A Law Firm Partner earns an average salary of $181,800 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on 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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$101,482 - $373,101
(Median)
$100K
$180K
$370K
MEDIAN: $181,799
10%
50%
90%

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$252.10 - $432.38
(Median)
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$380
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MEDIAN: $381.00
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$150K$300K$450K
Salary
$101,482 - $373,101  
   
Bonus
$2,936 - $100,535  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $98,916  
Commission
$55,000  
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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$112,247 - $449,892  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 364
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$150$300$450
Hourly Rate
$381.70  
   
Overtime
$125.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$150K$300K$450K
Bonus
$2,936 - $100,535  
   
Commission
$55,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $98,916  
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).
)
$112,247 - $449,892  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6
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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

National Average: $203,741

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Experience Affects Law Firm Partner Salaries


National Average
$204,000


Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

Entry-Level
up arrow 39%

Skills That Affect Law Firm Partner Salaries

Real Estate
up arrow 77%

Mergers and Acquisitions
up arrow 41%

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 18%


Strategic Marketing
up arrow 8%

National Average
$204,000

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 33%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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