Study finds male partners make an average of 53% more than female partners at top law firms

From ABA Journal authored by Debra Cassens Weiss:

“The difference in average compensation for male and female partners at top U.S. law firms amounts to a 53 percent pay gap, according to a survey released on Thursday.

Average compensation for male partners responding to the survey was $959,000, which is 53 percent more money than the average of $627,000 paid to female partners, according to the partner compensation survey from Major, Lindsey & Africa. Average compensation for all partners was $885,000. The National Law Journal and Bloomberg Law have coverage.

Only one female partner was among the group of highest-paid partners with compensation above $4.1 million.”

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