Employment Statistics for Recent Graduates

Comprehensive Employment Statistics

Class of 2013 ABA Employment Report (*as required by ABA Standard 509)
Class of 2013 NALP Employment Report
Class of 2012 ABA Employment Report (*as required by ABA Standard 509)
Class of 2012 NALP Employment Report
Class of 2011 ABA Employment Report (*as required by ABA Standard 509)
Class of 2011 NALP Employment Report
Class of 2010 ABA Employment Report (*as required by ABA Standard 509)
Class of 2010 NALP Employment Report
Class of 2009 NALP Employment Report

Class of 2013: Snapshot of Key Employment Data

Total Number of Graduates: 235
Employment Status Known: 229 (97.45%)
Employment Status Unknown: 6 (2.55%)
Employed 9 Months After Graduation:  203 (88.65% of all graduates whose status is known)
Employed at Graduation: 100 (43.66% of all graduates whose status is known)
Enrolled in FT Degree Program:  2 (0.87%)
Unemployed: 23 (10.04%)
Not Seeking Work:  1 (0.44%)

Job Type (For all graduates for whom employment status is known):

Bar Admission Required/Anticipated:  140 (61.13%)
JD Advantage:  41 (17.9%) 
Other Professional: 19 (8.3%)
Non-professional Other: 3 (1.31%)

Employed Graduates:

Employed Full-Time (FT):  193 (95.07% of employed graduates)
Employed Part-Time (PT):  10 (4.93%)
Long-Term (LT) Positions:  193 (95.07%)
Short-Term (ST) Positions:  10 (4.93%)
Employed by or in Positions Funded by Marquette Law School:   0

Employment Sector (for employed graduates)

Type Percentage
Private Practice/Law Firm 56.65%
Government (excluding judicial law clerks and military) 6.40%
Judicial Clerkships 1.48%
Military 0.49%
Business 25.62%
Public Interest (includes public defender) 5.42%
Academic 3.94%

Location

Wisconsin:  75.9%
Out-of-state: 24.1%

Salaries

Salary information was reported for 116 of the 229 Class of 2013 graduates with known employment status (50.66%) and 116 of all 203 employed members of the class (57.14%).

Overall Average Salary: $66,450
Overall Median Salary: $56,600
Overall 25th Percentile: $48,000
Overall 75th Percentile: $84,500
 
     Law Firm Salaries:

Firm Size
[# with salary/total # reported]

25th Percentile Median 75th Percentile Mean
Overall [69/115 (60%)] $48,000 $55,000 $96,000 $67,804
2-10 attorneys [33/64 (51.56%)] $40,000 $48,000 $53,750 $48,212
11-25 attorneys [14/20 (70%)] $52,000 $60,000 $78,750 $69,250
26-50 attorneys [5/7 (71.43%)] $55,000 $62,000 $90,000 $70,400
51-100 attorneys [1/1*   (100%)] NA NA NA NA
101-250 attorneys [8/8 (100%)] $94,750 $110,000 $115,000 $102,625
251-500 attorneys [4/4*  (100%)] NA NA NA NA
501+ attorneys [4/4*  (100%)] NA NA NA NA
Sole practitioner [0/7*  (0%)] NA N/A NA NA

     Government, Business, Judicial Clerkship, Public Interest and Academic Salaries:

Job Setting
[# with salary/total # reported] 
25th Percentile Median 75th Percentile Mean
Government [12/17 (70.59%)] $44,250 $48,750 $58,625 $58,642
Business [22/51 (43.14%)] $55,188 $65,000 $88,000 $72,952
Judicial Clerkship [2/3*  (66.7%)] NA NA NA NA
Military [1/1* (100%)]  NA NA NA NA
Public Interest [7/11  (63.64%)] $40,000 $50,000 $57,000 $49,668
Academic [6/8 (75%)]  $31,500 $48,877 $94,915 $62,236

* A minimum of five salaries is required for each salary analysis.
 

Bar Passage

All students who graduate from Marquette University Law School and who meet the requirements set forth in Wisconsin Supreme Court Rule 40.02, which sets forth general qualifications (e.g., the attainment of the age of majority and the satisfaction of character-and-fitness requirements), are eligible for admission to the Wisconsin bar on motion, i.e., without sitting for the written bar examination.