Average Law Firm Partner Salary

$182,126
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$20,686
Bonus
$35,000
Commission
$19,355
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Law Firm Partner is $182,126.
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$101k
MEDIAN
$182k
90%
$351k
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$101k - $351k
Bonus
$5k - $101k
Profit Sharing
$3k - $179k
Commission
$29k - $102k
Total Pay
$114k - $439k
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What Do Law Firm Partners Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Law Firm Partner

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What Are Popular Skills for Law Firm Partners?

Skills in Complex Litigation Case Management and Contract Negotiation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Strategic Marketing, Litigation Case Management and Client Interaction.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Law Firm Partners?

An early career Law Firm Partner with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $116,264 based on 18 salaries. A mid-career Law Firm Partner with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $144,962 based on 102 salaries. An experienced Law Firm Partner with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $181,576 based on 392 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $213,270.
Employees with Law Firm Partner in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 38.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (36.0% more) and Los Angeles, California (19.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (14.1% less) and Miami, Florida (11.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 772 survey responses.
Early Career
2.3%
Mid Career
13.2%
Experienced
50.8%
Late Career
33.7%

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