Harvard Law School Alumni Average Salary

Those with a degree from Harvard Law School make an average of $126K. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Harvard Law School Alumni

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Aug 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,268
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After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — females earn an average $174K per year compared to males' $90K.

Degree Major

A Juris Doctor (JD), Law will compensate Harvard Law School grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in about $185K on average per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Jurisprudence, or Master of Law (LLM) — their annual income amounts to $130K on average.


Knowledge of Legal Compliance seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 47 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (approximately $185K). Regulatory Compliance is a common skill among Harvard Law School alumni — two in five grads mention using it at work.

Benefits and Perks

Health coverage is awarded to a fair number of respondents, and dental insurance is issued to half of the former students as well. A strong majority of alums opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Additional perks enjoyed by Harvard Law School grads include a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and free drinks.

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