Bloomberg Law
Dec. 6, 2018, 2:02 PM

Female Law Partners Face 53 Percent Pay Gap, Survey Finds

Elizabeth Olson
Elizabeth Olson
Special Correspondent

Women law partners face a whopping 53 percent gap in pay at top U.S. law firms, according to newly released data.

Last year, female partners earned an average of $627,000 annually compared to $959,000 for male partners, according to the 2018 Partner Compensation Survey, published Dec. 6 by legal consulting firm Major, Lindsey & Africa.

The survey underscored the earnings difference, which has climbed since 2010, the first year the big-firm survey was done. The gap that year was 32 percent, but it soared to 48 percent two years later, and last year passed the 50 percent mark.

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