Employment Stats 2018, 2017 and 2016 – BYU J. Reuben Clark Law School

Employment Stats 2018, 2017 and 2016

2018, 2017 and 2016 Employment Information (10 months after graduation)

Information for 2018 collected from 130 graduate profiles
Information for 2017 collected from 130 graduate profiles
Information for 2016 collected from 144 graduate profiles

2018 2017 2016
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Status
Employed – All 119 of 130 91.5% 115 of 130 88.50% 130 of 144 90.3%
Employed – Full Time 118 of 130 90.8% 109 of 130 83.90% 122* of 144 84.7%
Employed – Part Time 1 of 130 0.8% 6 of 130 4.60% 8 of 144 5.5%
Unemployed – Seeking 5 of 130 3.8% 6 of 130 4.60% 7 of 144 4.9%
Unemployed – Not Seeking 2 of 130 1.5% 1 of 130 0.08% 2 of 144 1.4%
Pursuing Graduate Degree 4 of 130 3.1% 5 of 130 3.80% 3 of 144 2.1%
Employment Status Unknown 0 of 130 0% 0 of 130 0% 0 of 144 0.0%
Start Date Deferred (After March 15th) 0 of 130 0% 3 of 130 2.30% 2 of 144 1.4%
2018 2017 2016
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Requirements for Position
Bar Admission Required 107 of 119 89.9% 91 of 115 79.10% 111* of 130 85.4%
JD Advantage 11 of 119 9.2% 22 of 115 19.10% 14 of 130 10.8%
Professional Position 1 of 119 0.8% 2 of 115 1.70% 5 of 130 3.9%
Non-professional Position 0 of 119 0% 0 of 115 0% 0 of 130 0.0%
2018 2017 2016
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Job Type
Judicial Clerkship 17 of 119 14.3% 13 of 115 11.30% 19 of 130 14.6%
Law Firm 55 of 119 46.2% 59 of 115 51.30%  67 of 130 51.5%
Government 22 of 119 18.5% 24 of 115 20.90% 18 of 130 13.8%
Public Interest 8 of 119 6.7% 3 of 115 2.60% 10 of 130 7.7%
Academic 4 of 119 3.4% 4 of 115 3.50% 2 of 130 1.5%
Business or Industry 13 of 119 10.9% 12 of 115 10.40% 14 of 130 10.8%
Law School or University Funded (also included
above in appropriate “job type” category)
12 of 115 10.40% 12 of 130 9.2%
2018 2017 2016
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Employer Region
New England 1 of 119 0.8% 0 of 115 0% 0 of 130 0%
Mid-Atlantic 4 of 119 3.4% 2 of 115 1.70% 3 of 130 2.3%
East North Central 2 of 119 1.7% 2 of 115 1.70% 2 of 130 1.5%
West North Central 3 of 119 2.5% 1 of 115 0.08% 0 of 130 0%
South Atlantic 9 of 119 7.6% 8 of 115 7.00% 12 of 130 9.2%
East South Central 2 of 119 1.7% 2 of 115 1.70% 0 of 130 0%
West South Central 7 of 119 5.9% 4 of 115 3.50% 7 of 130 5.4%
Mountain 82 of 119 69.0% 83 of 115 72.20% 91 of 130 70%
Pacific 9 of 119 7.6% 11 of 115 9.60% 11 of 130 8.5%
International 0 of 119 0% 2 of 115 1.70% 3 of 130 2.3%
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 2018

# w/ Jobs Reporting Salary % w/ Jobs Reporting Salary 25th% Median 75th% Mean
Overall 64 of 119 53.8% $52,000 $80,000 $121,000 $92,469
Jud Clerk 7 of 17 41.2% $51,000 $52,930 $63,000 $56,276
Law Firm 34 of 55 61.8% $82,500 $120,000 $180,000 $123,853
Government 10 of 22 45.5% $40,000 $41,500 $64,000 $47,852
Pub Int 8 of 8 100% $40,000 $50,000 $60,000 $50,176
Education 1 of 4 25% I/D I/D I/D I/D
Business/Industry 14 of 13 30.8% $88,000 $99,000 $122,640 $96,410

 

Salaries by Firm Size for 2018

# of Attorneys # w/ Jobs Reporting Salary % w/ Jobs Reporting Salary 25th% Median 75th% Mean
Solo 0 of 1 0% I/D I/D I/D I/D
2-10 5 of 13 38.5% $65,000 $70,000 $80,000 $68,800
11-25 5 of 9 55.6% $80,000 $80,000 $82,500 $84,500
26-50 5 of 9 55.6% $84,000 $115,000 $140,000 $112,000
51-100 4 of 5 80% $120,000 $120,000 $1210,000 $117,375
101-250 0 of 1 0% I/D I/D I/D I/D
251-500 5 of 5 100% $125,000 $135,000 $165,000 $145,000
500+ 0 of 0 0% $180,000 $180,000 $180,000 $169,000

 

 

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
** 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.