How Much Money Does It Take To Make A Lawyer Happy?

Law360, New York (August 17, 2015, 5:09 PM EDT) -- Money does make lawyers happy, but it takes a lot of money.

It turns out that attorneys who earn more than $500,000 a year are happier with their jobs than those who make under half a million dollars and are much less likely to consider jumping ship for another law firm, according to Law360’s 2015 Lawyer Satisfaction Survey released Monday.

While happiness is not directly tied to salary at every pay grade, $500,000 appears to be a threshold above which lawyers consider themselves either “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with all aspects of their jobs, the survey of 300 attorneys in a...

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