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How Much Do Lawyers Make? 10 Surprising Stats

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Lawyers and doctors have it made, man!

At least, that’s what I always heard growing up in school: If you put in the time and effort and study really hard, you, too, can go to med school or law school, and then you’d be wealthy over night. Just like magic.

I can hear you laughing. Obviously, it doesn’t really work that way.

Does your paycheck have as many zeros in it as you thought it would when you started law school? Or are you making rather less than you expected to? Worse, maybe you’re making a decent salary… but it still isn’t enough to keep up with those student loan payments.

So how do salaries really stack up for the legal profession? Let’s break it down.

How much do lawyers make? These stats may surprise you:

So, how does your salary stack up? Tell me about it in the comments below or tweet me @CapterraHalden.

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Halden Ingwersen

Halden Ingwersen writes about HR and eLearning at Capterra. She’s a graduate of Agnes Scott College and a TEDx presenter. You can follow her on Twitter @CapterraHalden, just don’t get her started about her zombie survival plan.


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