Legal Salary Quiz for Employers | Parker+Lynch

 

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Legal Salary Quiz

Do you know the salaries required to hire and retain premier legal talent at your corporate legal department or firm? Find out how much you know by taking our quiz. We’ll describe the job and candidate. You tell us the appropriate average salary.

Go on. Test your legal salary knowledge.

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    Staff Attorney

    Provides legal services to clients and supervising to attorneys. Requires 3 years of experience, a juris doctor, and state bar admission.

    Meet Miranda. After graduating from law school, she did some temp work and was eventually employed full time as a staff attorney for three years at a firm in her hometown. Now, she is open to moving and working at a bigger firm where she is more likely to advance. What is a competitive salary for her?

    Yes, that’s correct! Staff attorneys have a range of about $40,000, depending largely on job duties, employer size and location.

    Sorry, that’s incorrect. It’s actually $101,167. Staff attorneys have a range of about $40,000, depending largely on job duties, employer size, and location.

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    Counsel

    Practices law on behalf of the firm. Assists with the preparation and management of a specific case.

    Say hi to John. After graduating from law school and working as an associate for four years, he is eager to move up to counsel at the same firm. He has the skills, the JD, the state bar admission, and a minimum of 5 years of experience, so what can he expect to make?

    Yes, that’s correct! These pros aren’t as high-priced as a partner, but they still earn a pretty solid salary because of their experience and qualifications!

    Sorry, that’s incorrect.It’s actually $199,193. These pros aren’t as high-priced as a partner, but they still earn a pretty solid salary because of their experience and qualifications!

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    Mid-Level Associate

    Assists with preparation for hearings and trials, and personal practice planning of the law firm.

    This is Amy. She graduated from law school in 2002, and after traveling and volunteering for a year, began her career as a junior associate at a law firm. She’s been at it for 3 years now. Amy is looking to move on up as a mid-level associate. If she lands the position, what’s her new salary?

    Yes, that’s correct! With a juris doctor, state bar admission, and 3-5 years of law firm experience, it’s no wonder mid-level associates are so valuable!

    Sorry, that’s incorrect. It’s actually $153,473. With a juris doctor, state bar admission, and 3-5 years of law firm experience, mid-level associates are invaluable!

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    Litigation Support Specialist

    Provides technical support for the design, application and implementation of databases used for document reviews, production and eDiscovery projects.

    Meet Andy. He’s a former jack-of-all-trades IT professional who grew curious of data storage and security. After turning that into a career at a small IT firm, he moved to a law firm to help lawyers classify, organize, and retrieve data whenever necessary. Select the competitive salary for Andy.

    Yes, that’s correct!Within the last 10 years, thanks to more data, new laws, and advanced technology, eDiscovery has become a major part of legal teams. As far as recent job growth, the specialty field has seen numbers as high as 100, 200, even 300%.

    Sorry, that’s incorrect. It’s actually $66,101. Within the last 10 years, thanks to more data, new laws, and advanced technology, eDiscovery has become a major part of legal teams. As far as recent job growth, the specialty field has seen numbers as high as 100, 200, even 300%.

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    Legal Application Support Specialist

    Analyzes and resolves incoming technical and operational software issues.

    This is Decker. She has two years of software support experience and she does a great job monitoring the resolution process of any tech issues. She’s familiar with the industry-specific applications of her role. What’s a competitive salary?

    Yes, that’s correct! Having a legal tech pro on your team is becoming essential in this day and age – and paying your legal application support specialist the right salary is equally important!

    Sorry, that’s incorrect. It’s actually $71,230. Having a legal tech pro on your team is becoming essential in this day and age – and paying your legal application support specialist the right salary is equally important!

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