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Elder Law Attorneys


Beginning lawyers earn a modest salary, but the potential for higher earnings builds quickly with solid experience. A lawyer just starting out in solo practice may barely make ends meet for the first few years, especially since many law-school graduates have student loan debt. The National Center for Education Statistics reports that the average law student graduate with education debt has average undergraduate/law school debt of $145,500. In May 2018, the median salary for practicing lawyers was $120,910, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, although some senior partners earned well over $1 million a year. Ten percent of lawyers earned less than $58,220.

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