Columbia University Law School Alumni Average Salary

The average starting salary for a graduate of Columbia University Law School is around $143K. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's 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
4 salaries
$122,500  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 6
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Industry

The most popular professional field seems to be the financial services industry.

Gender

A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only $123K on average compared to $156K for male graduates.

Locations

Boston, Mass. is also a common destination for Columbia University Law School grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of approximately $165K. For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with Columbia University Law School alumni is New York, N.Y., which offers a median salary of $123K.

Degree Major

Columbia University Law School grads who hold a law degree can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $161K per year. A Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Jurisprudence, or Master of Law (LLM) offers the lowest median annual financial reward (about $159K).

Skills

One in four grads report using Compliance (Financial) as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Columbia University Law School grads with Project Management experience garner salaries that are 9 percent more than other grads' salaries.

Benefits and Perks

Nearly all former students save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Dental insurance applies to a strong majority of survey participants, and the vast majority of graduates report health coverage.

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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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