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Public Service Attorney Salary Survey: Frequently Asked Questions

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Will NALP be publishing the results of this survey? When?

Yes, we are planning to release the results of the survey after we have a chance to study the data. To get a sense of what the resulting report might look like, you can check out our 2022 Public Service Salary Report. You can also look at all the press releases we've issued to accompany prior reports. Collectively, these documents should give you a good idea of what to expect.

We plan to release the report in spring 2024. Check back at, where you can expect to see an announcement when we eventually release this data.

How will I be able to get access to the report?

Organizations that participate in the survey can request access to the report for free. Access to the survey will also be available as a benefit of membership to PSJD's jobseeker & school administrator members. Otherwise, access to the report will be available for anyone who purchases a copy. (The report will be for sale via the NALP bookstore.)

Does completing the survey come with any other benefits (beyond free access to the resulting report)?

Why, yes! Participants will receive free access not only to NALP’s resulting research but to NALP’s network of legal career professionals. Employers who participate in the research and are not already members of NALP will receive a complimentary year of membership, allowing them not only to access the resulting research but discuss its insights with colleagues across the country and NALP’s professional staff.

Who has access to our survey information? Will others be able to see our survey details?

The report will aggregate survey responses in a way that avoids revealing the details of any organization's individual salary or benefits practices. NALP will only report data for a group or subgroup if there are at least five responding organizations. (To get an idea how we have done this aggregation in the past, please look at the links in our answer to the first question, above.) Access to your answers to the questions in the survey is governed by language you can find in the "How to Respond" section of the Survey:

Your organization's information will remain confidential. No information that identifies specific organizations will be released to third parties without your permission. We require that you provide your organization's name and location to preserve the survey's integrity and so that NALP may follow up as necessary.

If you have further questions on this subject, please contact Sam Halpert, NALP’s Director of Public Service Initiatives, at [email protected] or Danielle Taylor, NALP’s Director of Research at [email protected]. We would be happy to discuss your concerns.