Thomas M. Cooley Law School Alumni Average Salary

Located in Lansing, Thomas M. Cooley Law School is a university. The figures in this overview come from the responses of Thomas M. Cooley Law School grads who took 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
9 salaries
$60,000  
   
Attorney / Lawyer
9 salaries
$65,003  
Senior Counsel
2 salaries
$157,975  
Managing Attorney
2 salaries
$73,000  
Contract Specialist
2 salaries
$71,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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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; the legal services industry, the law office industry, and the manufacturing industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. Former Thomas M. Cooley Law School graduates bring in $69K on average.

Jobs

In the Thomas M. Cooley Law School alumni professional community, Senior Counsels make the highest median pay (around $158K), though Managing Attorneys ($73K), and Contract Specialists (about $72K) are close competitors. Associate Attorneys face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $55K.

Locations

A large number of students head to New York, N.Y. after college. It is also not uncommon to find former Thomas M. Cooley Law School students living and working in St. Joseph, Mich. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $155K. For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with Thomas M. Cooley Law School alumni is Atlanta, Ga., which offers a median salary of approximately $50K. Other cities of interest include Detroit, Mich. and Los Angeles, Calif.

Degree Major

Thomas M. Cooley Law School students with a Juris Doctor (JD), Law can expect to make the most money ($77K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. Average annual salaries for those with a B.A. in Political Science (PolySci) are the lowest of the pack, earning $59K.

Skills

Negotiation commands a pay premium of 21 percent for Thomas M. Cooley Law School grads. Many Thomas M. Cooley Law School grads have knowledge of Legal Research, with slightly less than a third of alumni using this program on the clock. Other top skills include Client Interaction, Litigation Case Management, and Legal Compliance.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, nearly one in four former students report receiving the former, whereas just half of the alumni report receiving the latter. Most respondents opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a large number of respondents are rewarded with health insurance and a majority of grads report dental coverage, too. Thomas M. Cooley Law School alumni are also on the receiving end of 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. Other schools similar to Thomas M. Cooley Law School include John Marshall Law School, William Mitchell College of Law, and New York Law School.

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Key Stats for Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %
Salary
$40,000 - $80,612
Salary
$51,382 - $99,335
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

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