Reported Salaries by State for Full-Time Jobs in Business, Government, Public Interest and Judicial Clerkship Positions

September 2013

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Reported Salaries by State or Full-Time Jobs in Business Taken by the Class of 2012
Reported Salaries by State for Full-Time Jobs in Government Taken by the Class of 2012
Reported Salaries by State for Full-time Jobs in Public Interest Organizations Taken by the Class of 2012
Reported Salaries by State for Federal Judicial Clerkship Positions Taken by the Class of 2012
Reported Salaries by State for State Judicial Clerkship Positions Taken by the Class of 2012




Reported Salaries by State or Full-Time Jobs in Business Taken by the Class of 2012

  PERCENTILE 90% of Reported
Salaries Fell in
the Range:
Mean
Salary
# of
Salaries
Reported
25th Median 75th
AL $45,000 $60,000 $70,000 $17,820 - 195,000 $62,590 18
AR 65,000 62,056 9
AZ 55,000 70,000 76,000 50,000 - 130,000 72,690 29
CA 53,000 74,000 90,000 31,200 - 135,000 76,886 286
CO 52,000 62,000 80,000 35,817 - 105,000 67,459 43
CT 55,000 70,000 85,000 48,000 - 120,000 73,818 44
DC 60,100 70,000 96,000 36,000 - 135,000 77,017 70
DE 75,000 74,556 9
FL 43,000 54,500 65,000 35,000 - 104,000 60,194 105
GA 50,000 60,000 75,000 24,000 - 120,000 62,877 55
HI 60,000 69,400 5
IA 48,000 60,000 65,000 35,360 - 100,000 60,983 21
IL 51,000 70,000 80,000 35,000 - 135,000 72,364 133
IN 52,500 63,750 92,500 30,000 - 130,000 71,814 28
KS 46,000 52,000 65,000 25,000 - 85,000 55,921 19
KY 36,700 49,500 70,000 23,400 - 138,000 56,567 12
LA 49,400 52,000 70,000 30,720 - 97,500 59,360 35
MA 52,000 68,750 85,000 37,000 - 150,000 75,055 94
MD 51,000 65,000 72,000 35,000 - 168,000 72,855 51
MI 55,000 65,000 85,000 30,576 - 130,000 71,076 77
MN 50,000 62,500 80,000 36,000 - 150,000 72,599 94
MO 42,500 54,000 57,750 15,288 - 120,000 52,424 16
NC 50,000 57,600 70,000 42,000 - 132,000 63,553 45
NE 53,000 55,000 55,000 34,000 - 115,000 58,143 14
NH 70,000 59,800 5
NJ 60,000 76,500 100,000 30,000 - 140,000 83,369 42
NY 60,000 80,000 100,000 38,400 - 160,000 91,330 313
OH 45,520 65,000 75,000 30,000 - 120,000 64,601 97
OK 48,000 66,000 80,000 30,000 - 140,000 69,162 47
OR 42,000 49,000 55,000 18,720 - 65,000 47,872 10
PA 51,000 65,000 85,000 40,000 - 150,000 73,700 90
RI 50,000 61,500 6
SC 35,000 60,000 80,000 14,000 - 85,000 56,091 11
TN 40,000 57,500 65,000 25,000 - 110,000 58,855 26
TX 60,000 70,000 91,800 40,000 - 145,000 77,104 189
UT 45,000 60,000 75,000 35,360 - 125,000 64,858 27
VA 52,000 60,320 75,000 35,000 - 140,000 68,274 81
WA 43,680 43,700 62,500 37,000 - 100,000 56,154 71
WI 50,000 60,000 70,000 26,000 - 100,000 61,249 35

Note: Figures are based on salaries reported for full-time jobs lasting at least a year. States with fewer than five salaries reported are not included in this table. 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




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

  PERCENTILE 90% of Reported
Salaries Fell in
the Range:
Mean
Salary
# of
Salaries
Reported
25th Median 75th
AK $59,000 $61,096 9
AL $42,000 46,250 $62,500 $34,000 - 85,000 52,008 10
AR 48,000 52,000 55,000 21,827 - 57,400 50,114 16
AZ 56,900 56,995 60,000 38,000 - 70,865 57,899 27
CA 46,716 58,000 67,000 37,627 - 90,000 59,822 162
CO 50,000 54,000 60,000 31,200 - 85,000 57,516 51
CT 33,670 33,670 51,000 30,000 - 75,000 42,615 53
DC 53,425 62,467 72,250 38,484 - 100,000 64,688 336
DE 50,000 50,997 9
FL 40,000 40,000 44,000 34,932 - 60,000 43,155 291
GA 46,500 50,000 60,000 32,000 - 80,000 53,200 66
HI 55,000 59,589 9
IA 43,576 47,000 65,000 39,500 - 68,400 51,614 13
ID 50,750 45,688 8
IL 46,500 57,196 59,340 24,185 - 85,000 54,538 114
IN 41,574 45,085 50,000 30,000 - 62,000 45,605 42
KS 44,233 49,000 60,000 31,000 - 80,000 51,531 19
KY 37,000 38,000 45,000 26,220 - 65,000 41,920 31
LA 42,000 50,000 56,000 31,200 - 66,080 49,051 29
MA 37,500 40,000 52,000 35,000 - 85,000 47,797 89
MD 49,980 53,900 62,586 37,747 - 94,000 58,903 73
ME 44,000 43,260 5
MI 42,500 52,000 62,700 35,000 - 95,000 55,919 32
MN 39,476 50,000 56,000 28,000 - 90,000 51,877 28
MO 39,000 43,350 51,290 37,000 - 60,000 46,736 29
MS 38,000 40,050 49,000 30,000 - 54,000 41,610 10
MT 68,000 69,600 5
NC 42,500 50,000 55,000 39,000 - 117,000 63,469 29
ND 62,500 64,775 8
NE 43,000 43,500 49,000 35,000 - 57,500 45,931 13
NJ 55,000 62,295 75,000 24,000 - 125,000 68,412 18
NM 41,500 42,000 46,150 41,000 - 57,500 44,722 24
NV 56,500 69,000 71,750 45,000 - 108,000 67,692 16
NY 50,000 56,500 60,500 30,000 - 68,500 55,563 294
OH 43,000 47,000 48,750 38,000 - 72,000 48,906 80
OK 38,895 41,000 50,500 36,500 - 81,500 47,713 40
OR 46,500 62,500 67,000 37,500 - 67,603 56,890 16
PA 46,000 48,988 58,050 38,000 - 68,500 50,889 60
RI 65,498 63,434 9
SC 45,000 47,050 53,058 39,500 - 65,625 49,438 20
SD 47,819 50,379 9
TN 42,200 47,000 50,000 39,564 - 58,000 46,655 23
TX 49,500 53,000 60,000 43,200 - 80,000 57,114 125
UT 54,042 56,000 59,000 48,835 - 65,000 56,341 14
VA 50,000 62,500 80,000 42,000 - 116,402 70,131 163
VT 43,000 42,825 6
WA 52,000 58,620 61,228 38,000 - 80,000 56,857 52
WI 49,429 49,429 50,000 43,000 - 68,000 53,789 22
WV 50,000 50,143 7

Note: Figures are based on salaries reported for full-time jobs lasting at least a year. States with fewer than five salaries reported are not included in this table. 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




Reported Salaries by State for Full-time Jobs in Public Interest Organizations
Taken by the Class of 2012

  PERCENTILE 90% of Reported
Salaries Fell in
the Range:
Mean
Salary
# of
Salaries
Reported
25th Median 75th
AK $40,000 $40,293 5
AL $43,000 44,500 $46,000 $38,000-54,000 45,200 10
AR 50,000 43,017 6
AZ 40,500 56,000 56,950 33,505-58,000 50,909 28
CA 40,000 45,000 53,000 24,000-65,000 45,821 144
CO 48,000 48,000 50,000 37,000-53,000 49,469 41
CT 43,000 53,500 75,000 24,000-80,000 55,000 10
DC 41,000 48,000 60,000 24,000-80,000 51,475 111
FL 40,000 42,000 45,000 37,000-47,000 42,042 121
GA 41,000 43,538 51,600 40,000-70,000 47,843 30
IL 40,000 42,000 48,500 18,000-57,500 43,031 64
IN 38,500 43,500 45,000 30,000-80,000 44,000 15
KY 37,775 38,750 38,770 34,200-46,000 38,644 17
LA 35,000 40,000 42,000 24,000-100,000 42,467 15
MA 40,000 40,000 41,500 30,000-50,000 41,203 73
MD 45,000 46,000 54,005 40,000-67,000 49,786 28
MI 35,950 43,250 50,000 31,900-75,000 46,433 16
MN 25,000 41,000 50,000 12,000-57,500 36,500 18
MO 37,000 38,000 39,283 29,300-80,000 39,424 18
MT 43,000 43,192 7
NC 40,100 42,000 44,000 34,000-45,000 41,408 13
NE 40,000 46,167 9
NJ 36,000 42,134 7
NM 38,000 41,000 44,000 30,000-48,500 40,318 16
NY 42,000 49,000 53,015 24,000-62,000 47,768 194
OH 40,000 42,949 50,003 23,040-71,000 44,644 19
OK 42,000 40,973 9
OR 40,000 44,300 45,000 32,000-55,000 43,522 10
PA 35,000 43,925 48,500 24,000-58,000 42,062 34
SC 37,005 38,000 50,000 35,000-58,000 42,232 13
SD 51,855 51,601 6
TN 45,000 47,170 7
TX 40,500 45,000 46,500 35,000-55,000 44,840 32
VA 40,000 48,000 60,000 28,000-80,000 49,520 19
VT 40,000 42,560 5
WA 36,000 44,988 58,325 24,000-84,000 51,389 24
WI 49,000 49,429 49,429 37,000-60,000 48,048 15
WV 39,000 37,167 6

Note: Figures are based on salaries reported for full-time jobs lasting at least a year.
Note: States with fewer than five salaries reported are not included in this table. Only medians and means are shown if fewer than ten salaries were reported. Public defender positions are included in this table.

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




Reported Salaries by State for Federal Judicial Clerkship Positions
Taken by the Class of 2012

  PERCENTILE 90% of Reported
Salaries Fell in
the Range:
Mean
Salary
# of
Salaries
Reported
25th Median 75th
AL $57,000 $57,000 $58,343 $50,000-68,000 $57,098 29
AR 57,000 57,408 57,408 50,000-71,000 57,156 15
AZ 58,700 58,715 58,715 57,000-62,000 58,843 13
CA 63,000 63,945 65,000 57,408-67,963 63,937 113
CO 61,000 61,612 61,612 60,000-62,000 61,234 15
CT 60,000 63,271 64,729 57,408-64,729 62,524 14
DC 62,000 62,467 62,778 56,000-75,000 63,101 66
DE 61,245 62,717 8
FL 57,000 57,704 60,742 50,000-63,000 58,178 44
GA 57,403 59,887 60,000 51,000-60,000 58,204 41
HI 59,295 61,089 6
IA 56,014 57,000 57,606 47,000-59,000 55,788 12
IL 60,000 62,909 63,000 57,000-63,000 61,595 50
IN 57,669 57,539 7
KY 57,000 57,408 59,600 50,000-60,000 57,499 25
LA 56,000 57,400 58,000 50,000-64,700 57,001 31
MA 60,000 62,500 62,758 60,000-63,000 61,756 23
MD 60,000 62,000 62,467 52,000-64,000 60,704 20
MI 57,704 61,500 62,401 56,797-65,000 60,559 24
MN 60,000 60,000 60,827 57,000-61,000 60,119 11
MO 57,400 57,408 57,408 55,000-60,000 57,527 18
MS 56,000 57,408 58,704 51,000-60,576 57,012 16
MT 57,408 56,204 6
NC 57,000 58,700 60,000 48,000-63,500 57,727 20
NE 57,408 . 57,363 5
NJ 60,000 61,245 61,245 55,000-65,000 61,312 19
NM 55,000 57,204 60,000 50,000-65,000 57,007 14
NV 57,000 57,400 60,500 50,000-64,000 58,009 16
NY 63,000 64,729 64,729 57,400-65,000 63,187 96
OH 58,000 59,308 59,987 57,000-63,000 59,230 26
OK 57,203 57,653 8
OR 60,250 60,257 6
PA 58,519 61,000 61,245 55,000-62,245 60,058 68
SC 57,408 57,408 59,000 52,912-60,000 57,63111
TN 55,000 57,000 57,408 50,000-60,000 55,973 26
TX 57,000 60,000 64,000 50,000-65,000 59,354 79
UT 57,408 56,889 7
VA 57,400 58,000 60,000 50,000-64,000 58,384 55
WA 60,000 61,100 61,255 57,408-64,000 60,613 14
WI 58,500 58,372 8
WV 55,000 57,000 57,408 50,000-65,000 56,745 13

Note: Figures are based on salaries reported for full-time jobs lasting at least a year. Note: States with fewer than five salaries reported are not included in this table. 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




 

Reported Salaries by State for State Judicial Clerkship Positions 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 $54,066 $40,000-62,703 $49,411 44
AL 31,500 38,740 5
AZ 42,400 52,000 54,500 34,800-56,000 48,514 36
CA 58,000 58,840 5
CO 38,000 50,000 50,000 38,000-50,064 45,478 42
CT 53,674 54,000 59,076 53,000-63,000 56,004 37
DC 56,000 58,000 62,000 54,700-62,467 58,392 33
DE 48,000 49,723 50,000 47,000-55,000 49,248 28
FL 43,403 45,000 45,556 41,000-50,000 45,523 26
GA 38,000 42,064 50,000 36,000-60,000 44,312 23
HI 50,000 52,000 53,000 50,000-55,000 51,694 23
IA 44,000 45,000 51,000 43,000-60,000 47,875 15
ID 45,463 50,935 50,935 45,000-50,935 48,734 11
IL 44,000 45,000 64,800 37,500-84,625 53,953 14
IN 56,300 57,258 58,000 32,000-59,708 52,444 10
KY 26,220 26,220 26,220 26,220-40,000 28,739 21
LA 37,000 38,000 40,000 30,000-48,000 38,081 37
MA 52,600 53,500 60,000 51,378-64,000 55,708 33
MD 39,000 42,930 43,789 37,008-45,000 41,566 121
ME 42,588 42,588 42,588 42,588-44,000 42,754 11
MI 50,000 51,562 56,000 38,000-58,025 52,370 14
MN 44,000 44,000 50,000 41,000-52,930 46,479 53
MO 42,369 44,210 46,000 38,000-48,500 44,087 14
MS 35,000 52,600 52,600 32,000-56,000 45,536 14
MT 43,000 43,000 43,400 40,000-57,408 43,931 13
NC 45,585 48,740 50,000 42,000-51,592 47,942 12
ND 57,000 55,683 9
NH 50,000 49,625 8
NJ 44,000 44,306 47,782 43,437-54,231 46,234 372
NM 51,000 51,535 9
NV 58,000 58,385 60,000 49,000-61,500 57,105 25
NY 67,000 72,000 76,098 64,000-76,195 70,918 24
OH 51,000 50,200 5
OR 31,932 44,300 44,302 30,500-57,000 42,015 16
PA 37,000 39,000 50,000 33,000-54,000 42,167 25
RI 49,429 49,750 50,000 49,000-51,000 49,703 18
SC 40,000 40,334 40,668 29,526-49,025 40,695 56
SD 42,510 42,510 48,427 42,510-48,427 44,387 15
TN 49,000 46,820 9
TX 48,000 50,000 50,000 42,000-64,658 49,764 30
UT 31,500 45,184 46,000 30,000-48,000 39,914 18
VA 44,000 50,000 53,790 40,000-68,000 50,166 48
VT 44,400 43,713 8
WA 46,000 47,500 49,000 43,000-50,000 47,158 22
WI 57,000 54,315 6
WV 55,000 55,008 55,008 46,164-56,900 53,761 19

Note: Figures are based on salaries reported for full-time jobs lasting at least a year. Note: States with fewer than five salaries reported are not included in this table. 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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