LEGAL SALARY DATAPOINTS

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Re: LEGAL SALARY DATAPOINTS

Postby morrissey » Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:23 am

(a) state prosecutor
(b) starting second year
(c) South Carolina
(d) $61,000, 9-5, excellent insurance, shitty retirement, generous time off policy

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Re: LEGAL SALARY DATAPOINTS

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:02 pm

a) Big 4
b) 1st year
c) NYC
d) 120 base, 15 signing, 5 bar pass bonus. Modest health / 401k benefits.

JD/LLM, no accounting background.

Hours vary. Typically get out between 6~8. Some late nights close to midnight, but no work on weekends.

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Re: LEGAL SALARY DATAPOINTS

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:31 pm

ExBiglawAssociate wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:IP pros heavy small market, 60,000, 1st year, 1700 billable hours. Feels a little low but I work 9-5 and have a job and the salary is above-average still so can't complain too much.


That's insanely low. Didn't know IP pros was that bad these days.


It’s generally not. Not OP, but I’m a 3L and will be making in the 120-130k range in a large secondary market. Probably 1800-1900 billables if I had to guess. Sounds like OP is getting screwed.

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Re: LEGAL SALARY DATAPOINTS

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:13 pm

Anonymous User wrote:a) Big 4
b) 1st year
c) NYC
d) 120 base, 15 signing, 5 bar pass bonus. Modest health / 401k benefits.

JD/LLM, no accounting background.

Hours vary. Typically get out between 6~8. Some late nights close to midnight, but no work on weekends.


What time do you get in in the morning? What group?

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Re: LEGAL SALARY DATAPOINTS

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:05 pm

Assistant City Attorney
Licensed since May
57k + full benefits
Secondary market and COL is pretty low.

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Re: LEGAL SALARY DATAPOINTS

Postby AuroraUsa » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:09 pm

secondary market, small to mid size firm, 5th year associate
$95k base salary.
Formulaic bonus based on hours billed over 1500 (1/3 value of hours actually billed to client)
Discretionary bonus at year end (5k last year)

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Re: LEGAL SALARY DATAPOINTS

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:23 pm

a) what kind of legal job/firm/office they work at -- associate at mid-size firm
b) how long they've been working there -- 1st year
c) geographic area -- small market in the South
d) yearly salary -- $105k plus 12% IRA contribution, not bonus eligible in the first year, no idea after that

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Re: LEGAL SALARY DATAPOINTS

Postby RedPurpleBlue » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:47 pm

I've updated the list.

Here is the link.

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Re: LEGAL SALARY DATAPOINTS

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:44 pm

a) in-house; asset management/funds
b) Just started after 4 years of NYC v10 biglaw
c) NYC
d) 195k base + 60/70k target bonus; typically 9:00 am to 5:30 or 6 and no weekends.

didn't think it really existed but in-house is an f-ing dream.

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Re: LEGAL SALARY DATAPOINTS

Postby pianoman4 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:49 am

Anonymous User wrote:a) in-house; asset management/funds
b) Just started after 4 years of NYC v10 biglaw
c) NYC
d) 195k base + 60/70k target bonus; typically 9:00 am to 5:30 or 6 and no weekends.

didn't think it really existed but in-house is an f-ing dream.


Anon, can you PM more details? Interested to hear how you made the jump.

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Re: LEGAL SALARY DATAPOINTS

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:15 pm

A) AUSA (crim)
B) 8 yrs out of law school, entering 3rd year at DOJ, former biglaw + other gov exp
C) secondary market, large district
D) $106k

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Re: LEGAL SALARY DATAPOINTS

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:25 pm

a) In-House at F100 company; transactional work
b) Been here about 6 months. 4 years in NYC big law.
c) Secondary market
d) $160k base + $100k in RSUs. 401k match, generally 10-6. no weekends. annual raises depending on performance.

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Re: LEGAL SALARY DATAPOINTS

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:02 pm

a) Legal Aid Org/Non-profit
b) 1st year (just graduated in May)
c) Boston
d) $43,000

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Re: LEGAL SALARY DATAPOINTS

Postby boredtodeath » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:30 pm

Anonymous User wrote:a) in-house; asset management/funds
b) Just started after 4 years of NYC v10 biglaw
c) NYC
d) 195k base + 60/70k target bonus; typically 9:00 am to 5:30 or 6 and no weekends.

didn't think it really existed but in-house is an f-ing dream.


If you're still around, would also appreciate a PM. Thanks.

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Re: LEGAL SALARY DATAPOINTS

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:09 pm

xenxes wrote:a) Telecommute with small firm focusing on Internet companies & IP, usually work at home out of NorCal, but I'm house sitting in England for a month in May, this flexibility is more important than pay, which is not bad for the hours
b) 4 years
c) Virtual firm
d) 115k for part-time, equivalent of 900-1000 billable hours, but keep in mind this is on a 1099, additional compensation based on eat-what-you-kill (pay 15% overhead)


Situations like this show the versatility of a legal degree.

One could do this from South East Asia and live like a monarch.

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Re: LEGAL SALARY DATAPOINTS

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:31 pm

is there a website which compiles a list of market paying firms in the So Cal Market? I am a junior lit associate here desperately wanting to make a switch and need some guidance on where to start.

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Re: LEGAL SALARY DATAPOINTS

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:19 pm

$88k, federal employee, 2 years experience, finally feel like I have a grown up job.

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Re: LEGAL SALARY DATAPOINTS

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:52 am

Anonymous User wrote:$88k, federal employee, 2 years experience, finally feel like I have a grown up job.


Can you provide more details?

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Re: LEGAL SALARY DATAPOINTS

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:38 pm

a) gov- legislature
b) 3rd year
c) TX
d) 68K, good health and dental, defined pension

Hours vary from 50-70hr weeks when legislature is in session the first half of every other year to 40hrs other times, get time off for hours worked over 40/hr week




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