Columbia University Law School Alumni Average Salary

The average starting salary for a graduate of Columbia University Law School is $143K. The figures in this overview come from the responses of Columbia University Law School grads who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Columbia University Law School Alumni

Median Salary by Years Experience

Years Experience
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1-4 years
3 salaries
$110,000  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 5
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Industry

A large chunk of former Columbia University Law School students are employed in the financial services industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population.

Gender

It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of about $123K whereas the men's median is $156K.

Locations

Columbia University Law School alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Boston, Mass., which offers a median salary of $165K. On the other end, Columbia University Law School grads flock to New York, N.Y., which actually offers the weakest median salary of around $123K.

Degree Major

Columbia University Law School students with a law degree can expect to make the most money ($161K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Jurisprudence, or Master of Law (LLM) (approximately $159K on average annually).

Skills

Compliance (Financial) is a popular skill among Columbia University Law School alumni, with close to one-fourth of grads reporting using it on the job. Columbia University Law School grads with Project Management abilities can expect to make 9 percent more than their former classmates ($155K).

Benefits and Perks

It is no small feat that almost all survey participants are given health coverage, and a fair number of graduates accept dental insurance. Nearly all former students allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan.

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Key Stats for Columbia University Law School

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %
Salary
$122,500
Salary
$156,230
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
13%

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