Employment Stats 2017, 2016 and 2015 – BYU J. Reuben Clark Law School

Employment Stats 2017, 2016 and 2015

2017, 2016 and 2015 Employment Information (10 months after graduation)

Information for 2017 collected from 130 graduate profiles
Information for 2016 collected from 144 graduate profiles
Information for 2015 collected from 133 graduate profiles

2017 2016 2015
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Status
Employed – All 115 of 130 88.50% 130 of 144 90.3% 117 of 133 87.97%
Employed – Full Time 109 of 130 83.90% 122* of 144 84.7% 101** of 133 75.94%
Employed – Part Time 6 of 130 4.60% 8 of 144 5.5% 16 of 133 12.03%
Unemployed – Seeking 6 of 130 4.60% 7 of 144 4.9% 7 of 133 5.26%
Unemployed – Not Seeking 1 of 130 0.08% 2 of 144 1.4% 6 of 133 4.51%
Pursuing Graduate Degree 5 of 130 3.80% 3 of 144 2.1% 1 of 133 0.75%
Employment Status Unknown 0 of 130 0% 0 of 144 0.0% 1 of 133 0.75%
Start Date Deferred (After March 15th) 3 of 130 2.30% 2 of 144 1.4%
2017 2016 2015
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Requirements for Position
Bar Admission Required 91 of 115 79.10% 111* of 130 85.4% 95** of 117 81.20%
JD Advantage 22 of 115 19.10% 14 of 130 10.8% 17*** of 117 14.53%
Professional Position 2 of 115 1.70% 5 of 130 3.9% 5 of 117 4.27%
Non-professional Position 0 of 115 0% 0 of 130 0.0% 0 of 117 0.00%
2017 2016 2015
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Job Type
Judicial Clerkship 13 of 115 11.30% 19 of 130 14.6% 18 of 117 15.38%
Law Firm 59 of 115 51.30%  67 of 130 51.5% 52 of 117 44.44%
Government 24 of 115 20.90% 18 of 130 13.8% 18 of 117 15.38%
Public Interest 3 of 115 2.60% 10 of 130 7.7% 6 of 117 5.13%
Academic 4 of 115 3.50% 2 of 130 1.5% 3 of 117 2.56%
Business or Industry 12 of 115 10.40% 14 of 130 10.8% 20 of 117 17.09%
Law School or University Funded (also included
above in appropriate “job type” category)
12 of 115 10.40% 12 of 130 9.2% 12 of 117 10.26%
2017 2016 2015
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Employer Region
New England 0 of 115 0% 0 of 130 0% 0 of 117 0.00%
Mid-Atlantic 2 of 115 1.70% 3 of 130 2.3% 1 of 117 0.85%
East North Central 2 of 115 1.70% 2 of 130 1.5% 2 of 117 1.71%
West North Central 1 of 115 0.08% 0 of 130 0% 0 of 117 0.00%
South Atlantic 8 of 115 7.00% 12 of 130 9.2% 8 of 117 5.98%
East South Central 2 of 115 1.70% 0 of 130 0% 0 of 117 0.00%
West South Central 4 of 115 3.50% 7 of 130 5.4% 5 of 117 4.27%
Mountain 83 of 115 72.20% 91 of 130 70% 84 of 117 71.80%
Pacific 11 of 115 9.60% 11 of 130 8.5% 15 of 117 12.82%
International 2 of 115 1.70% 3 of 130 2.3% 2 of 117 1.71%
Location Unknown 1 of 117 0.85%

*Includes 12 year-long, full-time public interest fellowships funded by the BYU Law School.

Salary Information

Salaries by Employer Type for 2017

# w/ Jobs Reporting Salary % w/ Jobs Reporting Salary Average 25th% Median 75th%
Overall 64 of 115 55.7% $81,008 $45,000 $70,500 $108,000
Jud Clerk 7 of 13 53.8% $50,433 $47,500 $52,000 $55,000
Law Firm 32 of 59 54.2% $106,244 $75,000 $106,500 $120,000
Government 14 of 24 58.3% $46,071 $40,000 $40,000 $45,000
Pub Int 2 of 3 66.6% I/D I/D I/D I/D
Business or Industry 7 of 12 58.3% $82,100 $62,500 $71,000 $100,000
Education 2 of 4 50.0% I/D I/D I/D I/D

Salaries by Firm Size for 2017

# of Attorneys # w/ Jobs Reporting Salary % w/ Jobs Reporting Salary Average 25th% Median 75th%
Solo 0 0 I/D I/D I/D I/D
2 to 10 8 of 24 33.3% $57,750 $42,000 $60,500 $75,750
11 to 25 3 of 10 30% $98,333 $70,000 $105,000 $120,000
26 to 50 3 of 3 100% $93,333 $80,000 $100,000 $100,000
51 to 100 5 of 5 100% $109,600 $105,000 $110,000 $115,000
101 to 250 5 of 5 100% $130,600 $120,000 $130,000 $135,000
251 to 500 3 of 4 75% $133,333 $115,000 $115,000 $170,000
501+ 5 of 8 62.5% $152,360 $130,000 $180,000 $180,000

Salaries by Employer Type for 2016*

# w/ Jobs Reporting Salary % w/ Jobs Reporting Salary Average 25th% Median 75th%
Overall 89 of 130 68.5% $80,586 $50,000 $70,000 $105,000
Jud Clerk 11 of 19 57.9% $56,449 $48,000 $52,000 $65,000
Law Firm 50 of 67 74.6% $96,500 $60,000 $85,000 $115,000
Government 12 of 18 66.7% $55,250 $40,000 $60,000 $70,000
Pub Int 8 of 10 80.0% $41,250 $40,000 $40,000 $40,000
Academic 1 of 2 50.0% I/D I/D I/D I/D
Business or Industry 7 of 14 50.0% $80,000 $80,000 $100,000 $117,000

* Law School Funded are included

Salaries by Firm Size for 2016

# of Attorneys # w/ Jobs Reporting Salary % w/ Jobs Reporting Salary Average 25th% Median 75th%
2 to 10 17 of 29 58.6%
$58,447
$51,600
$56,000
$62,000
11 to 25 8 of 11 72.7%
$78,125
$65,000
$75,000
$80,000
26 to 50 7 of 8 87.5%
$102,771
$82,000
$105,000
$120,000
51 to 100 5 of 5 100.0%
$125,600
$103,000
$105,000
$160,000
101 to 250 4 of 4 100.0%
$110,250
$108,000
$109,000
$115,000
251 to 500 3 of 3 100.00%
I/D
I/D
I/D
I/D
501+ 6 of 6 100.0% $176,333 $160,000 $160,000 $245,000

Salaries by Employer Type for 2015

# w/ Jobs Reporting Salary % w/ Jobs Reporting Salary Average Min 25th% Median 75th% Max
Overall 67 of 117 57.26% $70,521.00 $20,000.00 $48,000.00 $65,000.00 $80,000.00 $160,000.00
Jud Clerk 15 of 18 83.33% $46,713.00 $35,000.00 $35,000.00 $45,000.00 $52,000.00 $74,300.00
Law Firm 30 of 52 57.69% $86,567.00 $20,000.00 $65,000.00 $77,500.00 $110,000.00 $160,000.00
Government 8 of 18 44.44% $58,788.00 $50,000.00 $51,000.00 $56,350.00 $65,300.00 $75,000.00
Pub Int 0 of 6 0.00% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Academic 1 of 3 33.33% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Business or Industry 13 of 20 43.33% $70,534.00 $37,440.00 $62,000.00 $67,000.00 $74,000.00 $110,000.00
Law School Funded** 12 of 12 100.00% $40,000.00 $40,000.00 $40,000.00 $40,000.00 $40,000.00 $40,000.00

** Because of the way NALP treats “stipends” in their salary reporting and statistics, the stipends for law school/university funded positions are not included in the “Overall Employed,” “Judicial Clerkship,” “Government,” or “Public Interest” salary numbers above. Our fellows work in a variety of government, non-profit, and other public interest positions.

Salaries by Firm Size for 2015

# of Attorneys # w/ Jobs Reporting Salary % w/ Jobs Reporting Salary Average Min 25th% Median 75th% Max
1 to 10 12 of 25 48.00% $63,917.00 $32,000.00 $55,000.00 $67,000.00 $72,000.00 $84,000.00
11 to 25 3 of 4 75.00% $83,333.00 $65,000.00 N/A $75,000.00 N/A $110,000.00
26 to 50 3 of 4 75.00% $81,667.00 $45,000.00 N/A $80,000.00 N/A $120,000.00
51 to 100 4 of 6 66.67% $78,250.00 $20,000.00 N/A $86,500.00 N/A $120,000.00
101 to 250 3 of 4 75.00% $105,667.00 $100,000.00 N/A $107,000.00 N/A $110,000.00
251 to 500 3 of 3 100.00% $128,333.00 $115,000.00 N/A $125,000.00 N/A $145,000.00
501+ 2 of 3 66.67% $160,000.00 $160,000.00 N/A $160,000.00 N/A $160,000.00
Solo Practice 0 of 3 0.00 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
** Because of the way NALP treats “stipends” in their salary reporting and statistics, the stipends for law school/university funded positions are not included in the “Overall Employed,” “Judicial Clerkship,” “Government,” or “Public Interest” salary numbers above. Our fellows work in a variety of government, non-profit, and other public interest positions.