How much does a lawyer/attorney make fresh out of law school as a starting salary?

Question by Borna: How much does a lawyer/attorney make fresh out of law school as a starting salary?
I heard from various individuals that law school is not even worth it. Once you get into law school, an incredible amount of debt gets racked up, thus decreasing your ACTUAL salary once starting the profession. Also I have heard that once you actually graduate from law school and become a certified lawyer/attorney, it is incredibly hard to find a job at a law firm as law firms are really doing YOU a favor by hiring you. Is this true? I have also heard that once you start working for a law firm, you only make about $ 30-40k a year, with huge amounts of debt piled on.

I really enjoy law & find it incredibly interesting but these shortcomings of being a(n) lawyer/attorney makes me want to look elsewhere for a career.

I need to know are these sayings true or not? (Please answer in complex detail):
1) Are law firms really doing YOU a favor by hiring you and is finding a job difficult?
2) Is the starting salary for a(n) lawyer/attorney $ 30-$ 40k and if so, how long does it take to finally start earning six figures after continuing the profession?

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!

Best answer:

Answer by Elucidator
A lawyer fresh out of law school does not make anything. The market is over-saturated, so they remain unemployed.

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