Employment Statistics

Please click on the following links to view the ABA's Employment Summary for graduates (click years to view PDFs):

2011 · 2012 · 2013

These files include data not reported to NALP (for example, the number of law school funded positions).

In addition, we have compiled the following complementary statistics below that may be useful:

Class of 2011

Class of 2012

Class of 2013

Employed At Nine Months After Graduation Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent

Employed

290

94.16

295

94.86

280 93.65

Seeking Work

7

2.27

9

2.89

9 3.01

NOT seeking work at this time

7

2.27

2

0.64

3 1.00

UNKNOWN

2

0.65

1

0.32

2 0.66

Enrolled in Full-Time Degree Program

4

1.30

4

1.29

7 2.34

Not working - start date deferred

1

0.32

0 0

Total Graduates (100% of graduates are accounted for)

310

312

301
Job Type

Law Firm

154

53.10

193

65.42

168 60.00

Judicial Clerkship
(Click here for more detailed statistics)

37

12.76

28

9.49

30 10.71

Government

30

10.34

23

7.80

24 8.57

Public Interest

45

15.52

28

9.49

41 14.64

Academic

6

2.07

5

1.69

6 2.14

Business

18

6.21

15

5.08

8 2.86

Military

3

1.02

3 1.07
Employment Requirements/Full-Time vs. Part-Time

Bar admission required/Full-time

263

90.69

278

94.24

265 94.64

Bar admission required/Part-time

4

1.38

2

0.68

1 0.36

JD preferred/Full-time

8

2.76

8

2.71

11 3.93

JD preferred/Part-time

4

1.38

0

0

0 0

Professional other/Full-time

7

2.41

6

2.03

1 0.36

Professional other/Part-time

4

1.38

1

1.34

0 0

Non-Professional other/Full-time

0

0

0

0

0 0

Non-Professional other/Part-time

0

0

0

0

2 0.71
Terms of Hire

Permanent

273

281

248

Short-term Law School Funded

11

7

3

Other Short-Term

6

7

3

Long-Term Law School Funded

0

0

26
Jobs By Region

290

100

295

100

280 100

New England

4

1.38

4

1.36

3 1.07

Mid-Atlantic (includes New York)

17

5.86

28

9.49

35 12.50

East North Central

7

2.41

5

1.69

5 1.79

West North Central

2

0.69

2

0.68

1 0.36

South Atlantic (includes Washington, DC)

32

11.03

36

12.20

27 9.64

East South Central

0

0.00

4

1.36

1 0.36

West South Central

5

1.72

8

2.71

13 4.64

Mountain

14

4.83

7

2.37

2 0.71

Pacific (includes California)

202

69.66

195

66.10

189 67.50

International

7

2.41

6

2.03

4 1.43
Breakdown of Law Firm Jobs By Firm Size

154

53.1

194

65.32

168 60.57

2 to 10 attorneys

13

8.44

10

5.18

6 3.57

11 to 25 attorneys

5

3.25

5

2.59

9 5.36

26 to 50 attorneys

5

3.25

7

3.63

5 2.98

51 to 100 attorneys

1

0.65

4

2.07

3 1.79

101 to 250 attorneys

11

7.14

12

6.22

13 7.74

251 to 500 attorneys

27

17.53

29

15.03

23 13.69

501 or more attorneys

92

59.74

126

65.28

108 64.29

Solo Practice

0

0.00

0

0.00

1 0.60 
Breakdown of Government Jobs By Government Level

30

10.34

23

7.80

24 8.57

Federal

16

53.33

13

56.52

12 50.00

Local

8

26.67

8

34.78

7 29.17

Other

0

0.00

0

0.00

1 4.17

State

6

20.00

2

8.70

4 16.67
Salaries

Percent

Percent

  Percent 

Number of Salaries Reported

229

79

261

88

217 72.58

25th Percentile

$62,000

$68,125

$69,000

Median

$145,000

$160,000

$160,000

75th Percentile

$160,000

$160,000

$160,000

Average

$115,638

$123,241

$127,291
Salaries in Selected Job Types

Private Practice

(142 salaries reported out of 154 total)

(187 salaries reported out of 193 total, or 97%)

(160 salaries reported out of 168 total, or 95.24%)

25th Percentile

$145,000

$160,000

$160,000

Median

$160,000

$160,000

$160,000

75th Percentile

$160,000

$160,000

$160,000

Average

$148,718

$148,816

$150,913

Judicial Clerk

(37 salaries reported out of 37 total)

(28 salaries reported out of 28 total, or 100%)

(29 salaries reported out of 30 total, or 96.67%)

25th Percentile

$50,000

$53,500

$50,000

Median

$55,000

$60,000

$60,000

75th Percentile

$62,000

$62,000

$64,000

Average

$57,170

$57,664

$57,034

Government

(21 salaries reported out of 30 total)

(20 salaries reported out of 23 total, or 87%)

(10 salaries reported out of 24 total, or 41.67%)

25th Percentile

$62,000

$60,500

$56,868

Median

$67,000

$69,000

$63,518

75th Percentile

$74,936

$76,268

$73,250

Average

$65,924

$68,756

$66,051

Public Interest

(23 salaries reported out of 45 total)

(15 salaries reported out of 28 total, or 54%)

(8 salaries reported out of 41 total, or 19.51%)

25th Percentile

$40,068

$40,000

$41,000

Median

$46,000

$45,000

$45,500

75th Percentile

$50,000

$46,000

$49,500

Average

$46,805

$42,653

$44,813

The above table was prepared in part from information provided by NALP, the Association for Legal Career Professionals. You can view NALP's Summary Reports by clicking here (for 2011), here (for 2012), and here (for 2013). NOTE: They have been partially redacted due to privacy concerns.