Big law salaries equal?

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Big law salaries equal?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:38 pm

Do all 1st year associates in same group and same firm get payed the same, or can you negotiate salary?

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Re: Big law salaries equal?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jun 27, 2015 1:10 pm

I know of a mid-law firm that raised their pay by $25K to compete for T10 applicants inside their market. But no, I do not believe there is pay disparity between summers, no matter the firm or the school.

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Re: Big law salaries equal?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jun 27, 2015 1:19 pm

Some firms with international offices have a CoA adjustment that can be quite a bit if you do that and bump you above your class year. At my firm, it is still an unpopular option.

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Re: Big law salaries equal?

Postby CanadianWolf » Sat Jun 27, 2015 7:10 pm

Typically all first years are paid the same, but some receive bonuses or advanced standing (higher pay) based on clerkship experience or additional graduate degrees (opportunity for graduate degree bonus varies firm by firm, however).

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Re: Big law salaries equal?

Postby Hutz_and_Goodman » Sat Jun 27, 2015 7:22 pm

I believe paid the same, which is kind of crazy when you compare cost of living in Charllote (or similar city) with nyc.




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