Key Facts

Total 2018 Graduates: 102
  • 31.4% of this school's 2018 graduates were employed and reported a salary.
  • We know that at least 15.7% of this school's 2018 graduates made $59,000 or more.
Median Salary: $63,749

This is the most recent median salary for graduates who borrowed, reported in 2020 about graduates from 2016 and 2017. This average is derived from actual tax returns in the year following graduation and mapped to J.D. programs by the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of the Treasury. Learn more.

Additionally, the majority of law schools voluntarily publish salary information about graduates based upon student/graduate surveys, investigation, and public information. This salary information is on this page.

Salary Distribution for 2018 Graduates

# of Grads% of Class25th Percentile50th Percentile75th PercentileMean
Employed - Salary Reported3231.4%$52,000$59,000$71,000$68,466
Employed - No Salary Reported5856.9%
Non-Employed1211.8%
Total Graduates102100%

Salary Distribution by Job Sector for 2018 Graduates

Drake University did not publicly provide the salary distribution (i.e. both the 25th, 50th, and 75th percentiles and the number of graduates reporting salary for this category) of its privately and publicly employed graduates.

Additional Salary Data

Note When a row has no salary data, indicated by a "-" (hyphen), it either means that no graduates reported a salary for the category or that fewer than five graduates reported a salary for the category.

Salaries by Job Type for 2018 Graduates

Full-Time, Long-Term Salaries
# in Category?# Salaries?% of Class?25th Percentile50th Percentile75th PercentileMean
Bar Passage Required 78-0 ----
J.D. Advantage 10-0 ----
Professional 2-0 ----
Non-Professional 0-0 ----
Employed 903231.4% $52,000$59,000$71,000$68,466
Non-Employed 12
Total Graduates 102

Salaries by Employer Type and Job Type for 2018 Graduates

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Full-Time, Long-Term Salaries
# in Category?# Salaries?% of Class?25th Percentile50th Percentile75th PercentileMean
Law Firm 58 - - - - - -
Business & Industry 14 - - - - - -
Government 8 - - - - - -
Public Interest 2 - - - - - -
Clerkship 7 0 - - - -
Federal 0 0 - - - -
State 7 0 - - - -
Education 1 - - - - - -
Employed 903231.4% $52,000$59,000$71,000$68,466
Non-Employed 12
Total Graduates 102

Law Firm Salaries by Size for 2018 Graduates

Full-Time, Long-Term Salaries
# in Category?# Salaries?% of Class?25th Percentile50th Percentile75th PercentileMean
Law Firm Size 58 - - ----
Solo 0
2-10 Attorneys 38 - 0 - - - -
11-25 Attorneys 10 - 0 - - - -
26-50 Attorneys 4 - 0 - - - -
51-100 Attorneys 3 - 0 - - - -
101-250 Attorneys 1 - 0 - - - -
251-500 Attorneys 0 - 0 - - - -
501+ Attorneys 2 - 0 - - - -
Size Unknown 0
Employed, Non-Law Firm 32 32 31.4%
Non-Employed 12
Total Graduates 102

Salaries by State for 2018 Graduates

Full-Time, Long-Term Salaries
# in Category?# Salaries?% of Class?25th Percentile50th Percentile75th PercentileMean
Iowa - 0 0% - - - -
Outside of Iowa
or Unknown
- 0 0% - - - -
Employed 903231.4% $52,000$59,000$71,000$68,466
Non-Employed 12
Total Graduates 102