Male Partners Make 53% More Than Female Colleagues

Law360 (December 6, 2018, 6:16 PM EST) -- Female partners receive markedly less compensation on average than their male colleagues at U.S. law firms, and the 53 percent pay gap is driven largely by discrepancies in origination and hourly rates, a report released on Thursday has found.

According to the 2018 Partner Compensation Survey published by legal recruiter Major Lindsey & Africa, the average compensation for male partners was $959,000, compared to $627,000 for women, and female partners were six times as likely to believe there was a gender pay gap at their firm at all.

The pay gap has persisted in each of the five biennial surveys since...

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