SBL wrote:Renne Walker wrote:Litigation firm Bickel & Brewer is offering its 2013 first-year associate class a base annual salary of $185,000, an increase of $10,000 over the firm’s current first-year associate base salary of $175,000. Historically, is this how industry salaries increase (as in lock-step)? Also, if a SA is hired at $160K and the new class receives a higher amount, historically how does that usually play out?
In this situation the credited response is to storm into the managing partner's office--ideally while he's on the phone--with a pay stub in your hand and shout "Only 160?!? What is this bullshit!?!?!"
Humorous response but nevertheless, a $500 weekly difference is noteworthy (at least to me it is).
Since I have zero ties to Texas all I can do is congratulate those who work in a city where a $70K COL is equal to $160K in NYC. Note, B&B’s $185k in Dallas is comparable to $295k in Queens and $420k in Manhattan. That's life. It would be lovely if more expensive cities would join in lock-step with B&B.
So itbdvorm, back to my original question, historically how do SA increases typically advance?