Reported Salaries by City and Firm Size for Full-Time Jobs Taken by the Class of 2012

September 2013

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Reported Salaries by City for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 2-10 Lawyers Taken by the Class of 2012
Reported Salaries by City for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 11-25 Lawyers Taken by the Class of 2012
Reported Salaries by City for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 26-50 Lawyers Taken by the Class of 2012
Reported Salaries by City for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 51-100 Lawyers Taken by the Class of 2012
Reported Salaries by City for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 101-250 Lawyers Taken by the Class of 2012
Reported Salaries by City for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 251 or More Lawyers Taken by the Class of 2012



Reported Salaries by City for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 2-10 Lawyers
Taken by the Class of 2012

  PERCENTILE 90% of Reported
Salaries Fell
in the Range:
Mean
Salary
# of Salaries
Reported
25th Median 75th
Atlanta $50,000 $55,000 $63,500 $30,000 - 95,000 $56,065 52
Baltimore 46,000 50,000 60,000 31,200 - 75,000 52,481 16
Boston 46,000 55,000 60,000 35,000 - 75,000 53,552 27
Charlotte 50,000 50,000 60,000 40,000 - 65,000 53,269 13
Chicago 44,500 50,000 60,000 30,000 - 80,000 53,694 112
Columbus 41,600 50,000 55,000 27,000 - 70,000 48,669 13
Dallas 50,000 60,000 70,000 32,000 - 100,000 60,946 62
Denver 50,000 60,000 69,000 34,000 - 90,000 59,619 36
Houston 50,000 60,000 75,000 30,000 - 105,000 62,931 58
Indianapolis 45,000 50,000 63,750 26,000 - 150,000 56,856 16
Los Angeles 47,920 60,000 70,000 36,000 - 110,000 61,536 52
Miami 45,000 50,000 61,200 35,000 - 100,000 57,043 44
Minneapolis/St. Paul 46,500 55,000 67,500 30,000 - 90,000 56,844 32
New York City 43,000 50,000 65,000 30,000 - 100,000 58,000 111
Philadelphia 36,000 50,000 65,000 26,000 - 90,000 50,447 19
Phoenix 55,000 62,500 70,000 45,000 - 80,000 63,625 22
San Diego 50,000 60,000 70,000 35,000 - 125,000 63,901 37
San Francisco 50,000 60,000 75,000 29,500 - 110,000 63,954 40
Seattle 50,000 53,000 70,000 32,000 - 85,000 58,304 25
Washington, DC 55,000 70,000 80,000 31,200 - 120,000 71,639 35

Note: Figures are based on salaries reported for full-time jobs lasting at least a year. Only medians and averages are shown if fewer than ten salaries were reported.

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

 

Reported Salaries by City for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 11-25 Lawyers
Taken by the Class of 2012

  PERCENTILE 90% of Reported
Salaries Fell
in the Range:
Mean
Salary
# of Salaries
Reported
25th Median 75th
Atlanta $58,000 $70,000 $75,000 $50,000 - 125,000 $69,875 16
Boston 50,000 58,000 70,000 40,000 - 85,000 59,667 15
Chicago 45,000 55,000 72,000 30,000 - 145,000 63,129 59
Dallas 62,000 77,500 90,000 40,000 - 140,000 78,089 28
Denver 50,000 59,800 70,000 38,000 - 105,000 62,160 10
Houston 75,000 87,500 100,000 40,000 - 120,000 85,468 22
Indianapolis 50,000 67,857 7
Los Angeles 60,000 74,000 79,000 35,000 - 124,800 74,058 25
Miami 55,000 70,000 80,000 40,000 - 100,000 70,000 18
Minneapolis/St. Paul 40,000 52,000 80,000 30,000 - 91,000 58,364 11
New York City 52,500 65,000 75,000 35,000 - 145,000 68,704 49
Philadelphia 50,000 62,500 72,000 40,000 - 160,000 67,682 11
Phoenix 55,000 68,944 9
San Diego 60,000 70,000 75,000 50,000 - 110,000 74,000 11
San Francisco 75,000 87,500 97,500 50,000 - 105,000 84,667 12
Seattle 72,000 80,000 96,000 50,000 - 101,000 80,545 11
Washington, DC 60,000 90,000 100,000 40,000 - 130,000 84,786 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 2012

 

Reported Salaries by City for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 26-50 Lawyers
Taken by the Class of 2012

  PERCENTILE 90% of Reported
Salaries Fell
in the Range:
Mean
Salary
# of Salaries
Reported
25th Median 75th
Atlanta $90,000 $115,000 $115,000 $50,000 - 135,000 $103,200 10
Baltimore 78,500 89,000 5
Boston 65,000 76,750 84,500 50,000 - 105,000 75,958 12
Chicago 60,000 75,500 95,000 50,000 - 160,000 81,926 34
Columbus 90,000 78,286 7
Dallas 75,000 84,500 90,000 50,000 - 110,000 83,214 14
Denver 63,000 70,000 100,000 40,000 - 110,000 78,546 13
Houston 81,250 122,500 132,300 46,000 - 160,000 107,613 16
Indianapolis 79,100 76,900 8
Los Angeles 70,000 83,000 95,000 35,000 - 160,000 84,000 17
Miami 70,000 80,000 100,000 40,000 - 110,000 81,000 10
Minneapolis/St. Paul 72,500 78,250 6
New York City 60,000 71,000 115,000 50,000 - 145,000 85,979 48
Philadelphia 100,000 91,667 9
Phoenix 115,000 107,800 5
San Diego 85,000 83,833 6
San Francisco 90,000 96,333 9
Seattle 75,000 74,573 6
Washington, DC 89,000 120,000 130,000 18,000 - 165,000 111,933 15

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 2012

 

Reported Salaries by City for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 51-100 Lawyers
Taken by the Class of 2012

  PERCENTILE 90% of Reported
Salaries Fell
in the Range:
Mean
Salary
# of Salaries
Reported
25th Median 75th
Atlanta $80,000 $90,000 $105,000 $38,400 - 135,000 $87,993 11
Baltimore 72,500 75,833 6
Boston 155,000 157,125 8
Chicago 75,000 135,000 160,000 46,000 - 165,000 118,066 41
Dallas 115,000 122,444 9
Houston 70,000 87,500 100,000 65,000 - 150,000 91,944 18
Indianapolis 96,000 86,000 5
Los Angeles 85,000 95,000 115,000 70,000 - 160,000 103,320 25
Miami 60,000 60,000 90,000 45,000 - 135,000 75,227 11
Minneapolis/St. Paul 87,000 100,000 110,000 50,000 - 125,000 97,767 15
New York City 65,000 90,000 150,000 42,000 - 160,000 104,591 55
Philadelphia 53,750 67,500 135,000 40,000 - 140,000 87,292 12
San Diego 81,250 89,583 6
San Francisco 160,000 139,444 9
Seattle 95,000 95,000 120,000 70,000 - 160,000 105,267 15
Washington, DC 125,000 145,000 160,000 80,000 - 165,000 136,211 19

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 2012

 

Reported Salaries by City for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 101-250 Lawyers
Taken by the Class of 2012

  PERCENTILE 90% of Reported
Salaries Fell
in the Range:
Mean
Salary
# of Salaries
Reported
25th Median 75th
Atlanta $85,000 $125,000 $130,000 $48,000 - 137,500 $107,300 20
Boston 145,000 160,000 160,000 120,000 - 160,000 150,000 42
Charlotte 115,000 120,000 5
Chicago 80,000 100,000 160,000 60,000 - 160,000 113,771 35
Columbus 100,000 95,000 8
Dallas 90,000 120,000 160,000 80,000 - 160,000 120,455 11
Denver 95,000 110,000 110,000 45,000 - 125,000 102,133 15
Houston 90,000 110,000 130,000 86,000 - 160,000 116,222 18
Indianapolis 86,000 92,571 7
Los Angeles 145,000 160,000 160,000 80,000 - 160,000 143,239 36
Miami 80,000 120,000 130,000 45,000 - 135,000 104,133 15
Minneapolis/St. Paul 110,000 110,000 120,000 52,000 - 125,000 107,143 28
New York City 145,000 160,000 160,000 80,000 - 165,000 147,307 101
Philadelphia 80,000 112,500 122,500 67,500 - 125,000 103,083 12
Phoenix 105,000 107,800 5
San Diego 115,000 108,556 9
San Francisco 120,000 135,000 145,000 92,000 - 160,000 134,615 13
Seattle 110,000 113,571 7
Washington, DC 145,000 155,000 160,000 120,000 - 180,000 150,789 38

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 2012

 

Reported Salaries by City for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 251 or More Lawyers
Taken by the Class of 2012

  PERCENTILE 90% of Reported
Salaries Fell
in the Range:
Mean
Salary
# of Salaries
Reported
25th Median 75th
Atlanta $50,000 $135,000 $135,000 $50,000 - 150,000 $105,146 122
Baltimore 145,000 150,000 160,000 90,000 - 175,000 145,000 13
Boston 160,000 160,000 160,000 110,000 - 165,000 153,824 170
Charlotte 125,000 130,000 135,000 115,000 - 160,000 131,481 27
Chicago 160,000 160,000 160,000 104,000 - 160,000 153,526 297
Columbus 100,000 120,000 120,000 90,000 - 145,000 116,667 15
Dallas 160,000 160,000 160,000 130,000 - 160,000 156,330 106
Denver 110,000 135,000 160,000 105,000 - 160,000 135,167 30
Houston 160,000 160,000 160,000 145,000 - 160,000 158,140 129
Indianapolis 100,000 100,000 105,000 100,000 - 105,000 101,071 21
Los Angeles 160,000 160,000 160,000 125,000 - 160,000 155,068 264
Miami 125,000 135,000 137,500 100,000 - 160,000 133,472 36
Minneapolis/St. Paul 110,000 110,000 110,000 85,000 - 160,000 114,714 35
New York City 160,000 160,000 160,000 160,000 - 160,000 158,559 1,435
Philadelphia 125,000 135,000 145,000 82,000 - 145,000 130,840 92
Phoenix 115,000 115,000 120,000 110,000 - 120,000 116,771 24
San Diego 160,000 160,000 160,000 100,000 - 160,000 149,419 43
San Francisco 160,000 160,000 160,000 100,000 - 160,000 152,500 176
Seattle 120,000 125,000 148,750 70,000 - 160,000 127,041 32
Washington, DC 160,000 160,000 160,000 145,000 - 160,000 157,169 533

Note: Figures are based on salaries reported for full-time jobs lasting at least a year.

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

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