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Key Findings:

  • Average compensation for all partners was $885,000, up 1% from 2016 ($877,000). 
  • Male partners’ average compensation outpaces that of female partners ($959,000 vs. $627,000).
  • 78% of respondents classified themselves as Very Satisfied, Moderately Satisfied or Slightly Satisfied with their life as attorneys.
  • Regression analysis indicates originations and billing rates together were responsible for nearly 75% of the overall variation in compensation across all partners in this survey.
  • Average compensation for all partners was $885,000, up 1% from 2016 ($877,000).
  • Male partners’ average compensation outpaces that of female partners ($959,000 vs. $627,000).
  • 78% of respondents classified themselves as Very Satisfied, Moderately Satisfied or Slightly Satisfied with their life as attorneys.
  • Regression analysis indicates originations and billing rates together were responsible for nearly 75% of the overall variation in compensation across all partners in this survey.
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Over the years, MLA has prided itself on being the industry leader in market research. Please take a moment to download and view our surveys from years past.

2010 Partner Compensation Survey

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2012 Partner Compensation Survey

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2014 Partner Compensation Survey

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2016 Partner Compensation Survey

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2017 London Partner Compensation Survey

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