1st-Year Pay Is (Relatively) Bigger In Texas, Report Shows

Law360, New York (October 27, 2011, 7:29 PM EDT) -- Associates at New York City law firms may be getting larger salaries than associates in other states, but they have less buying power per dollar than their cohorts in cities like Dallas and Houston, according to a recently released report.

The National Association for Law Placement Inc. created a “buying power index” ranking the buying power of first-year salaries in 70 U.S. cities, based on the median salary for 2010 first-year associates in private practice and the cost of living, using the figures for New York...
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