Law Firm Partner Salary

A Law Firm Partner earns an average salary of $179,953 per year. Experience strongly influences pay for this job. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Real Estate, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Intellectual Property (IP). Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
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$102,009 - $353,985
$100K
$190K
$350K
MEDIAN: $185,214
10%
50%
90%

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$247.90 - $466.75
$350
MEDIAN: $350.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$150K$300K$450K
Salary
$102,009 - $353,985  
   
Bonus
$2,980 - $98,870  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $83,845  
Commission
$20,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$112,426 - $437,306  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 367
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$160$320$480
Hourly Rate
$350.00  
   
Overtime
$125.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$150K$300K$450K
Bonus
$2,980 - $98,870  
   
Commission
$20,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $83,845  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$112,426 - $437,306  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8

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Job Description for Law Firm Partner

A law firm partner is a joint owner of their firm and helps oversee its day-to-day operations. They directly supervise the firm’s legal and technical support teams, coordinate logistics for new cases, and manage budgets and vendor relationships. Other duties of a law firm partner include handling numerous cases simultaneously, interacting with lawyers within the firm to provide advice and guidance, managing payroll, and hiring clerks. These professionals also implement initiatives in the office to make sure that the office remains compliant with local, state, and federal regulations, as well as update staff on administrative issues as necessary.

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Law Firm Partner Tasks

  • Advise clients in business transactions, claim liablility, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits or legal rights and obligations.
  • Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges and question witnesses during the course of a trial.
  • Represent clients in court or before government agencies, present and summarize cases to judges and juries.
  • Gather evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions; evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments for presentation of cases.
  • Analyze and interpret laws, rulings and regulations with probable case outcomes for individuals and businesses.

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Pay by Experience Level for Law Firm Partner

Pay by Experience for a Law Firm Partner has a positive trend. An entry-level Law Firm Partner with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $115,000 based on 17 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Law Firm Partner with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $166,000 based on 95 salaries. An experienced Law Firm Partner which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $204,000 based on 194 salaries. A Law Firm Partner with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $250,000 based on 128 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $204,903

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Key Stats for Law Firm Partner

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
36%
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Experience Affects Law Firm Partner Salaries

▲22%

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National Average
$205,000

Mid-Career
▼19%

Entry-Level
▼44%

Skills That Affect Law Firm Partner Salaries

Real Estate
▲76%

Mergers and Acquisitions
▲40%

Intellectual Property (IP)
▲20%



National Average
$205,000

Litigation Case Management
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 27%
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