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Average Salary for Georgetown University Law Center Alumni

Students who graduate from Georgetown University Law Center earn between about $72K from the lowest paying jobs to approximately $200K from the most lucrative. The data for this synopsis comes from former Georgetown University Law Center students who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Georgetown University Law Center Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
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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.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Associate General Counsel
8 salaries
$160,000  
   
Associate Attorney
6 salaries
$85,988  
Attorney / Lawyer
4 salaries
$103,500  
Corporate Counsel
4 salaries
$135,351  
Senior Counsel
4 salaries
$200,202  
Legal Counsel
3 salaries
$150,000  
Executive Director
2 salaries
$72,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 63

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Industry

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

Gender

It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of around $98K whereas the men's median is $140K.

Jobs

Senior Counsels win the contest for best-paid Georgetown University Law Center alumni, making $200K on average every year, though Associate General Counsels ($160K), and Legal Counsels ($150K) are not far behind. Executive Directors get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of about $72K in this job.

Locations

The most popular destination for former Georgetown University Law Center students is Washington, DC. Georgetown University Law Center alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in San Diego, Calif., which offers a median salary of around $278K. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Georgetown University Law Center alumni is Chicago, Ill., where earnings average approximately $99K. New York, N.Y. is also a common pick among Georgetown University Law Center grads, along with Los Angeles, Calif.

Degree Major

A law degree will compensate Georgetown University Law Center grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $220K on average per year. Graduates holding a B.A. in Political Science (PolySci) fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of $76K.

Skills

Georgetown University Law Center alumni are often well versed in Contract Negotiation, with roughly a fourth of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Competency in Intellectual Property (IP) translates into above-average pay for Georgetown University Law Center grads — they earn 73 percent more than their fellow graduates. Legal Compliance, Legal Research, and Research Analysis are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Half of the graduates are allowed to take paid time off for vacation, but only about one-third of alumni get paid sick leave. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; most respondents are rewarded with health insurance and more than half of respondents report dental coverage, too. A large number of former students plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Georgetown University Law Center alumni are also on the receiving end of life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and malpractice / liability insurance.

Key Stats for Georgetown University Law Center

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %
Salary
$55,000 - $133,991
Salary
$57,500 - $193,366
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

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