Midsize law how much to ask?

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Midsize law how much to ask?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:03 am

Hi TLS,

I have an interview in a major market for a midsize law firm (not nyc or sf) for a Jr. Associate position in the tax exempt world. The firm is about 100 lawyers. The application asks for minimum salary requirements...but I can't find anything online (glassdoor, nalp etc) regarding how much associated make there except for one associate salary that was about 150k and one senior associate salary that was 170k. Since these salaries don't say how many years in the associate is, I don't know where to start. Any idea how much I should ask for the minimum salary? No idea about bonuses or billable hour requirements yet

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Midsize law how much to ask?

Postby jimmythecatdied6 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:18 am

I seriously doubt you have any negotiating power in the compensation conversation.

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Re: Midsize law how much to ask?

Postby 1styearlateral » Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:19 am

Not sure here but always better to start high than start too low.

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Re: Midsize law how much to ask?

Postby barkschool » Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:41 am

Start at $190k. Mention that it's the actual market.

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Re: Midsize law how much to ask?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:45 am

jimmythecatdied6 wrote:I seriously doubt you have any negotiating power in the compensation conversation.

That's probably true, but the OP still has to come up with a reasonable sounding number for the application, right? (op, I'm sorry that I don't know what that would be.)

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Re: Midsize law how much to ask?

Postby #BigLaw » Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:18 am

Can you give a few more details about what type of work you'll be doing? PM me if necessary.

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Re: Midsize law how much to ask?

Postby gregfootball2001 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:33 am

I'd default to market salary for your class year for your market. If it's less, let them bring it down.

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Re: Midsize law how much to ask?

Postby pancakes3 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:14 am

personally i wouldn't post 160. sub-market "biglaw" or "large boutiques" in major cities start 135k/145k. that's probably reasonable and close enough for just form-filling.

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Re: Midsize law how much to ask?

Postby smokeylarue » Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:27 pm

Depends on the market. Lotta midsize firms in major markets (SF, NY, LA) will start first years at market (aka 160k or maybe even 180k now). Just the bonuses and raises are way less. Think the top 100 to 300 type firms.

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Re: Midsize law how much to ask?

Postby pancakes3 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:53 pm

i'm sure if the firm pays lockstep then it wouldn't be asking OP for salary requirements.



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