A Law Firm Partner earns an average salary of $179,758 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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$98,098 - $357,546
$98K
$180K
$360K
MEDIAN: $179,758
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$245.66 - $425.00
$360
MEDIAN: $365.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$150K$300K$450K
Salary
$98,098 - $357,546  
   
Bonus
$4,783 - $99,944  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $98,450  
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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$104,180 - $434,977  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 354
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$150$300$450
Hourly Rate
$365.00  
   
Overtime
$125.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$150K$300K$450K
Bonus
$4,783 - $99,944  
   
Commission
$20,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $98,450  
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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$104,180 - $434,977  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7

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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

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $201,899

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Key Stats for Law Firm Partner

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 votes.
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
35%
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Experience Affects Law Firm Partner Salaries



National Average
$202,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

Entry-Level
up arrow 41%

Skills That Affect Law Firm Partner Salaries

Real Estate
up arrow 78%

Mergers and Acquisitions
up arrow 42%

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 19%

Strategic Marketing
up arrow 9%


National Average
$202,000

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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