Reported Salaries by State for Full-Time Jobs in Private Practice Taken by the Class of 2014

March 2016

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Reported Salaries by State for Full-Time Jobs in Private Practice Taken by the Class of 2014
Reported Salaries by State for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 1-10 Lawyers Taken by the Class of 2014
Reported Salaries by State for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 11-25 Lawyers Taken by the Class of 2014
Reported Salaries by State for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 26-50 Lawyers Taken by the Class of 2014
Reported Salaries by State for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 51-100 Lawyers Taken by the Class of 2014
Reported Salaries by State for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 101-250 Lawyers Taken by the Class of 2014
Reported Salaries by State for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 251+ Lawyers Taken by the Class of 2014


Reported Salaries by State for Full-Time Jobs in Private Practice Taken by the Class of 2014

  PERCENTILE 90% of Reported
Salaries Fell in
the Range:
Mean
Salary
# of
Salaries
Reported
25th Median 75th
AK $75,000 $77,400 5
AL $50,000 70,000 $105,000 $36,000 - 110,000 76,061 82
AR 41,600 50,000 61,750 30,000 - 82,000 52,451 32
AZ 55,000 70,000 105,000 35,000 - 120,000 77,443 106
CA 65,000 110,000 160,000 40,000 - 160,000 111,623 1,699
CO 55,000 70,000 115,000 40,000 - 160,000 83,011 159
CT 60,000 83,000 110,000 47,000 - 150,000 87,885 89
DC 160,000 160,000 160,000 85,000 - 160,000 149,877 653
DE 130,000 145,000 145,000 45,000 - 160,000 128,378 45
FL 50,000 60,000 75,000 36,000 - 135,000 67,582 687
GA 55,000 72,600 135,000 45,000 - 150,000 88,984 274
HI 65,000 80,000 87,500 41,600 - 90,000 75,821 19
IA 45,000 50,000 67,500 36,000 - 90,000 58,750 64
ID 42,525 51,000 77,500 35,000 - 95,000 58,413 20
IL 54,000 85,000 160,000 40,000 - 160,000 101,824 747
IN 50,000 65,000 100,000 40,000 - 105,000 72,402 133
KS 45,000 55,000 66,000 35,000 - 90,000 58,048 42
KY 42,500 50,000 83,000 30,000 - 106,000 59,349 91
LA 58,000 74,500 95,000 40,000 - 100,000 74,060 102
MA 65,000 160,000 160,000 40,000 - 160,000 122,483 326
MD 50,000 60,000 80,000 35,000 - 150,000 70,748 115
ME 45,000 50,000 70,000 35,000 - 84,000 55,293 27
MI 45,000 65,000 100,000 31,200 - 115,000 70,665 183
MN 55,000 91,250 110,000 42,000 - 120,000 83,740 196
MO 52,500 80,000 120,000 40,000 - 125,000 84,055 185
MS 45,000 55,000 85,000 30,000 - 105,000 64,404 49
MT 48,000 53,000 60,000 40,000 - 60,000 52,911 28
NC 47,750 60,000 123,500 35,000 - 160,000 78,651 200
ND 50,000 56,000 60,000 36,000 - 75,000 55,595 22
NE 50,000 60,000 85,000 40,000 - 87,000 64,619 67
NH 42,000 65,500 80,000 40,000 - 90,000 64,255 22
NJ 50,000 65,000 100,000 30,000 - 140,000 75,603 185
NM 50,000 55,000 60,000 40,000 - 72,500 55,758 45
NV 61,000 70,000 80,550 40,000 - 110,000 72,649 68
NY 100,000 160,000 160,000 45,000 - 160,000 134,257 2,399
OH 50,000 70,000 110,000 36,000 - 145,000 80,267 288
OK 46,500 55,000 81,500 36,000 - 100,000 62,801 108
OR 50,000 60,000 104,000 40,000 - 115,000 71,000 59
PA 55,000 72,650 135,000 40,000 - 145,000 87,594 396
RI 45,000 55,000 70,000 35,000 - 120,000 60,115 22
SC 40,000 53,500 75,000 30,000 - 100,000 60,060 94
SD 45,000 47,000 52,000 30,000 - 65,000 48,000 14
TN 48,000 62,500 100,000 35,000 - 110,000 70,619 123
TX 68,000 105,000 160,000 45,000 - 160,000 110,893 766
UT 60,000 80,000 107,000 45,000 - 120,000 83,218 70
VA 50,000 70,000 122,500 35,000 - 160,000 85,061 168
WA 50,000 70,000 111,000 36,000 - 160,000 81,404 188
WI 50,000 70,000 115,000 40,000 - 135,000 82,814 111
WV 60,000 66,000 75,000 48,000 - 90,000 66,097 59
WY 50,000 55,000 60,000 40,000 - 95,000 58,068 22

Figures are based on salaries reported for full-time jobs lasting at least a year. Any salaries reported by graduates who started their own solo practice are excluded. The firm size category of 1-10 attorneys includes graduates working for a solo practitioner but not graduates who have started their own solo practice.

 

Reported Salaries by State for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 1-10 Lawyers Taken by the Class of 2014

  PERCENTILE 90% of Reported
Salaries Fell in
the Range:
Mean
Salary
# of
Salaries
Reported
25th Median 75th
AL $40,000 $50,000 $53,500 $25,000 - 65,000 $48,339 28
AR 37,760 45,000 50,000 30,000 - 75,000 45,776 16
AZ 50,000 59,400 65,000 33,280 - 75,000 57,063 41
CA 45,500 60,000 70,000 33,280 - 90,000 59,850 465
CO 50,000 55,000 65,000 35,360 - 100,000 58,769 63
CT 50,000 60,000 70,000 40,000 - 96,000 64,844 27
DC 57,000 68,000 80,000 38,000 - 110,000 69,706 17
DE 45,000 50,400 5
FL 40,000 50,000 60,000 30,000 - 80,000 52,144 330
GA 50,000 60,000 65,000 40,000 - 80,000 58,222 86
HI 64,000 62,325 8
IA 41,000 48,000 50,000 34,000 - 62,500 47,575 40
ID 42,000 50,000 55,000 30,000 - 83,200 51,350 15
IL 42,000 50,000 60,000 34,500 - 72,500 51,808 228
IN 42,000 50,000 55,000 39,000 - 63,000 48,628 47
KS 40,000 50,000 55,000 32,000 - 70,000 50,042 24
KY 38,000 45,000 50,000 30,000 - 60,000 44,157 47
LA 45,000 50,000 71,000 25,000 - 100,000 57,315 36
MA 40,000 50,000 58,000 31,200 - 72,000 49,508 63
MD 50,000 50,000 60,000 30,000 - 80,000 52,982 66
ME 41,500 45,500 50,000 25,000 - 62,500 45,717 18
MI 36,000 45,000 50,000 23,030 - 80,000 46,682 73
MN 47,000 52,000 60,000 40,000 - 100,000 56,640 65
MO 40,000 45,000 60,000 30,000 - 70,000 48,481 41
MS 40,000 50,000 61,000 30,000 - 75,000 49,869 32
MT 46,500 50,000 52,000 40,000 - 55,000 49,031 16
NC 40,000 48,000 50,000 30,000 - 75,000 47,110 96
ND 44,000 55,000 57,500 30,000 - 75,000 52,073 15
NE 48,000 50,000 60,000 40,000 - 85,000 55,667 36
NH 41,800 44,500 57,500 32,000 - 75,000 49,550 12
NJ 40,000 50,000 60,000 30,000 - 80,000 51,154 92
NM 50,000 50,000 58,000 40,000 - 70,000 53,167 27
NV 57,500 65,000 73,000 36,400 - 85,000 63,671 36
NY 43,000 50,000 65,000 30,000 - 90,000 55,176 294
OH 40,000 46,900 52,000 30,000 - 65,000 47,225 93
OK 45,000 50,000 60,000 36,000 - 90,000 54,833 66
OR 48,000 50,000 60,000 40,000 - 80,000 54,258 31
PA 42,500 50,000 60,000 32,000 - 90,000 54,990 125
RI 39,500 45,000 52,500 30,000 - 80,000 48,377 12
SC 40,000 45,000 50,000 25,000 - 75,000 45,889 53
SD 44,000 45,000 49,000 30,000 - 60,000 44,800 10
TN 41,000 50,000 60,000 34,500 - 75,000 50,608 60
TX 50,000 60,000 75,000 36,000 - 100,000 64,111 238
UT 50,000 61,000 72,000 45,000 - 128,750 70,683 26
VA 40,000 50,000 60,000 31,200 - 72,000 50,264 68
WA 45,000 50,000 62,000 31,200 - 80,000 53,773 90
WI 45,000 50,000 55,000 36,000 - 65,000 50,092 42
WV 49,000 52,500 60,000 31,200 - 100,000 55,433 12
WY 50,000 52,500 60,000 30,000 - 95,000 54,278 18

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. This law firm size category includes graduates working for a solo practitioner, but not graduates who have started their own solo practice.

 

Reported Salaries by State for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 11-25 Lawyers Taken by the Class of 2014

  PERCENTILE 90% of Reported
Salaries Fell in
the Range:
Mean
Salary
# of
Salaries
Reported
25th Median 75th
AL $60,000 $60,000 6
AR 50,000 49,750 8
AZ $45,000 64,000 $75,000 $31,380 - 90,000 61,995 22
CA 62,400 75,000 85,000 45,000 - 120,000 77,791 183
CO 53,000 58,000 67,500 45,000 - 110,000 62,558 24
CT 60,000 70,000 87,500 50,000 - 120,000 77,500 12
DC 65,000 90,000 102,500 47,500 - 130,000 85,850 20
DE 75,000 97,000 5
FL 50,000 60,000 70,000 40,000 - 90,000 61,589 108
GA 60,000 66,750 90,000 50,000 - 123,000 74,388 26
HI 85,000 85,000 5
IA 55,000 53,875 8
IL 50,000 60,000 70,000 40,000 - 90,000 62,374 87
IN 60,000 63,500 66,000 51,000 - 97,500 64,900 20
KS 67,500 67,250 8
KY 45,000 48,000 58,000 30,000 - 80,000 50,797 13
LA 65,000 70,000 71,000 48,000 - 100,000 69,692 13
MA 50,000 60,000 72,000 40,000 - 85,000 63,891 23
MD 62,000 67,500 90,000 50,000 - 105,000 75,447 15
MI 54,800 60,000 65,000 42,500 - 110,000 64,342 12
MN 55,000 65,000 95,000 48,000 - 97,000 72,259 27
MO 56,250 60,000 77,500 40,000 - 100,000 66,371 28
NC 55,000 65,000 75,000 35,000 - 200,000 79,147 17
NE 55,000 56,389 9
NJ 60,000 65,000 70,000 45,000 - 90,000 66,429 21
NM 53,000 55,000 60,000 41,600 - 72,500 57,073 15
NV 62,500 66,429 7
NY 52,000 60,000 70,000 42,500 - 105,000 65,939 118
OH 47,500 60,000 65,000 36,000 - 80,000 57,259 29
OK 45,500 52,000 60,000 24,000 - 78,000 53,079 19
OR 70,000 76,556 9
PA 50,000 60,000 70,000 40,000 - 77,000 59,250 42
SC 45,000 61,000 70,000 32,000 - 85,000 58,909 11
TN 55,000 60,000 75,000 29,000 - 85,000 63,208 12
TX 65,000 80,000 90,000 50,000 - 140,000 84,065 88
UT 60,000 67,500 80,000 45,000 - 115,000 72,423 13
VA 65,000 72,500 80,000 50,000 - 135,000 80,033 30
WA 50,000 65,000 75,000 39,750 - 111,000 67,775 20
WI 50,000 55,750 75,000 40,000 - 117,000 65,281 16
WV 55,000 63,000 66,000 50,000 - 85,000 63,455 11

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.

 

Reported Salaries by State for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 26-50 Lawyers Taken by the Class of 2014

  PERCENTILE 90% of Reported
Salaries Fell in
the Range:
Mean
Salary
# of
Salaries
Reported
25th Median 75th
AL $85,000 $85,429 7
AZ 80,000 81,667 6
CA $65,000 75,000 $90,000 $46,800 - 145,000 80,098 94
CO 72,500 87,500 110,000 50,000 - 145,000 92,000 14
CT 65,000 80,000 95,000 45,000 - 150,000 88,231 13
DC 98,000 120,000 135,000 63,091 - 160,000 117,794 19
FL 55,000 60,000 80,000 50,000 - 120,000 70,911 45
GA 55,000 65,000 85,000 45,000 - 130,000 73,955 22
IA 80,000 91,714 7
IL 50,000 60,000 85,000 40,000 - 110,000 71,021 47
IN 65,000 75,000 82,500 63,000 - 100,000 76,000 16
KS 64,000 68,333 6
LA 65,000 80,000 97,000 45,760 - 100,000 79,639 27
MA 65,000 80,000 125,000 45,000 - 135,000 87,357 14
MD 60,000 68,500 75,000 32,000 - 110,000 68,100 10
MI 60,000 70,000 75,000 40,000 - 115,000 68,846 13
MN 58,000 65,000 88,000 42,500 - 116,000 73,313 16
MO 57,500 85,000 105,000 48,000 - 110,000 83,167 12
NC 60,000 70,000 100,000 50,000 - 115,000 77,150 14
NE 70,000 72,600 5
NH 73,000 74,000 5
NJ 65,000 71,167 9
NV 80,000 81,350 86,000 65,000 - 105,000 83,464 14
NY 50,000 70,000 85,000 42,000 - 160,000 80,120 81
OH 65,000 72,000 83,000 50,000 - 96,000 74,045 33
OK 92,500 81,667 6
PA 60,000 68,000 72,000 45,000 - 125,000 72,152 33
TX 75,000 90,000 100,000 55,000 - 150,000 92,767 61
UT 100,000 100,836 9
VA 80,000 82,889 9
WA 65,000 95,000 110,000 48,000 - 145,000 96,429 15
WV 65,000 65,313 8

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.

 

Reported Salaries by State for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 51-100 Lawyers Taken by the Class of 2014

  PERCENTILE 90% of Reported
Salaries Fell in
the Range:
Mean
Salary
# of
Salaries
Reported
25th Median 75th
AL $85,000 $79,100 5
AZ 85,000 82,143 7
CA $77,500 85,000 $105,000 $62,400-160,000 94,115 68
CO 60,000 75,488 5
CT 75,000 91,000 105,000 52,000-125,000 88,727 11
DC 125,000 145,000 160,000 110,000-160,000 141,591 22
DE 145,000 145,000 145,000 145,000-145,000 145,000 13
FL 65,000 71,250 95,000 50,000-137,500 78,039 38
GA 70,000 90,000 115,000 50,000-140,000 94,211 19
IA 88,000 85,500 8
IL 84,000 140,000 160,000 55,000-160,000 119,743 37
IN 68,000 74,214 7
LA 90,000 93,500 98,000 50,000-100,000 88,000 10
MA 80,000 95,000 95,000 40,000-155,000 94,500 10
MD 82,500 81,438 8
MI 60,000 67,500 90,000 50,000-100,000 72,500 15
MN 92,500 100,000 110,000 35,000-140,000 96,154 13
MO 70,000 83,400 5
MS 100,000 98,333 6
NC 72,000 82,571 7
NE 86,000 85,333 9
NJ 80,000 90,000 100,000 50,000-140,000 94,077 13
NY 65,000 85,000 125,000 50,000-160,000 95,649 102
OH 70,000 90,000 100,000 67,500-118,000 90,045 11
OR 105,000 95,000 6
PA 60,000 71,250 80,194 45,000-115,000 73,118 16
SC 85,000 81,000 5
TN 67,500 66,938 8
TX 70,000 95,000 135,000 50,000-145,000 98,203 32
UT 95,000 100,000 108,000 50,000-120,000 94,409 11
VA 88,500 97,250 8
WA 95,000 106,560 110,000 45,000-110,000 97,415 11

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.

 

Reported Salaries by State for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 101-250 Lawyers Taken by the Class of 2014

  PERCENTILE 90% of Reported
Salaries Fell in
the Range:
Mean
Salary
# of
Salaries
Reported
25th Median 75th
AL $90,000 $105,000 $110,000 $50,000 - 110,000 $96,389 18
AZ 115,000 110,167 6
CA 85,000 140,000 160,000 65,000 - 160,000 124,173 127
CO 100,000 112,500 115,000 42,000 - 125,000 102,300 10
CT 100,000 105,000 115,000 83,000 - 150,000 109,250 16
DC 139,999 160,000 160,000 100,000 - 174,000 148,207 29
DE 145,000 145,000 145,000 125,000 - 150,000 144,063 16
FL 70,000 72,500 100,500 35,360 - 140,000 85,977 56
GA 85,000 130,000 130,000 65,000 - 135,000 114,539 23
IL 80,000 99,000 160,000 62,000 - 160,000 112,979 48
IN 90,000 100,000 100,000 64,000 - 105,000 94,000 10
KY 95,000 89,778 9
LA 95,000 95,000 100,000 95,000 - 100,000 96,750 10
MA 145,000 160,000 160,000 120,000 - 160,000 150,122 41
MI 92,500 100,000 105,000 49,000 - 117,500 96,213 40
MN 110,000 120,000 120,000 105,000 - 125,000 117,115 26
MO 52,500 70,000 100,000 52,500 - 125,000 76,800 35
MT 60,000 60,667 9
NC 75,000 115,000 130,000 60,000 - 135,000 106,474 19
NJ 72,500 111,000 125,000 57,500 - 142,500 101,945 20
NY 90,000 160,000 160,000 70,000 - 165,000 132,444 124
OH 100,000 105,000 110,000 80,000 - 120,000 103,915 41
OK 100,000 100,000 100,000 70,000 - 100,000 97,692 13
PA 75,000 97,000 115,000 55,000 - 125,000 93,814 35
SC 85,000 86,667 6
TN 100,000 110,000 110,000 95,000 - 125,000 106,923 13
TX 125,000 140,000 150,000 85,000 - 160,000 134,070 43
UT 100,000 95,833 6
VA 115,000 117,000 5
WA 120,000 120,000 5
WI 115,000 115,000 115,000 80,000 - 115,000 109,217 23
WV 60,000 72,000 75,000 50,000 - 78,000 66,700 10

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.

 

Reported Salaries by State for Full-Time Jobs in Firms of 251+ Lawyers Taken by the Class of 2014

  PERCENTILE 90% of Reported
Salaries Fell in
the Range:
Mean
Salary
# of
Salaries
Reported
25th Median 75th
AL $105,000 $105,000 $110,000 $60,000-110,000 $99,722 18
AZ 112,500 120,000 120,000 100,000-125,000 115,813 24
CA 160,000 160,000 160,000 125,000-160,000 154,933 757
CO 115,000 116,000 155,000 70,000-160,000 125,280 41
CT 115,000 120,000 125,000 115,000-160,000 127,000 10
DC 160,000 160,000 160,000 135,000-160,000 156,534 542
FL 90,000 110,000 140,000 50,000-155,000 110,137 101
GA 60,000 135,000 135,000 50,000-160,000 116,214 98
IL 160,000 160,000 160,000 100,000-160,000 152,416 299
IN 100,000 105,000 105,000 62,400-125,000 102,133 33
KY 92,500 100,000 106,000 54,000-106,000 96,375 16
LA 98,000 97,833 6
MA 160,000 160,000 160,000 120,000-160,000 154,914 174
MD 142,500 150,000 160,000 95,000-160,000 145,417 12
MI 100,000 100,000 107,500 80,000-130,000 100,893 28
MN 110,000 110,000 110,000 100,000-115,000 109,323 48
MO 115,000 120,000 125,000 105,000-125,000 118,766 64
NC 130,000 135,000 138,000 80,000-160,000 133,022 45
NE 85,000 85,875 8
NJ 130,000 140,000 140,000 85,500-145,000 132,767 30
NV 110,000 103,400 5
NY 160,000 160,000 160,000 160,000-160,000 158,638 1,662
OH 110,000 120,000 130,000 60,000-145,000 119,182 77
OR 115,000 114,000 5
PA 125,000 137,500 140,000 70,000-150,000 127,990 144
SC 100,000 100,000 100,000 90,000-120,000 101,818 11
TN 105,000 110,000 110,000 92,000-110,000 104,957 23
TX 160,000 160,000 160,000 145,000-160,000 157,440 300
UT 115,000 105,000 5
VA 115,000 145,000 160,000 72,000-160,000 132,546 48
WA 120,000 125,000 160,000 92,000-160,000 132,172 43
WI 118,000 130,000 135,000 115,000-140,000 127,800 25
WV 70,000 75,000 75,000 60,000-90,000 75,000 17

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.

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