Average Salary for Thomas M. Cooley Law School Alumni

Thomas M. Cooley Law School is a university based in Lansing. This report is based on the responses of Thomas M. Cooley Law School graduates who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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Thomas M. Cooley Law School Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
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Associate Attorney
10 salaries
$55,000  
   
Attorney / Lawyer
8 salaries
$67,407  
Managing Attorney
2 salaries
$73,000  
Contract Specialist
2 salaries
$71,500  
Senior Counsel
2 salaries
$157,975  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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About This School

300 S Capitol Ave
Lansing, MI 48901


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Industry

Former Thomas M. Cooley Law School students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including law, the law office industry, and the manufacturing industry. Among Thomas M. Cooley Law School grads, the legal services industry is a commonly chosen career field. Less than five percent of Thomas M. Cooley Law School grads move into the banking industry — it is the road least traveled for this demographic. Graduates of Thomas M. Cooley Law School earn approximately $69K on average.

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 Managing Attorneys and Contract Specialists, bringing in $73K and $72K, respectively. Associate Attorneys get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of $55K in this job.

Locations

Many Thomas M. Cooley Law School students are New York, N.Y.-bound following college. It is no surprise that St. Joseph, Mich., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is around $155K), is another of the most popular spots for former Thomas M. Cooley Law School students. Detroit, Mich. is a popular spot for former Thomas M. Cooley Law School students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at about $68K. Atlanta, Ga. and Los Angeles, Calif. also rank high on the list of cities.

Degree Major

Thomas M. Cooley Law School grads who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Juris Doctor (JD), Law and earn a median salary of approximately $75K per year. A B.A. in Political Science (PolySci) offers the lowest median annual financial reward (about $59K).

Skills

Thomas M. Cooley Law School grads with Contract Negotiation experience garner salaries that are 27 percent more than other grads' salaries. Legal Research is a common skill among Thomas M. Cooley Law School alumni — one in four grads mention using it at work. Other prime know-hows include Client Interaction, Litigation Case Management, and Legal Compliance.

Benefits and Perks

Slightly more than half of the former students report receiving paid vacation days, but just one in three grads are paid for sick leave. Most respondents set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a large number of grads are rewarded with health insurance and a majority of alums report dental coverage, too. Thomas M. Cooley Law School grads also enjoy benefits like a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Albany Law School grads bring in salaries of around $67K, making them the most similar to Thomas M. Cooley Law School alumni in terms of earnings. John Marshall Law School, William Mitchell College of Law, and New York Law School are also similar to Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

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Key Stats for Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %
Salary
$40,268 - $81,344
Salary
$51,782 - $98,497

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

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