Thomas M. Cooley Law School Alumni Average Salary

Thomas M. Cooley Law School is a university located in Lansing. The numbers in this rundown were provided by the Thomas M. Cooley Law School grads who participated in PayScale's salary survey.

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College Salary Report

338th

Early Career Salary 

$56,400

Mid-Career Salary 

$102,000

% High Meaning 

39 %

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Thomas M. Cooley Law School Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$50K$100K$150K
Attorney / Lawyer
36 salaries
$57,304  
   
Associate Attorney
19 salaries
$55,955  
Corporate Counsel
8 salaries
$100,000  
Compliance Specialist
6 salaries
$55,249  
General Counsel
6 salaries
$110,006  
Litigation Attorney
5 salaries
$69,919  
Legal Counsel
4 salaries
$80,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Jul 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 177
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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 are found working in a number of different fields including law, the manufacturing industry, and the law office industry. The most popular career sector among alumni is the legal services industry. Very few Thomas M. Cooley Law School grads go into the insurance legal defense industry; in fact, roughly one in twenty alumni enter this industry. Thomas M. Cooley Law School graduates see an average starting salary of $68K.

Gender

There is a sizable difference between men's post-college salaries and women's: the median for the former is approximately $80K, but the median for the latter is only $60K.

Jobs

In the Thomas M. Cooley Law School alumni professional community, Senior Counsels make the highest median pay ($170K), though Contract Specialists ($72K), and Attorneys (around $62K) are close competitors. Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Associate Attorneys who make an average of about $61K.

Locations

Many Thomas M. Cooley Law School students are Detroit, Mich.-bound following college. In addition, former Thomas M. Cooley Law School students often head to Benton Harbor, Mich. after graduating, where the median salary comes to around $170K in this top-paying city. On the far end of the pay scale, Thomas M. Cooley Law School alumni often reside in New York, N.Y., which is home to the lowest pay at approximately $79K.

Degree Major

Thomas M. Cooley Law School grads who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Juris Doctor (JD) and earn a median salary of $170K per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a law degree — their annual income amounts to $73K on average.

Skills

One-fourth of Thomas M. Cooley Law School grads wind up using Contract Negotiation at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. For Thomas M. Cooley Law School grads, proficiency in Contract Negotiation warrants a paycheck that is 23 percent more than other alumni salaries. Litigation Case Management, Client Interaction, and Legal Research are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

A majority of the survey participants do get paid time off for vacation, but only about one in three grads get paid sick time. The vast majority of alums plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Health insurance benefits extend to nearly all respondents, and a majority of former students sign up for dental plans. Thomas M. Cooley Law School alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Albany Law School grads report the most similar salaries to Thomas M. Cooley Law School alums, earning $67K on average. 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
69 %
Male
31 %
Salary
$38,798 - $81,951
Salary
$51,946 - $99,702
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

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