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IP Rookies Start Out At $115K, Salary Survey Finds

Law360 (August 17, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- U.S. intellectual property lawyers are still commanding heftier salaries than other attorneys, but the premium has been shrinking slightly in recent years, according to a new salary survey.

First-year IP associates report a median salary of $115,000, compared with the overall median for new lawyers of $100,000, according to the 2005 Associate Salary Survey by the National Association for Law Placement (NALP).

Five years ago, the corresponding salaries were $100,000 for new IP lawyers and $85,000 for all first-year associates, the organization said.

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