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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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What market? Seems a little low. I’m a third year. I make 85 but my monthly billable is only 145 hours per month.

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WAYYYY low.

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Ya so you’re making $35 per billable hour and we all know every working hour is not billable so ya that’s pretty low. I would look for a new job. Anyone who requires that high of a billable and only pays 75 doesn’t value their employees, in my opinion. They’re paying you terribly simply because they can. Supply and demand.

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I agree I was doing the math and honestly, it is low considering the experience and ability I have as a second year. I’m fortunate to have experience in pre and post lit where I think I can be a bigger asset than just memo work and piecemeal

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That’s low. I’m a first year in SFV making 75k with no billing requirement.

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I agree, I make 70k now with no billable so I’m on board with your response appreciate it mate!

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Yeah that’s low. I’m still on first year salary. $80k, 1,800 hours, SoCal.

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Thank you bud, going to prepare that rejection letter as we speak ....smh madness

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Sounds like Tharpe & Howell. Run away.

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Thankfully it’s not! I’ve heard horror stories about that place wow 😳

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I’m 1st yr, 2k billables/year so ~166.67hrs a month and I’m at $75k. Are you a new hire 2nd yr or you’ve been there for 2 years? Either way, I think it’s low.

I’m a second year and it would be a new hire...you’re right it further points out what a joke the offer was

I am at $40k salary with 100 hours a month at a criminal and civil defense firm in KY. No benefits. 7 months into my first year. I feel 100% underpaid and undervalued. Thoughts?

Time for you to cha fe your job counselor

Sounds low. $75k @ 135 hrs/month as a first year transactional associate here

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