Midsize Firm SA Pay Compared to Associate Attorney Pay

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Midsize Firm SA Pay Compared to Associate Attorney Pay

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:13 pm

Hello All,

If a firm firm of about 30-50 attorneys in a very small market pays their SA $20/hour, is it safe to assume an associate attorney starts off around the same?

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Re: Midsize Firm SA Pay Compared to Associate Attorney Pay

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:19 pm

Dude, I make more than that as a private LSAT tutor.

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Re: Midsize Firm SA Pay Compared to Associate Attorney Pay

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:21 pm

Thank you for the constructive answer.

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Re: Midsize Firm SA Pay Compared to Associate Attorney Pay

Postby Yeshia90 » Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:22 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Thank you for the constructive answer.

You'd make more doing doc review.

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Re: Midsize Firm SA Pay Compared to Associate Attorney Pay

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:26 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Hello All,

If a firm firm of about 30-50 attorneys in a very small market pays their SA $20/hour, is it safe to assume an associate attorney starts off around the same?


Likely the starting pay will be between 60 and 75k for associates but really need to know which market to be able to help you more.

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Re: Midsize Firm SA Pay Compared to Associate Attorney Pay

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:36 pm

It is NOT safe to assume that. Associates at the my 1L firm make more than twice what I made as an SA.

My 2L firm also pays SA's less than associates, although not by as much. It's about a 30% difference.




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