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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS SCHOOL OF LAW

EMPLOYMENT AND SALARY REPORT SUMMARY

CLASS OF 2013

Information below is based on Class of 2013 graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation.

Employment data for the Class of 2013, provided in ABA standard format 

Class of 2013 Employment Summary

Number

Total Graduates in Class of 2013

196

Graduates whose employment status is known

190

Graduates known to be employed

172

Graduates who are enrolled in a full - time degree program

0

Graduates who are unemployed and seeking work

16

Graduates who are unemployed and not seeking work

2

Graduates with deferred start date after 9 months

0

Graduates whose employment status is unknown

6

Employment Status

Total

F/T

P/T

Bar admission required/anticipated

144

138

6

J.D. advantage; law degree enhances position

27

6

21

Professional other

0

0

0

Non-professional other

0

0

0

Undeterminable

1

0

 1

Salary Data for Graduates Employed in the Private Sector

Salaries

Median starting salary

$90,000

75th percentile salary

$148,750

25th percentile salary

$71,400

Average

$104,491

Number/percentage of graduates employed full-time in private sector reporting salary

64/84 76%

Number/percentage of graduates employed in private sector reporting salary

64/90 71%

Private Sector Salaries by Law Firm Size

25th
Percentile

Median
Salary

75th
Percentile

#

# Reporting
Salary

Solo

<5 reported

<5 reported

<5 reported

4

0

2-10

$54,000

$70,000

$80,000

37

21

11-25

$75,000

$85,490

$90,000

13

11

26-100

$70,000

$83,000

$120,000

6

5

101-500

$100,000

$132,500

$160,000

12

12

501+

$160,000

$160,000

$160,000

16

15

Unknown size

<5 reported

<5 reported

<5 reported

2

0

Salary Data for Graduates Employed in Public Interest

Salaries

Median starting salary

$41,422

75th percentile salary

$42,000

25th percentile salary

$40,000

Average

$41,141

Number/percentage of graduates employed full-time in public interest reporting salary

6/9 67%

Number/percentage of graduates employed in public interest reporting salary

6/9 67%

Salary Data for Graduates Employed in Government/Military

Salaries

Median starting salary

$50,000

75th percentile salary

$56,000

25th percentile salary

$45,000

Average

$50,796

Number/percentage of graduates employed full-time in government/military reporting salary

22/25 88%

Number/percentage of graduates employed in government/military reporting salary

22/25 88%

Salary Data for Graduates Employed in Judicial Clerkships

Salaries

Median starting salary

$53,800

75th percentile salary

$61,000

25th percentile salary

$50,000

Average

$53,543

Number/percentage of graduates employed full-time in judicial clerkships reporting salary

11/11 100%

Number/percentage of graduates employed in judicial clerkships reporting salary

11/11 100%

Salary Data for Graduates Employed in Business/Industry

Salaries

Median starting salary

$80,000

75th percentile salary

$105,000

25th percentile salary

$65,250

Average

$84,100

Number/percentage of graduates employed full-time in business/industry reporting salary 

5/12 42%

Number/percentage of graduates employed in business/industry reporting salary

5/12 42%

Type of Employment

Number

Long-term

Short-term

Law firm
Solo
2-10 attorneys
11-25 attorneys
26-50 attorneys
51-100 attorneys
101-250 attorneys
251-500 attorneys
500+ attorneys
Firm size unknown


4
37
13
3
3
9
3
16
2


3
37
13
3
3
9
3
16
0


1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2

Business & Industry

13

13

0

Government (including public defenders)/Military

25

25

0

Public interest

9

9

0

Federal Judicial Clerkship

4

4

0

State Judicial Clerkship

7

7

0

Academia

22

2

20

Unknown employer type

2

2

0

Total

172

149

23

Funding Source

Long-term position

Short-term position
(position has a definite term of less than one year)

Non-Law School Funded

139

3

Law School/University Funded

10I

20

Total

149

23

Region

States

Number

New England

Connecticut

1

Middle Atlantic

New York

3

East North Central

Ohio

1

South Atlantic

Washington DC, Virginia

4

West South Central

Texas

4

Mountain

Colorado, Nevada

3

Pacific

California, Hawaii, Washington

153

US Territory/International

Guam, US Virgin Islands

3

I These positions are either year-long fellowships or career (lasting indefinitely) bar-required positions with a median salary of $50,000. The legal settings include a federal clerkship, a direct legal services provider, a public defender's office, and the following UC Davis based positions: Immigration Clinic, Office of Technology Transfer, Campus Counsel's Office, Medical Center, Internal Audit Office, Human Resources, and the California Environmental Law and Policy Center.