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No. Law School State Median Salary Private Median Salary Public
1 Albany Law School Union U. NY $73,000 $59,000
2 American University DC $100,000 $56,000
3 Appalachian School of Law VA N/A N/A
4 Arizona State University AZ $82,000 $58,500
5 Arizona Summit Law School AZ N/A N/A
6 Atlanta's John Marshall Law GA N/A N/A
7 Ave Maria School of Law FL $60,000 $45,000
8 Barry University FL N/A N/A
9 Baylor University TX $85,000 $61,105
10 Belmont University TN $95,000 $52,000
11 Boston College MA $180,000 $60,223
12 Boston University MA $180,000 $60,000
13 Brigham Young University UT $104,000 $40,000
14 Brooklyn Law School NY $110,000 $60,000
15 California Western CA $67,500 $66,812
16 Campbell University NC $50,000 $47,500
17 Capital University OH $62,500 $52,500
18 Cardozo-Yeshiva University NY $70,000 $60,000
19 Case Western Reserve U. OH $63,000 $53,966
20 Catholic U. of America DC $97,335 $55,963
21 Chapman University CA $75,000 $59,250
22 Charleston School of Law SC $63,000 $51,000
23 Charlotte School of Law NC N/A N/A
24 Cleveland State U. (Marshall) OH $70,000 $51,051
25 College of William and Mary VA $105,000 $56,748
26 Columbia University NY $180,000 $60,000
27 Concordia University ID $53,750 $57,000
28 Cornell University NY $180,000 $64,228
29 Creighton University NE $67,500 $60,000
30 CUNY-Queens College NY $62,500 $54,583
31 DePaul University IL $68,000 $53,750
32 Drake University IA $61,500 $55,000
33 Drexel University (Kline) PA $85,000 $48,500
34 Duke University NC $180,000 $60,000
35 Duquesne University PA $60,000 $40,553
36 Elon University NC $55,000 $49,778
37 Emory University GA $115,000 $57,000
38 Faulkner University (Jones) AL $48,000 $48,500
39 Florida A&M University FL $60,000 $41,700
40 Florida Coastal FL $50,000 $44,999
41 Florida International U. FL $67,500 $45,000
42 Florida State University FL $67,500 $46,000
43 Fordham University NY $180,000 $61,250
44 George Mason University VA $106,000 $60,000
45 George Washington U. DC $180,000 $60,000
46 Georgetown University DC $180,000 $55,000
47 Georgia State University GA $80,000 $55,000
48 Golden Gate University CA $82,000 $90,518
49 Gonzaga University WA $57,000 $51,400
50 Hamline University MN $60,000 $54,516
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About the 2020 Law School Rankings by Median Salary

Published in spring 2019, the salary statistics in PublicLegal's 2020 Raw Data Law School Rankings by Median Salary report are those of full-time, long-term employed law graduates for the class of 2017 at the time of graduation and within ten months after graduation (approximately spring 2018), as self-reported by the graduates.

The salaries indicated under the heading “Median Salary Private” reflect those salaries of the 50th  percentile, among those graduates working in private practice as law firm associates. The salaries indicated under the heading “Median Salary Public” reflect those salaries of the 50th  percentile, among those graduates working in government jobs or judicial clerkships at the federal or state level.

In determining median salaries, jobs classified as “JD advantage” have been excluded (i.e.,  positions in which the employer requires a JD or considers it an advantage to hold such a degree, but in which admission to the bar is not required).

The rationale behind entitling this report as the “2020” report is that our 2020 Law School Rankings report and 2020 Law School Profiles are of considerable interest to prospective law school applicants who seek to enroll in classes commencing in fall 2020. At the time of our publication of this report in spring 2019, these employment statistics reflected the most current data available.


Source: The data have been compiled from a variety of sources, including from data released publicly by the law schools.

Next Release: Our 2021 report is slated for publication in spring 2020.