Robert Half Legal 2016 Salary Guide

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  • 2016 HIRING AND COMPENSATION TRENDS © 2015 Robert Half Legal. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. 1 http://www.roberthalf.com/legal
  • © 2015 Robert Half Legal. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. The Legal Staffing Challenge 2   The skilled talent shortage is becoming increasingly apparent. Nearly two-thirds (64%) of lawyers polled by Robert Half Legal said it is challenging for their law firms or companies to find skilled legal professionals today. 2 Source: Robert Half Legal survey of 200 lawyers with the largest law firms and companies in the United States http://www.roberthalf.com/legal
  • © 2015 Robert Half Legal. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. Practice Areas in Demand 3   3 33% 26% 7% 6% 6% Practice areas that are expected to generate the greatest number of legal jobs in the next two years:* *Top responses shown Source: Robert Half Legal survey of 200 lawyers with the largest law firms and companies in the United States Litigation General business/ commercial law Healthcare Real estate Intellectual property http://www.roberthalf.com/legal
  • © 2015 Robert Half Legal. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. 2016 Outlook §  Average increase for starting salaries across the legal field in the U.S. will be 3.1% §  Compensation for some positions is expected to slightly exceed the national average: Paralegal/ Legal Assistant (7+ years’ experience) small/midsize law firm +4.0% +4.7% Licensed Lawyer (10+ years’ experience) midsize law firm 4   4 http://www.roberthalf.com/legal
  • © 2015 Robert Half Legal. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. Fastest Growing Industries 5 AK WA OR CA MT ID WY ND MN WI IL IN OH KY TN MS AL GA SC FL NC VAWV PA NY ME MI IA MO AR LA SD NE KS OK TX NV UT CO AZ NM HIHI NJ DE MD DC VT NH MA RI CT 1. Healthcare 2. Technology 3. Construction 4. Real Estate/Property Management 5. Financial Services 1 1. Financial Services 2. Manufacturing 3. Healthcare 4. Professional Services 5. Service 4 1. Manufacturing 2. Healthcare 3. Financial Services 4. Service 5. Professional Services 5 1. Healthcare 2. Construction 3. Manufacturing 4. Real Estate/Property Management 5. Technology 2 1. Healthcare 2. Manufacturing 3. Financial Services 4. Service 5. Transportation 6 1. Healthcare 2. Technology 3. Manufacturing 4. Financial Services 5. Service 7 1. Financial Services 2. Healthcare 3. Manufacturing 4. Pharmaceutical 5. Nonprofit 8 1. Healthcare 2. Manufacturing 3. Financial Services 4. Oil & Gas/Energy 5. Technology 3 1. Healthcare 2. Real Estate/Property Management 3. Financial Services 4. Construction 5. Service 9 http://www.roberthalf.com/legal
  • © 2015 Robert Half Legal. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. Positions in Demand 6 1. Contract Administrator 2. Corporate Paralegal 3. Legal Secretary 4. Litigation Secretary 5. Associate 1 1. Patent Lawyer 2. Legal Assistant 3. Real Estate Paralegal 4. Contract Lawyer 5. Patent Prosecution Paralegal 2 1. Litigation Paralegal 2. Compliance Analyst 3. Corporate Paralegal 4. Litigation Legal Secretary 5. Corporate Lawyer 4 1. Litigation Legal Secretary 2. Paralegal 3. Compliance Director 4. Legal Secretary 5. Litigation Associate 3 1. Litigation Paralegal 2. Litigation Legal Secretary 3. Real Estate Lawyer 4. Corporate Lawyer 5. Corporate Paralegal 1. Commercial Real Estate Lawyer 2. Corporate Paralegal 3. Real Estate Paralegal 4. Compliance Administrator 5. Litigation Associate 1. Contract Administrator 2. Corporate Paralegal 3. Real Estate Paralegal 4. Patent Lawyer 5. Compliance Analyst 1. Legal Secretary 2. Paralegal 3. Lawyer 4. Contract Administrator 5. Executive Legal Assistant 5 AK WA OR CA MT ID WY ND MN WI IL IN OH KY TN MS AL GA SC FL NC VAWV PA NY ME MI IA MO AR LA SD NE KS OK TX NV UT CO AZ NM HIHI NJ DE MD DC VT NH MA RI CT 7 8 9 http://www.roberthalf.com/legal
  • © 2015 Robert Half Legal. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. Benefits of a Flexible Staffing Structure 7   7 Lawyers were asked, “For which of the following circumstances might your law firm or company use lawyers on a project, contract or temporary basis?” 56% 44% 27% 21% To work on large projects that require more resources than currently exist To work on cases or matters requiring a specific type of expertise To evaluate a candidate for a possible full-time position To fill in for full-time lawyers who are on extended leave *Top responses shown. Source: Robert Half Legal survey of 350 lawyers with the largest law firms and companies in the United States and Canada http://www.roberthalf.com/legal
  • © 2015 Robert Half Legal. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. More Tools for Your Business Robert Half Legal Salary Center Look up salary ranges for individual positions, customized to your location: roberthalflegal.com/salary-center 8   8 http://www.roberthalf.com/legal http://www.roberthalflegal.com/salary-center
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  • 2016 HIRING AND COMPENSATION TRENDS © 2015 Robert Half Legal. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. 1 http://www.roberthalf.com/legal
  • © 2015 Robert Half Legal. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. The Legal Staffing Challenge 2   The skilled talent shortage is becoming increasingly apparent. Nearly two-thirds (64%) of lawyers polled by Robert Half Legal said it is challenging for their law firms or companies to find skilled legal professionals today. 2 Source: Robert Half Legal survey of 200 lawyers with the largest law firms and companies in the United States http://www.roberthalf.com/legal
  • © 2015 Robert Half Legal. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. Practice Areas in Demand 3   3 33% 26% 7% 6% 6% Practice areas that are expected to generate the greatest number of legal jobs in the next two years:* *Top responses shown Source: Robert Half Legal survey of 200 lawyers with the largest law firms and companies in the United States Litigation General business/ commercial law Healthcare Real estate Intellectual property http://www.roberthalf.com/legal
  • © 2015 Robert Half Legal. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. 2016 Outlook §  Average increase for starting salaries across the legal field in the U.S. will be 3.1% §  Compensation for some positions is expected to slightly exceed the national average: Paralegal/ Legal Assistant (7+ years’ experience) small/midsize law firm +4.0% +4.7% Licensed Lawyer (10+ years’ experience) midsize law firm 4   4 http://www.roberthalf.com/legal
  • © 2015 Robert Half Legal. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. Fastest Growing Industries 5 AK WA OR CA MT ID WY ND MN WI IL IN OH KY TN MS AL GA SC FL NC VAWV PA NY ME MI IA MO AR LA SD NE KS OK TX NV UT CO AZ NM HIHI NJ DE MD DC VT NH MA RI CT 1. Healthcare 2. Technology 3. Construction 4. Real Estate/Property Management 5. Financial Services 1 1. Financial Services 2. Manufacturing 3. Healthcare 4. Professional Services 5. Service 4 1. Manufacturing 2. Healthcare 3. Financial Services 4. Service 5. Professional Services 5 1. Healthcare 2. Construction 3. Manufacturing 4. Real Estate/Property Management 5. Technology 2 1. Healthcare 2. Manufacturing 3. Financial Services 4. Service 5. Transportation 6 1. Healthcare 2. Technology 3. Manufacturing 4. Financial Services 5. Service 7 1. Financial Services 2. Healthcare 3. Manufacturing 4. Pharmaceutical 5. Nonprofit 8 1. Healthcare 2. Manufacturing 3. Financial Services 4. Oil & Gas/Energy 5. Technology 3 1. Healthcare 2. Real Estate/Property Management 3. Financial Services 4. Construction 5. Service 9 http://www.roberthalf.com/legal
  • © 2015 Robert Half Legal. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. Positions in Demand 6 1. Contract Administrator 2. Corporate Paralegal 3. Legal Secretary 4. Litigation Secretary 5. Associate 1 1. Patent Lawyer 2. Legal Assistant 3. Real Estate Paralegal 4. Contract Lawyer 5. Patent Prosecution Paralegal 2 1. Litigation Paralegal 2. Compliance Analyst 3. Corporate Paralegal 4. Litigation Legal Secretary 5. Corporate Lawyer 4 1. Litigation Legal Secretary 2. Paralegal 3. Compliance Director 4. Legal Secretary 5. Litigation Associate 3 1. Litigation Paralegal 2. Litigation Legal Secretary 3. Real Estate Lawyer 4. Corporate Lawyer 5. Corporate Paralegal 1. Commercial Real Estate Lawyer 2. Corporate Paralegal 3. Real Estate Paralegal 4. Compliance Administrator 5. Litigation Associate 1. Contract Administrator 2. Corporate Paralegal 3. Real Estate Paralegal 4. Patent Lawyer 5. Compliance Analyst 1. Legal Secretary 2. Paralegal 3. Lawyer 4. Contract Administrator 5. Executive Legal Assistant 5 AK WA OR CA MT ID WY ND MN WI IL IN OH KY TN MS AL GA SC FL NC VAWV PA NY ME MI IA MO AR LA SD NE KS OK TX NV UT CO AZ NM HIHI NJ DE MD DC VT NH MA RI CT 7 8 9 http://www.roberthalf.com/legal
  • © 2015 Robert Half Legal. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. Benefits of a Flexible Staffing Structure 7   7 Lawyers were asked, “For which of the following circumstances might your law firm or company use lawyers on a project, contract or temporary basis?” 56% 44% 27% 21% To work on large projects that require more resources than currently exist To work on cases or matters requiring a specific type of expertise To evaluate a candidate for a possible full-time position To fill in for full-time lawyers who are on extended leave *Top responses shown. Source: Robert Half Legal survey of 350 lawyers with the largest law firms and companies in the United States and Canada http://www.roberthalf.com/legal
  • © 2015 Robert Half Legal. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. More Tools for Your Business Robert Half Legal Salary Center Look up salary ranges for individual positions, customized to your location: roberthalflegal.com/salary-center 8   8 http://www.roberthalf.com/legal http://www.roberthalflegal.com/salary-center
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