Currently salary for a senior associate given year of service and location

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Asking for a friend: Associate attorney with 2290 billable requirement and $119,000 annual salary in the Bay Area in California. Reasonable?

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I have a fun but happy ending story. I moved to NYC and joined a very well-established bankruptcy practice. Felt confident about the fit. I worked my ass off. I did my associate duties. And Whether through luck, fate, or talent, I brought in a very large matter: over 1.3 million in billing. The firm waited until first month billing was approved by the court and then fired me (3 months fake severance). Gave me no compensation. Joined a new firm now. Taking the matter away with me. 🤣😂

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Currently working in industry, but I received a McK offer for an associate role with total comp slightly higher than what I would be making next year in industry (~$5-10k higher). The offer is in line with the associate level comp I can find online and I wasn’t able to negotiate for any more. Wondering if it’s worth it to accept from a personal development standpoint? In other words: current McK consultants - if it wasn’t for the money do you enjoy doing what you do/feel like it’s fulfilling? 🙏

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PARTNERS: two questions —1. If you see an associate has really low hours for the month, do you imagine them chillen on a beach somewhere or do you consider they probably spent most of their days sitting in front of the computer being “available”? 2. If you send an associate a random e-mail on a weekend like “Can you pull X and send to Y”, would you get annoyed if they responded saying they weren’t by a comp or would you consider it reasonable that they wouldn’t be by a comp on a weekend?

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I have 2.2 YOE and about to be promoted to Associate @ 130k +10% bonus. How does that compare to market?

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First year associate in litigation offered an assistant in-house role for the construction division of a real estate development company. Asked to send an offer letter detailing my salary and benefit requirements. Don’t know where to begin. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

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Pe offer is 125 salary 125 projected bonus - should I think of the bonus as more or less guaranteed, or truly discretionary and variable? 5 associate hires total, mm fund

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The managing parter told me yesterday that “It takes about one year before a junior associate makes the firm any money.” Do you think this is true? I’ve been practicing for 6 months, 1800 billable minimum. $75k salary. Small ID firm.

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My salary just got frozen @ 55.5k (SALT Tax, 1 year of experience). Should I start interviewing for other jobs? Worth it to stay 1 more year and “maybe” make senior? (PwC is 3 yrs to senior standard, 2 yr is early) I have a Master’s in Accounting, and have 1 more CPA test then I’ll be done. Not sure if I have a strong enough resume to receive decent exit opportunities as a first year associate. I’m about to have busy season again and work 60,70,80,90 hour weeks at my low salary. Please advise!!

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Any other campus hires here? I feel like we are underpaid compared to our associate peers with maybe more experience (understandably). Would staying internal to a firm keep me on the campus hire salary path or would jumping ship be the move for a big boost in salary?

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Am I being overworked/underpaid as a first year associate at a midsize firm in Chicago? ($67,5 salary, 2100 billable hours) it feels like a good starting point but I’m uprooting my life to start here

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The rate for associates at my firm is $180/hour. I bill 1800 hours a year (as required). Second year associate. Just based on that rate/hours requirement, what is an appropriate salary range? Small firm. 6 attorneys including partners.

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Have an offer for associate at McK as an experienced hire which I am grateful for, but bonus seems off from quoted norm. Details are 165k base, 30k sign-on, 7.5% retirement, but bonus is 15k annualized. Offer letter says this is rated at strong for first year and then will be re-evaluated. Is this a normal associate variable comp amount? Offer is in Ops service line if that matters.

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Senior tax associate salary range?

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I have an opportunity to move from an AmLaw 20 firm I am really enjoying to a top 5 firm that would essentially double my compensation. Very conflicted. Thoughts? Some important context (I regularly bill 2100 hours a year and am fine with it but this is kind of my ceiling for sanity. I am a dad of two and a husband and the only one currently making income, I don’t particularly care if I am ultimately a well-paid service partner or of counsel and I’m a white collar/comm lit associate (3rd year)

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PI Attorneys: what is your salary, location, and expertise/what do you do at your firm? For example I am a first year associate in NYC. I handle a case load of about 30 regular PI cases and 20 mass tort cases. I handle motions and other work that gets sent to me, I also have brought in numerous cases to the firm that are worth a lot. I don’t bill for my hours, I generally work 8-12 hours per day. I make $55,000.

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Feeling confused: I interviewed for a position at a large well-know firm, 6 rounds of interviews (Final with Director), then they called to negotiate salary and said they would like to make me an offer, 2 weeks of silence, now I get an email saying they want me to do an additional interview with an associate consultant at the company.... are they buying time? What’s going on? I’ve already talked to the director

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75k salary with 180 hours a month billable for a civil premier defense firm......seems a little low on $$$ for the billables ...I’m a second year associate ....any thoughts?

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I know this is going to sound tone deaf given the current state of things, but can anyone provide a range for what an associate consultant end of year bonus can range from? It's my first year.

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I’m a 2nd yr associate at mck and thinking about decision to switch to big tech or remaining at the firm. Given my financial goals, comp is a key element in my plan. What’s the best way to think about this switch? Esp for a 3-5 year time horizon? When i see my MBA peers at big tech now, I feel they have better lifestyle AND pay.

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Is there a general standard of rule of thumb for associate comp outside of biglaw’s fixed scale? E.g., x% of expected billings, or y% of a contingency fee goes to associate bonuses? How do things work at your small-law firm?

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Is it true that senior As who get stay on to consultant will no longer have their comp matched to MBA hires? If so, what’s the point of staying at EY-P after associate?

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I’m a big law associate (class of 2017) looking to go in house and trying to set salary expectations (especially for the interview stage when I’m asked). I don’t want to go too low that I disadvantage myself but I don’t want to go too high that they rule me out for it. I’m in NYC looking to go to a tech companies that all have about a ~$1bn valuation. Would appreciate any insight into a reasonable salary range

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In your opinion, what’s the best quality car for the price? I’m looking to buy a car within the next year and want to plan properly. Preferably used. Associate level salary. Thanks!

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For any attorneys who started at boutique/smaller firms - what was your salary as a First Year Associate?

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25 y/o. Been working for a startup for 2.5 years after graduating undergrad in 2017. Started as an intern. Salary for the first 2 years went from $55K to $78K. Now I’m at $95K and scheduled for a promotion to associate, salary expected to be $120-140K. I have no idea where I’m at in terms of relations to market (salary and progression)... can anyone at a BB help me out?

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I got an offer for $150k with 15% bonus for a senior associate role at a local firm. Is the bonus fair or should I ask for 25%?

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How should I evaluate my salary? I’m a 1st year associate at a mid-sized firm (50 attorneys) with a monthly billable hours target of 170. It’s interesting to me that my billable amount in 3 months is equal to my salary, and I’m wondering at what point that should change. I understand there is overhead that I have to consider when analyzing this, but I feel sure there is a typical ratio of billing amount to salary and I’m just wondering what that looks like. Any thoughts here?

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Why do firms that don't bill clients by the billable hour (i.e., only handles cases on a contingency fee) generally pay lower associate salaries? And does the salary ever catch up to hourly firms?

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How mad should I be? My big law employer is not giving me my fee credit bonus of over $10k. I secured an in-house full time secondment opportunity at a public company that has lasted for over 6 months. My law firm was required by the client’s general counsel to give me 60% fee credit. Now, my law firm is not honoring the associate fee-credit bonus program because they have “removed me from the associate review process” because the client is likely going to hire me full time (Hallelujah).

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Anyone else open to discussing salaries? I was the only associate in my small Texas firm (3 attorneys including me) and paid $40,000. Promise of bonus, but no show. I felt like that was way too low.

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I’m a mid-level associate at a big firm, but in a lower-rate market so salaries are low (110 starting, 5-20 bonuses). Expectation is 1800. I stepped up when others had to pull back for COVID reasons and am on track to bill 2300 this year. Firm hasn’t lifted the temporary 10% COVID pay cut yet and review season is near. Do I push for a bonus (if so, how hard?) or shut the hell up and be grateful I am healthy and have a 6 figure job?

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First year associate here. Job interview this week. How do you negotiate salary with a smaller, but busy and successful firm?

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Does anyone know of any companies that do bottom up reviews? Obviously I think manager to associate reviews should be taken into account for bonus / promotion, but there are so many managers out there who don’t know how to manage and aren’t good to their subordinates, why aren’t there some sort of reviews for the bottom up to review their managers/ directors

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Ladies and Gents, I’m an associate with 2.5 years of audit experience and a CPA. I’m currently making $62k and feel like I should be making much more. What is a realistic salary range to negotiate?

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Partners, How do you feel if in a salary negotiation, a good associate revealed that the associate had offers from other firms that would provide the salary increase?

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What was your salary as a first year senior, and after how many busy seasons were you promoted from Associate to Senior Associate? I’m in NYC and no performance issues.....

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I brought over an associate 1mth after being hired at new firm in December. They laid me off 4 days before I would have received half of the referral bonus of 5k to be received half within (cont’d)

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Financial due diligence senior associate salary - post city/region and salary below

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