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2023 Legal Studies Salary

There are about 238,669 students enrolled in Legal Studies in the USA.

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College is a serious investment for most undergraduates. It's important to be confident you get a high return on that investment. With that in mind, we hope the following earnings and job placement facts help you in deciding your major at college.

The average Legal Studies major brings in a first year income of $36,872 a year (close to national median 54th percentile). Later on in their careers, they commonly bring in somewhere between $24,067 and $91,871, but average around $47,014. For context, that is 22% higher than the nation's average.

The most common job placement for a Legal Studies graduate is Service Representative, which generally make approximately $22,000; next are Analyst and Account Executive, which usually earn around $54,000 and $36,000 respectively.

The Southeast has the most well paid Legal Studies graduates. PA has the best paid Legal Studies graduates of any state. Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has the best paid Legal Studies graduates of any conference..

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