$181,124
Avg. Salary
$356
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$20,732

Bonus

$18,247

Profit Sharing

$30,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Law Firm Partner is $356 per hour.

The average pay for a Law Firm Partner is $181,124 per year.

$65.00
10%
$356.05
50%
$500.00
90%
MEDIAN $356.05
$99k
10%
$181k
50%
$356k
90%
MEDIAN $181,124
$99,373 - $355,594
$99K
$180K
$360K
MEDIAN: $181,124
10%
50%
90%

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$65.00 - $500
$65
$360
$500
MEDIAN: $356
10%
50%
90%

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$0$449K
Salary $99,373 - $355,594
Bonus $3,045 - $101,624
Profit Sharing $1,957 - $177,740
Commission $3,020 - $124,162
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$109,201 - $449,041
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 746
Hourly Data $0$500
Hourly Rate $65.00 - $500
Overtime $343
Annual Data $0$449K
Bonus $3,045 - $101,624
Commission $3,020 - $124,162
Profit Sharing $1,957 - $177,740
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$109,201 - $449,041
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 19

Job Description for Law Firm Partner

A law firm partner is a joint owner of their firm and helps oversee its day-to-day operations. They directly supervise the firm’s legal and technical support teams, coordinate logistics for new cases, and manage budgets and vendor relationships. Other duties of a law firm partner include handling numerous cases simultaneously, interacting with lawyers within the firm to provide advice and guidance, managing payroll, and hiring clerks. These professionals also implement initiatives in the office to make sure that the office remains compliant with local, state, and federal regulations, as well as update staff on administrative issues as necessary.

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Law Firm Partner Tasks
  • Advise clients in business transactions, claim liability, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits or legal rights and obligations.
  • Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges, and question witnesses during the course of a trial.
  • Analyze and interpret laws, rulings, and regulations with probable case outcomes for individuals and businesses.
  • Represent clients in court or before government agencies, present and summarize cases to judges and juries.
  • Gather evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions; evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments for presentation of cases.

Common Career Paths for Law Firm Partner


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Law Firm Partners may not see large compensation differences if they transition into an upper-level role such as Law Firm Managing Partner. Managing Partner, Law Firms on average make about as much as Law Firm Partners do. Law Firm Partners most frequently become Attorneys and General Counsels even though median compensation is $122K lower and $51K lower, respectively.

Law Firm Partner Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Law Firm Partner

Pay by Experience for a Law Firm Partner has a positive trend. An entry-level Law Firm Partner with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $115,000 based on 17 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Law Firm Partner with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $166,000 based on 95 salaries. An experienced Law Firm Partner which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $204,000 based on 194 salaries. A Law Firm Partner with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $250,000 based on 128 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $202,888

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 54 percent, Law Firm Partners in Houston receive some of the highest pay in the country. Law Firm Partners can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+45 percent), Seattle (+43 percent), New York (+35 percent), and Washington (+33 percent). Law Firm Partners in New Orleans earn salaries far below the national average by 34 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Employers pay around 19 percent less in Cleveland and 15 percent less in Columbus, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Law Firm Partner Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Law Firm Partner?

Law Firm Partner in Los Angeles:
"Busy."
Pros: The amount of dignified customers
Cons: Traffic

Law Firm Partner in Miami:
Clearly define your responsibilities and benefits of being a partner.

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Key Stats for Law Firm Partner

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 142 votes.
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
35%

Experience Affects Law Firm Partner Salaries

▲23%

▲1%

National Average
$203,000

Mid-Career
▼18%

Entry-Level
▼43%

Skills That Affect Law Firm Partner Salaries

Real Estate
▲77%

Mergers and Acquisitions
▲41%

Intellectual Property (IP)
▲22%



National Average
$203,000

Litigation Case Management
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 142 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 24%