Reported Salaries by State for Full-Time Jobs Taken by the Class of 2012

September 2013

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Reported Salaries by State for Full-Time Jobs Taken by
the Class of 2012

  PERCENTILE 90% of Reported
Salaries Fell
in the Range:
Mean
Salary
# of Salaries
Reported
25th Median 75th
AK $45,000 $50,000 $58,564 $38,000 - 79,000 $53,326 71
AL 46,000 58,343 85,000 30,000 - 110,000 65,625 193
AR 43,000 52,000 60,000 24,000 - 80,000 53,221 98
AZ 52,000 58,000 75,000 34,800 - 120,000 67,688 239
CA 60,000 80,000 160,000 37,627 - 160,000 98,426 2,275
CO 49,000 55,000 72,000 37,404 - 135,000 65,891 366
CT 50,000 59,076 75,000 33,670 - 120,000 64,199 259
DC 62,000 96,000 160,000 40,000 - 160,000 106,727 1,291
DE 50,000 61,245 145,000 42,500 - 160,000 84,587 100
FL 40,163 50,000 65,000 35,000 - 120,000 57,555 1,213
GA 50,000 59,887 80,000 36,000 - 135,000 70,056 555
GU 50,000 50,967 9
HI 50,000 53,352 65,000 40,000 - 90,000 59,347 63
IA 44,720 51,000 60,000 35,000 - 90,000 55,825 127
ID 42,900 48,000 51,500 27,393 - 90,000 52,201 53
IL 50,000 63,000 150,000 34,125 - 160,000 87,088 1,135
IN 45,000 55,423 80,000 31,200 - 105,000 62,255 226
KS 45,000 50,000 60,000 32,000 - 80,000 53,848 115
KY 37,000 45,000 57,408 26,220 - 95,000 49,991 206
LA 45,000 55,000 72,000 31,200 - 100,000 58,903 327
MA 45,000 63,271 160,000 36,500 - 160,000 89,636 665
MD 42,930 50,000 64,000 37,000 - 120,000 57,808 471
ME 42,588 44,500 60,000 39,000 - 76,500 50,785 40
MI 45,000 56,797 80,750 31,200 - 110,000 64,563 364
MN 44,000 55,000 85,000 35,000 - 120,000 67,066 414
MO 42,500 54,000 80,000 34,000 - 115,000 63,525 239
MS 42,000 54,000 75,000 32,000 - 105,000 59,449 93
MT 43,000 49,000 56,000 37,000 - 60,000 49,834 68
NC 45,000 55,000 80,000 36,000 - 135,000 69,374 315
ND 48,000 54,000 57,000 35,000 - 87,000 53,762 35
NE 45,000 55,000 67,500 35,000 - 100,000 57,952 99
NH 45,000 50,000 70,000 40,000 - 82,000 56,797 43
NJ 44,306 45,000 58,232 43,000 - 130,000 58,246 621
NM 42,000 50,144 60,000 36,000 - 75,000 52,876 114
NV 58,000 64,500 80,000 47,000 - 115,000 72,037 146
NY 60,000 145,000 160,000 40,000 - 160,000 112,703 3,055
OH 47,000 60,000 90,000 35,000 - 135,000 69,487 503
OK 42,000 50,500 72,475 35,000 - 100,000 59,375 232
OR 44,000 55,000 70,000 30,500 - 110,000 60,948 142
PA 48,000 61,000 100,000 33,000 - 145,000 74,107 657
RI 48,000 50,000 57,200 32,256 - 84,000 52,673 59
SC 39,500 44,000 57,408 30,000 - 97,000 50,829 195
SD 42,510 48,427 55,000 38,000 - 65,000 49,705 45
TN 45,000 57,000 75,000 35,000 - 110,000 62,518 238
TX 55,000 70,000 120,000 40,000 - 160,000 87,294 1,230
UT 48,000 58,000 80,000 31,500 - 120,000 65,256 137
VA 50,000 60,000 75,000 39,840 - 140,000 69,402 549
VI 65,400 63,528 8
VT 40,000 44,400 48,000 34,000 - 65,000 47,757 40
WA 43,870 56,000 77,000 36,000 - 125,000 66,506 343
WI 49,300 55,000 83,000 35,000 - 130,000 66,792 226
WV 50,000 57,000 69,000 36,000 - 76,000 58,481 123
WY 48,000 50,000 57,000 36,000 - 70,000 52,138 29

Note: Average and median salaries shown in this table are not adjusted for disproportionate coverage. Thus, upward bias in these figures can be expected to varying degrees, depending on the state’s employment profile. In general, states where the employment profile most closely matches the national profile have the greatest potential for bias. Averages and medians for states with few or no large firm jobs will be largely free of bias. Likewise, figures for states where the percentage of jobs in large law firms is relatively high will be less subject to bias than states offering a mix of both large and small firm jobs.
Note: Figures are based on salaries reported for full-time jobs lasting at least a year. Only medians and means are shown if fewer than ten salaries were reported.

Source: NALP Employment Report and Salary Survey for the Class of 2012

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