Average Salary for Columbia University Law School Alumni

The average starting salary for a graduate of Columbia University Law School is $143K. This report is based on the answers of Columbia University Law School graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Columbia University Law School Alumni

Median Salary by Years Experience

Years Experience
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XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
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1-4 years
5 salaries
$110,000  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 8
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Industry

The majority of Columbia University Law School alumni wind up in the financial services industry.

Gender

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

Locations

Another city that attracts a wealth of Columbia University Law School grads is Boston, Mass.; given its high compensation (around $165K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. Though New York, N.Y. takes the cake for lowest pay among Columbia University Law School grads (the median salary is approximately $123K there), it remains a common destination for former students.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Columbia University Law School alumni are those with a law degree — they earn close to $161K on average per year. Those holding a Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Jurisprudence, or Master of Law (LLM) are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $159K on average per year.

Skills

Competency in Project Management translates into above-average pay for Columbia University Law School grads — they earn 9 percent more than their fellow graduates. Compliance (Financial) is a popular skill among Columbia University Law School alumni, with roughly one in four workers reporting using it on the job.

Benefits and Perks

Health insurance benefits extend to almost all graduates, and a fair number of former students sign up for dental plans. Nearly all graduates report contributing to a 401(k).

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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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