A serious motivational factor for many aspiring lawyers is the potential income that top attorneys earn. A recent New York Times article strives to deconstruct “the one percent”, and the folks at the Above The Law blog have pulled out the data from the article relevant to lawyers.
They point out, among other cool factoids, that only physicians, CEOs, and public administrators rank ahead of attorneys on the list of livelihoods represented among the 1%.
There are some truly compelling statistics in this article, and a very interesting interactive breakdown of earnings by career.
How many of you are going to law school with the hopes of joining the 1%?