October 23, 2014 – Early career and mid-career salaries for UCLA Law alumni ranked fourth among the nation’s law schools, according to PayScale’s 2014-2015 College Salary Report Part 3: Graduate Degrees. They also reported the highest alumni salaries of any public law school.
Among 55 law schools, UCLA Law alumni earned a median salary of $182,900 at their mid-career point and $88,600 during their early career. UCLA Law alumni also reported the fifth highest median mid-career salaries among all graduate schools.
The report, which for the first time compiled the salaries of graduate school alumni, also noted: “Lawyer salary potential varies wildly depending on where you attend law school, but J.D. alumni report a median mid-career salary of $139,000, making a juris doctor the tenth most lucrative graduate degree on PayScale’s list.”
The rankings are published to help future graduate students make the best possible fiscal decisions as they choose a field of study, according to PayScale.
Data for the report were collected from employees who successfully completed PayScale’s survey, roughly 1.4 million over the last year. PayScale is the creator of the largest database of individual compensation profiles in the world containing more than 40 million salary profiles.
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