Employment Statistics

Class of 2011

There were 101 members of the graduating Class of 2011 and 98 (97%) responded to our survey. Within nine months of graduation, 89% of the Class of 2011 reported being employed or pursuing graduate degrees and more than 88% live in Hawai'i.*

The categories of employment and the salary ranges for the graduates in the Class of 2011 employed or pursuing graduate degrees are as follows:

Type of Position Total Number Salary Range** # Reported w/ Salary % Reported w/ Salary 25th Percentile Median 75th Percentile Mean
Private Practice (27%) 23 $24,000-$85,000 21 91% $45,000 $60,000 $75,000 $58,095
Very small firm (2-10 attys) 13 $24,000-$85,000            
Small firm (11-25 attys) 5 $45,000-$80,000            
Medium firm (26-50 attys) 4 $60,000-$80,000            
Large firm (51-100 attys) 1 approx. $85,000            
Business Industry/Other Professional (16%) 14 $35,000-$80,000 7 50% $40,000 $50,000 $52,250 $51,036
Business Industry (non-legal) 14 $35,000-$80,000            
Judicial Clerkship (37%) 32 $30,000-$65,000 30 94% $50,000 $52,500 $55,000 $52,776
Federal Court 2 $58,600-$60,000            
State Supreme Court 4 $50,000-$56,000            
Intermediate Court of Appeals 8 $50,000-$56,000            
Circuit Court 18 $30,000-$60,000            
Government (13%) 11 $30,000-$110,000 10 91% $40,000 $57,250 $60,000 $58,650
State Agency 1 approx. $40,000            
State Legislature 4 $30,000-$60,000            
County Prosecutor’s Office 3 $54,000-$70,000            
Military (active, JAG Corps) 3 $50,000-$110,000            
Public Interest (2%) 2 $54,000-$60,000 2** 100%        
Public Defender 1 approx. $54,000            
Direct Legal Service 1 approx. $60,000            
Academic (2%) 2 approx. $40,000 2** 100%        
Employment Undeterminable (1%) 1 NA            
Pursuing Advanced Degree (2%) 2              

*Percentage is calculated out of 87 Graduates (those who are employed/pursuing a degree). Please note that there are 8 graduates who were unemployed and not seeking employment and 3 graduates who were unemployed and seeking employment.

**72 of the 87 graduates who responded and are employed reported salary information. The NALP Best Practices Guide dictates that “if there are fewer than 5 reported salaries for any employment category, schools are urged not to report any salary statistics in that category in order to protect graduates’ privacy.”

Employment Statistics Class of 2011 .pdf

ABA Employment Summary for 2011 Graduates Report.pdf

National Association of Legal Professionals (NALP) Class of 2011 Summary Report.pdf

Contact

Dale W. Lee

Director of Professional Development
Phone
(808) 956-8636