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Average Salary for Thomas M. Cooley Law School Alumni

Thomas M. Cooley Law School is located in Lansing. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

Thomas M. Cooley Law School Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
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.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Attorney / Lawyer
18 salaries
$61,357  
   
Associate Attorney
10 salaries
$55,000  
General Counsel
4 salaries
$92,500  
Managing Attorney
2 salaries
$73,000  
Senior Counsel
2 salaries
$157,975  
Entry-Level Attorney
2 salaries
$52,500  
Prosecutor
2 salaries
$52,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 80
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Thomas M. Cooley Law School Details

300 S Capitol Ave
Lansing, MI 48901

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Industry

Professionally, law, the law office industry, and the banking industry are popular business areas among Thomas M. Cooley Law School alumni. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the legal services industry. Thomas M. Cooley Law School graduates in the health insurance industry industry are hard pressed to find, with less than five percent of former students taking up work in this field. Those with a degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School tend to make $66K.

Gender

After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males tend to earn $72K per year compared to females' $57K.

Jobs

The most lucrative professionals among Thomas M. Cooley Law School alumni are Senior Counsels; they earn a median annual salary of approximately $158K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at about $105K and $93K are Legal Counsels and General Counsels. Salaries are anything but generous for Entry-Level Attorneys, where earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at around $53K.

Locations

A large number of students head to Detroit after college. Orlando is another hot spot for Thomas M. Cooley Law School grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to approximately $90K). For comparison, the lowest paying city popular with Thomas M. Cooley Law School alumni is Troy, which offers median salaries of around $65K. Los Angeles is also a top pick, as is New York.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Thomas M. Cooley Law School alumni are those with a law degree — they earn close to $91K per year. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a law degree ($41K annually).

Skills

Proficiency in Legal Research is common among Thomas M. Cooley Law School alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, over a third of former students report doing so. Thomas M. Cooley Law School grads with Contract Management experience garner salaries that are 49 percent more than other grads' salaries. Also considered top-notch skills are Litigation Case Management, Client Interaction, and Legal Compliance.

Benefits and Perks

As for time away from work, a majority of the survey participants are compensated for vacation days, but only one-fourth of alumni can take paid time off due to illness. Health insurance benefits extend to a solid majority of graduates, and a majority of alums sign up for dental plans. A solid majority of former students allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Thomas M. Cooley Law School grads are also lucky enough to receive a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Compensation averages about $67K for Albany Law School alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Thomas M. Cooley Law School grads. Other schools similar to Thomas M. Cooley Law School include The John Marshall Law School, William Mitchell College of Law, and New York Law School.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
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Key Stats

Female
57 %
Male
43 %
Salary
$39,557 - $80,113
Salary
$43,828 - $100,660
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
7%
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
$41,668 - $87,111
$66,479 - $81,389
Juris Doctor (JD / Law), Litigation
$40,600
$50,053 - $84,507
$60,000 - $98,000

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