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Average Salary for American University Washington College of Law Alumni

Graduates of American University Washington College of Law on average end up making between about $80K at the bottom of the spectrum and $116K at the top. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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American University Washington College of Law Alumni

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Corporate Counsel
2 salaries
$116,000  
   
Attorney / Lawyer
2 salaries
$80,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 14 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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In the American University Washington College of Law alumni professional community, Corporate Counsels make the highest median pay (around $116K).

Degree Major

American University Washington College of Law grads who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Juris Doctor (JD), Law and earn a median salary of $102K per year. Average annual salaries for those with a Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Jurisprudence, or Master of Law (LLM) are the lowest of the pack, earning $84K.

Skills

American University Washington College of Law alumni are often well versed in Legal Research, with just over two-fifths of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Knowledge of Contract Negotiation seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 61 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($116K). Client Interaction, Contract Negotiation, and Litigation Case Management are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Roughly half of the alumni do get paid time off for illness, but only one-third of alumni get paid vacation time. The larger part of survey participants have medical plans, and more than half of graduates have dental insurance. A majority of alumni save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Graduates of American University Washington College of Law are also recipients of 403(b), life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and free drinks.

Key Stats for American University Washington College of Law

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %
Salary
$58,958 - $124,119
Salary
$95,000
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

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