Average Salary for Thomas M. Cooley Law School Alumni

Lansing is home to Thomas M. Cooley Law School, a university. The data for this snapshot was collected from Thomas M. Cooley Law School graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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Thomas M. Cooley Law School Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
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XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Associate Attorney
10 salaries
$55,000  
   
Attorney / Lawyer
9 salaries
$69,245  
Senior Counsel
2 salaries
$157,975  
Managing Attorney
2 salaries
$73,000  
Contract Specialist
2 salaries
$71,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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About This School

300 S Capitol Ave
Lansing, MI 48901


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Industry

Thomas M. Cooley Law School alumni can most commonly be found in law, the law office industry, and the manufacturing industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The most popular field is the legal services industry. Thomas M. Cooley Law School graduates in the banking industry are hard pressed to find, with less than five percent of former students taking up work in this field. Those with an education from Thomas M. Cooley Law School earn an average of about $69K.

Jobs

Among Thomas M. Cooley Law School graduates, the biggest earners are Senior Counsels, who haul in around $158K on average. Next on the list are Managing Attorneys and Contract Specialists, bringing in approximately $73K and $72K, respectively. Salaries are anything but generous for Associate Attorneys, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at $55K.

Locations

Many Thomas M. Cooley Law School grads flock to Detroit, Mich. The top-paying city popular with Thomas M. Cooley Law School alumni is St. Joseph, Mich., which offers a median salary of $155K. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Thomas M. Cooley Law School alumni is Atlanta, Ga., where earnings average $70K. In addition, grads flock to New York, N.Y. as well as Los Angeles, Calif.

Degree Major

A Juris Doctor (JD), Law will compensate Thomas M. Cooley Law School grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in around $75K on average per year. Graduates holding a B.A. in Political Science (PolySci) fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of approximately $59K.

Skills

Proficiency in Legal Research is common among Thomas M. Cooley Law School alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, roughly one in four former students report doing so. Thomas M. Cooley Law School grads who have experience with Contract Negotiation can expect to make 20 percent more than other alumni ($83K on average). Client Interaction, Litigation Case Management, and Legal Compliance are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Although the larger part of grads are compensated for vacation days, only one in three grads are paid for sick time. Most former students save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Dental insurance applies to more than half of survey participants, and most respondents report health coverage. Additional benefits handed to Thomas M. Cooley Law School alumni include 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
64 %
Male
36 %
Salary
$40,268 - $81,344
Salary
$51,125 - $97,660
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

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