1st-Year Associate Pay Slumps In Some Cities

Law360, New York (September 9, 2010, 4:45 PM EDT) -- While pay for first-year associates at large law firms in legal hotspots has held steady since 2009, the prevailing $160,000 starting salary for first-years has eroded in some cities, a new report shows.

Cities such as Boston and San Francisco saw first-year associate salaries slip this year to a median $145,000, while the $160,000 salary for first-year associates still dominates in cities including Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C., according to the National Association for Law Placement Inc.'s 2010 Associate Salary Survey, released on...
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