Top U.S. law schools by starting median pay of graduates in 2014

This graph shows the U.S. law schools whose graduates earn the most in 2014. Columbia law school graduates had a starting median pay in the private sector of 146,900 U.S. dollars in 2014.

U.S. law schools whose graduates earn the most in 2014

Starting median pay in U.S. dollars
Columbia Law School146,900
Harvard Law School125,400
Northwestern University School of Law110,800
University of Chicago Law School105,100
Stanford Law School104,000
Yale Law School101,800
University of Virginia School of Law97,400
University of Michigan Law School95,500
Cornell University Law School93,500
Duke Univeristy School of Law87,700
Univeristy of California at Los Angeles School of Law84,200
University of California Hastings College of the Law83,900
Georgetown University Law School83,700
University of California at Berkeley School of Law82,700
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law82,000
University of Southern California Gould School of Law80,300
University of Houston Law Center79,400
University of San Francisco School of Law79,300
Univeristy of Colorado Law School77,400
University of Texas at Austin School of Law76,700
New York University School of Law76,300
Fordham University School of Law76,200
Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law75,600
University of San Diego School of Law75,300
Santa Clara University School of Law75,100
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Release date

March 2014

Region

United States

Survey time period

2014

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