Entry-level lawyer salaries

April 7, 2010

I just stumbled across a fascinating message board regarding entry-level lawyer salaries. It began in 2004 and then jumped to 2010, where six more pages of discussion were added. Many tangents were introduced, including law vs. med/engineering school, what it’s like to work for BigLaw, and the likelihood of making partner. Everything is anecdotal, but it appears most of the posters are lawyers. Just fascinating stuff.

College Confidential: Some Lawyer Salary Info

According to SimplyHired.com

The average salary for entry level attorney jobs is $53,000. Average entry level attorney salaries can vary greatly due to company, location, industry, experience and benefits.

Not quite the six figures you’d envisioned?

The United States Department of Justice helpfully publishes its salary scale online: Salaries, Promotions, and Benefits.

I suppose if you need to know more, you know how use Google. :-)


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