Median Reported Salaries by Employer Type in the 20 Cities Providing the Most Jobs
to the Class of 2010
|Median||# reported||Median||# reported||Median||# reported|
|New York City||160,000*||2,025||80,000||147||60,000||100|
Note: Figures are based on salaries reported for full-time jobs only. The median is the mid-point in a ranking of salaries for a given city and employer type. However, because salaries tend to cluster, particularly in large firms, the law firm median is better thought of as a prevailing salary in some cases. This is especially true of cities marked with an asterisk (*), since at least 51% of salaries were reported at the amount shown as the median. In New York, 79% were. For these 20 cites as a whole, 55% of law firm salaries were reported as $160,000 followed by almost 6% reported as $145,000. However, the true percentage of law firm salaries at those amounts is less than that because of disproportionate reporting of salaries in large firms. The extend of that over-reporting varies from city to city depending on the mix of firm sizes in each city.
A dash indicates fewer than five salaries reported.
Source: NALP graduate employment survey for the law school Class of 2010.