Salary can be a strong indicator of overall career satisfaction.
After graduation, law graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $90,981, while the bottom 20% make closer to $27,361. The median grad salary is $49,894.
Law graduate salaries over time
The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in law is $44,585, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $52,438.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
Highest paying jobs for law graduates
The highest paying career for law graduates is lawyer, with top salaries averaging around $141,093.
As per most recent US census
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