IP Associate Pay Stays High Above Peers

Law360, New York (September 25, 2013, 6:53 PM EDT) -- Intellectual property associates continue this year to command premium salaries, according to recently released survey data, with their compensation advantage over other practice area paychecks growing in places to more than $50,000 a year.

The spread between IP associate pay and industry averages begins with initial job offers, according to data compiled by the National Association for Legal Career Professionals, with new lawyers headed into IP-focused firms far more likely than their peers to make BigLaw's top-tier base of $160,000 from the get-go.

Among the largest...
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