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Law Firm Partner Salary (United States)

A Law Firm Partner earns an average salary of $166,385 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Complex Litigation Case Management and Litigation Case Management. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Law Firm Partner Salary (?
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$92,722 - $350,811
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MEDIAN: $166,384
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National Salary Data

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$0$140K$280K$420K
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$92,722 - $350,811  
   
Bonus
$1,546 - $70,117  
Profit Sharing
$3,352 - $239,619  
Commission
$9,721 - $30,521  
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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$103,789 - $409,309  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 458
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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
  • 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.
  • Represent clients in court or before government agencies, present and summarize cases to judges and juries.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Law Firm Partner

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Washington
up arrow 63%
New York
up arrow 62%
Seattle
up arrow 39%
Chicago
up arrow 25%
San Diego
up arrow 14%
Boston
up arrow 8%
Philadelphia
0%
National Average
$191,000
Miami
up arrow 19%
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Experience Affects Law Firm Partner Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%
Experienced
up arrow 4%
National Average
$191,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 19%
Entry-Level
up arrow 43%

Skills That Affect Law Firm Partner Salaries

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 17%
National Average
$191,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 119 votes.

Gender

Female
30%
female alumni
 
Male
70%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 28%