What am I worth?
Get a free salary report »
What should I pay?
Pay the right way »

Average Salary for Columbia University Law School Alumni

This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.

Columbia University Law School Alumni

Median Salary by Years Experience

Years Experience
National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
1-4 years
6 salaries
$104,762  
   
5-9 years
2 salaries
$126,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Jan 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
United States (change)

Industry

Among Columbia University Law School grads, law is a commonly chosen career field. Columbia University Law School graduates see an estimated starting salary of $143K.

Gender

In the Columbia University Law School alumni community, men make a median salary of $156K compared to their female counterparts, who earn $110K.

Locations

It is also not uncommon to find former Columbia University Law School students living and working in Boston — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $165K. On the far end of the pay scale, Columbia University Law School alumni often reside in New York, which is home to the lowest pay at approximately $143K.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Columbia University Law School alumni are those with a law degree — they earn close to about $198K per year. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Juris Doctor (JD), Law (around $97K annually).

Skills

Columbia University Law School grads who have experience with Complex Litigation Case Management can expect to make 34 percent more than other alumni (approximately $192K on average). Columbia University Law School grads are usually competent in Regulatory Compliance, and slightly less than one-fifth of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Demonstrated ability in Complex Litigation Case Management, Legal Compliance, and Contract Negotiation rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Almost all respondents take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Health coverage is awarded to nearly all survey participants, and dental insurance is issued to the greater part of alumni as well.

Key Stats for Columbia University Law School

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %
Salary
$95,000 - $147,500
Salary
$93,350 - $170,256
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

More Salary Charts for Columbia University Law School

Most Popular Years Experience for Columbia University Law School Alumni
Median Salary Charts


Most Popular City for Columbia University Law School Alumni
Median Salary Charts


Most Popular State or Province for Columbia University Law School Alumni
Median Salary Charts


Most Popular Company Size for Columbia University Law School Alumni
Median Salary Charts


Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Salary and career advice to put you a step ahead.
newsletter icon

ADVERTISEMENT

Recent Blog Posts on Career News

Want to Get More Specific? Get a Salary Report Customized for YOU

Tell us about your current job and your skillset, and we’ll let you know how much employers are paying in your area.