,000 80,000 - 100,000 91,833 12
New York City 60,000 78,000 135,000 50,000 - 175,000 95,395 38
San Diego 82,500 74,000 8
Seattle 80,000 80,000 95,000 65,000 - 135,000 89,294 17
Washington, DC 110,000 140,000 145,000 70,000 - 160,000 131,333 15

Note: Cities with fewer than five salaries reported for this firm size re not shown in this table. Only medians and averages are shown if fewer than ten salaries were reported.


Reported Salaries by City for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 51-100 Lawyers
Taken by the Class of 2010

  PERCENTILE 90% of All Salaries Fell in the Range: Mean # of Salaries Reported
25th Median 75th
Atlanta $66,500 $87,500 $102,500 $42,500 - $130,000 $85,850 20
Baltimore 87,000 80,857 7
Boston 80,000 81,429 7
Chicago 80,000 87,000 145,000 63,000 - 160,000 108,244 41
Dallas 82,000 128,000 175,000 50,000 - 175,000 121,529 17
Houston 70,000 90,000 110,000 55,000 - 125,000 88,526 19
Los Angeles 75,000 85,000 125,000 41,600 - 160,000 98,212 17
Miami 95,000 94,286 7
Minneapolis/St. Paul 100,000 110,000 117,500 70,000 - 120,000 105,000 10
New Orleans 93,000 95,000 100,000 87,000 - 100,000 95,538 13
New York City 70,000 95,000 135,000 60,000 - 160,000 103,105 51
Philadelphia 102,500 101,125 8
San Diego 68,000 73,222 9
San Francisco 155,000 126,429 7
Washington, DC 120,000 137,500 145,000 58,750 - 165,000 128,875 20

Note: Cities with fewer than five salaries reported for this firm size re not shown in this table. Only medians and averages are shown if fewer than ten salaries were reported.


Reported Salaries by City for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 101-250 Lawyers
Taken by the Class of 2010

  PERCENTILE 90% of All Salaries Fell in the Range: Mean # of Salaries Reported
25th Median 75th
Atlanta $80,000 $120,000 $130,000 $80,000 - $165,000 $115,636 11
Baltimore 125,000 121,429 7
Boston 145,000 145,000 160,000 63,500 - 160,000 143,525 40
Chicago 82,000 125,000 140,000 70,000 - 160,000 115,371 35
Cleveland 105,000 120,000 120,000 85,000 - 120,000 111,167 15
Dallas 110,000 117,714 7
Denver 115,000 119,444 9
Los Angeles 140,000 160,000 160,000 70,000 - 160,000 145,500 34
Miami 110,000 105,125 8
Minneapolis/St. Paul 108,000 110,000 110,000 65,000 - 120,000 107,207 29
New York City 130,000 160,000 160,000 81,000 - 168,000 145,889 113
Philadelphia 90,000 110,000 120,000 34,000 - 125,000 99,731 13
San Diego 75,000 100,000 115,000 60,000 - 140,000 101,818 11
San Francisco 120,000 142,500 160,000 100,000 - 160,000 136,208 24
Seattle 115,000 111,000 5
Washington, DC 145,000 160,000 180,000 58,000 - 180,000 149,779 34

Note: Cities with fewer than five salaries reported for this firm size re not shown in this table. Only medians and averages are shown if fewer than ten salaries were reported.


Reported Salaries by City for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 251 or More Lawyers
Taken by the Class of 2010

  PERCENTILE 90% of All Salaries Fell in the Range: Mean # of Salaries Reported
25th Median 75th
Atlanta $125,000 $135,000 $145,000 $50,000 - $160,000 $127,831 83
Austin 145,000 160,000 160,000 120,000 - 160,000 152,941 17
Baltimore 120,000 135,000 145,000 115,000 - 160,000 134,500 10
Boston 160,000 160,000 160,000 135,000 - 160,000 158,179 179
Chicago 160,000 160,000 160,000 125,000 - 160,000 152,896 312
Cleveland 115,000 145,000 145,000 80,000 - 145,000 129,056 18
Columbus 112,500 120,000 132,500 80,000 - 145,000 120,313 16
Dallas 160,000 160,000 160,000 140,000 - 160,000 157,423 97
Denver 110,000 110,000 130,000 100,000 - 160,000 123,640 25
Houston 160,000 160,000 160,000 145,000 - 160,000 158,050 120
Los Angeles 160,000 160,000 160,000 134,000 - 160,000 155,818 274
Miami 120,000 130,000 135,000 90,000 - 160,000 127,949 39
Minneapolis/St. Paul 110,000 110,000 110,000 100,000 - 125,000 109,938 32
New Orleans 95,000 100,000 100,000 90,000 - 115,000 99,417 12
New York City 160,000 160,000 160,000 145,000 - 160,000 158,363 1,678
Philadelphia 125,000 135,000 145,000 90,000 - 145,000 129,753 75
San Diego 140,000 155,000 160,000 80,000 - 160,000 141,484 50
San Francisco 160,000 160,000 160,000 110,000 - 160,000 152,119 160
Seattle 110,000 120,000 140,000 110,000 - 145,000 122,903 31
Washington, DC 160,000 160,000 160,000 130,000 - 160,000 155,477 537


Source: NALP graduate employment survey for the law school Class of 2010.

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