Average Salary for Thomas M. Cooley Law School Alumni

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Thomas M. Cooley Law School Alumni

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Associate Attorney
10 salaries
$55,000  
   
Attorney / Lawyer
9 salaries
$69,245  
Senior Counsel
2 salaries
$157,975  
General Counsel
2 salaries
$73,240  
Managing Attorney
2 salaries
$73,000  
Contract Specialist
2 salaries
$71,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 56

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About This School

300 S Capitol Ave
Lansing, MI 48901


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Industry

Graduates of Thomas M. Cooley Law School head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; law, the law office industry, and the manufacturing industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The most popular professional field seems to be the legal services industry. Very few Thomas M. Cooley Law School grads go into the banking industry; in fact, less than five percent of alumni enter this industry. The average salary for a grad from Thomas M. Cooley Law School is $68K.

Gender

It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of approximately $55K whereas the men's median is $72K.

Jobs

Among Thomas M. Cooley Law School graduates, the biggest earners are Senior Counsels, who haul in $158K on average. Next on the list are General Counsels and Managing Attorneys, bringing in around $73K each. Salaries are anything but generous for Associate Attorneys, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at $55K.

Locations

The most popular destination for former Thomas M. Cooley Law School students is Detroit, Mich. It is no surprise that St. Joseph, Mich., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is about $155K), is another of the most popular spots for former Thomas M. Cooley Law School students. Though Los Angeles, Calif. takes the cake for lowest pay among Thomas M. Cooley Law School grads (the median salary is $70K there), it remains a common destination for former students. Alumni express interest in Atlanta, Ga. and New York, N.Y. as well.

Degree Major

Thomas M. Cooley Law School students with a Juris Doctor (JD), Law can expect to make the most money (around $72K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. Graduates holding a law degree fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of $41K.

Skills

Legal Research is a popular skill among Thomas M. Cooley Law School alumni, with slightly less than a third of grads reporting using it on the job. Thomas M. Cooley Law School grads with Contract Negotiation experience garner salaries that are 29 percent more than other grads' salaries. Client Interaction, Litigation Case Management, and Legal Compliance are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Paid vacation days are a given for slightly more than half of the graduates, but only one in three grads are rewarded with paid sick leave. Most alumni opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. It is no small feat that most respondents are given health coverage, and a majority of alumni accept dental insurance. Thomas M. Cooley Law School alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for Albany Law School grads is $67K, making their salaries most similar to those of Thomas M. Cooley Law School grads. John Marshall Law School, William Mitchell College of Law, and New York Law School are also similar to Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

Key Stats for Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %
Salary
$38,939 - $80,127
Salary
$51,527 - $99,335
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
$40,268 - $84,507
$65,480 - $79,327
Juris Doctor (JD / Law), Litigation
$40,600

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