Law Firm Partner Salary (United States)

A Law Firm Partner earns an average salary of $164,547 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Litigation Case Management and Complex Litigation Case Management. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Law Firm Partner Total Pay (?
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$90,688 - $339,263
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National Salary Data

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$0$140K$280K$420K
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$90,688 - $339,263  
   
Bonus
$2,534 - $96,895  
Profit Sharing
$3,548 - $194,888  
Commission
$9,826 - $30,000  
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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$103,513 - $409,184  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 463
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Job Description for Law Firm Partner

  • 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 57%
New York
up arrow 55%
Chicago
up arrow 25%
Phoenix
up arrow 21%
San Diego
up arrow 14%
National Average
$194,000
Dallas
up arrow 7%
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Experience Affects Law Firm Partner Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%
Experienced
up arrow 3%
National Average
$194,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 21%
Entry-Level
up arrow 46%

Skills That Affect Law Firm Partner Salaries

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 17%
National Average
$194,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
26%
female alumni
 
Male
74%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
52%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 26%
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