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Re: Pay scale for Phoenix Biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:15 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:The 9th Circuit clerkship is really what makes you a stellar applicant. District court clerkship + T14 top quarter is pretty normal at the good Phoenix firms.


I tend to agree. I also know if I go to either place, I need to do great work and nothing will be handed to me. I just think it will be a bit easier to get good work and advance if I'm not objectively below average when compared to others in my class. As noted above, the relative cost of living is also a factor.

I also shouldn't have said I would be "well" above average in AZ. But I do think I would be somewhat above average.


Top-25% from a T14 and a district court clerkship is not "normal" for the larger Phoenix firms. It's probably pretty "common," but honestly, an attorney with a federal district court clerkship is above "normal" even for large firms in most non-coastal cities. I'd have to assume that a 9th Circuit clerk would have her pick of any firm she wanted, but that's true in almost any city.

Of course, it depends what level T-14 we're talking about, but as long as you have identifiable connections to PHX you should be good even at Top 1/3rd from a lower T14. From higher T14s, top half will probably suffice.

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Re: Pay scale for Phoenix Biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:43 am

Does anyone know the payscale for Greenberg Traurig in Phoenix?

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Re: Pay scale for Phoenix Biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:45 am

DLA Piper Salary Information from lawfirmstats.com is:

Associate Salaries
Phoenix Office
Y1 $145,000
Y2 $152,500
Y3 $160,000
Y4 $170,000
Y5 $180,000
Y6 $190,000
Y7 $200,000
Y8

Does anyone know if any other Phoenix firm has salaries this high or higher?

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Re: Pay scale for Phoenix Biglaw

Postby Veyron » Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:48 am

Anonymous User wrote:DLA Piper Salary Information from lawfirmstats.com is:

Associate Salaries
Phoenix Office
Y1 $145,000
Y2 $152,500
Y3 $160,000
Y4 $170,000
Y5 $180,000
Y6 $190,000
Y7 $200,000
Y8

Does anyone know if any other Phoenix firm has salaries this high or higher?


This is out of date. DLA Piper pays 115 Y1 AFAIK.

Does anyone know the payscale for Greenberg Traurig in Phoenix?

115 + bns Y1 + 10% dev bns

Can't help you with later years.

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Re: Pay scale for Phoenix Biglaw

Postby anon168 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:12 am

Anonymous User wrote:DLA Piper Salary Information from lawfirmstats.com is:

Associate Salaries
Phoenix Office
Y1 $145,000
Y2 $152,500
Y3 $160,000
Y4 $170,000
Y5 $180,000
Y6 $190,000
Y7 $200,000
Y8

Does anyone know if any other Phoenix firm has salaries this high or higher?


That can't possibly be right. If it was, then a Phx associate would be making more on a COL adjusted basis than any other associate in just about any other market, incl. NYC, SF, LA, etc.

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Re: Pay scale for Phoenix Biglaw

Postby Veyron » Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:02 pm

anon168 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:DLA Piper Salary Information from lawfirmstats.com is:

Associate Salaries
Phoenix Office
Y1 $145,000
Y2 $152,500
Y3 $160,000
Y4 $170,000
Y5 $180,000
Y6 $190,000
Y7 $200,000
Y8

Does anyone know if any other Phoenix firm has salaries this high or higher?


That can't possibly be right. If it was, then a Phx associate would be making more on a COL adjusted basis than any other associate in just about any other market, incl. NYC, SF, LA, etc.


Even at 115, Phoenix associates do make more on a COL adjusted basis than associates in NYC, SF and LA.


A salary of $115,000 in Phoenix, Arizona should increase to $187,873 in Los Angeles, California.

A salary of $115,000 in Phoenix, Arizona should increase to $260,353 in San Francisco, California

A salary of $115,000 in Phoenix, Arizona should increase to $220,973 in New York, New York


http://www.bestplaces.net/col/


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Re: Pay scale for Phoenix Biglaw

Postby anon168 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:20 pm

Veyron wrote:
anon168 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:DLA Piper Salary Information from lawfirmstats.com is:

Associate Salaries
Phoenix Office
Y1 $145,000
Y2 $152,500
Y3 $160,000
Y4 $170,000
Y5 $180,000
Y6 $190,000
Y7 $200,000
Y8

Does anyone know if any other Phoenix firm has salaries this high or higher?


That can't possibly be right. If it was, then a Phx associate would be making more on a COL adjusted basis than any other associate in just about any other market, incl. NYC, SF, LA, etc.


Even at 115, Phoenix associates do make more on a COL adjusted basis than associates in NYC, SF and LA.


A salary of $115,000 in Phoenix, Arizona should increase to $187,873 in Los Angeles, California.

A salary of $115,000 in Phoenix, Arizona should increase to $260,353 in San Francisco, California

A salary of $115,000 in Phoenix, Arizona should increase to $220,973 in New York, New York


http://www.bestplaces.net/col/


The internet, its AMAZING!


Yeah, but you have discount some of that for living in Phoenix.

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Re: Pay scale for Phoenix Biglaw

Postby HeavenWood » Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:32 pm

anon168 wrote:
Veyron wrote:
anon168 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:DLA Piper Salary Information from lawfirmstats.com is:

Associate Salaries
Phoenix Office
Y1 $145,000
Y2 $152,500
Y3 $160,000
Y4 $170,000
Y5 $180,000
Y6 $190,000
Y7 $200,000
Y8

Does anyone know if any other Phoenix firm has salaries this high or higher?


That can't possibly be right. If it was, then a Phx associate would be making more on a COL adjusted basis than any other associate in just about any other market, incl. NYC, SF, LA, etc.


Even at 115, Phoenix associates do make more on a COL adjusted basis than associates in NYC, SF and LA.


A salary of $115,000 in Phoenix, Arizona should increase to $187,873 in Los Angeles, California.

A salary of $115,000 in Phoenix, Arizona should increase to $260,353 in San Francisco, California

A salary of $115,000 in Phoenix, Arizona should increase to $220,973 in New York, New York


http://www.bestplaces.net/col/


The internet, its AMAZING!


Yeah, but you have discount some of that for living in Phoenix.

Do you think the privilege of living in a Manhattan utility closet is worth the $100k+ loss in purchasing power?

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Re: Pay scale for Phoenix Biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:46 am

Anyone know where Phoenix stands since the bump to $180k? Any firms raising salaries?

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Re: Pay scale for Phoenix Biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:01 am

I'm not sure about other firms, but I know Polsinelli recently raised to $135k for first years in Phoenix.

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Re: Pay scale for Phoenix Biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:27 pm

Would be great to hear from any other current SAs or associates in some of the Phoenix BigLaw firms to see if Polsinelli is an outlier or not.




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