TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Sep 18, 2019

In the decade since the Great Recession, wages for private lawyers have risen, with the average salary now at $144,230. However, digging deeper into a collection of data released in the last year-and-a-half shows the wealth is not being shared equally across gender, region, client type and practice areas, the ABA Journal reports. “There’s a fair bit of income inequality — that is not unique to the legal profession,” says Jon Lindsey, a partner at Major, Lindsey & Africa. The in-depth analysis looks at the highest-paid areas of the country as well as the lowest compensated regions and the differences between large and small firms, partners and associates, and for-profit and non-profit employers.