Partner Pay Gap Grows Across Gender Divide, Survey Shows

Law360, New York (September 19, 2012, 5:56 PM EDT) -- Law firm partner compensation rose to a roughly $680,000 average in 2012 — but did so with major disparities in partner pay, particularly across the gender divide, with female partners earning roughly two thirds as much as their male counterparts, according to a survey released Wednesday.

Male partners pulled in some $734,000 on average, while women took home $497,000, highlighting a gap that has grown since 2010 when male partners earned $675,000 and women earned $513,000 on average, according to the second partner compensation survey, which...
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