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Salary

Average Salary: $94,350

Expected Lifetime Earnings: $3,939,000


If you only get a bachelor’s degree, around $90-$100k is about as much as you can hope for money-wise. (That's not right out of the gate—probably closer to $50k to start and then work your way up.) You should be able to find a lot of lawyers who are making less than that, even after attending three years of laugh school. And, when you do find them, you will probably take great pleasure in rubbing that fact in their faces.

We'd keep away from this face though, if we were you.

If you have gone and acquired a PhD, you can plan instead on making around 70-80k to start and up to 150k if you spend some time climbing the ladder. Maybe even more than that if you have an extension ladder.

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