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Bottom half of an Am Law 100 firm does not follow cravath scale. How much do they pay for a senior year associate?

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There’s no standard sub-Cravath scale. You’ll have to name the firm or ask someone who works there.


Some of those firms pay seniors low 200s

Anecdotal, but I’ve heard of $278k, firm that starts cravath scale but doesn’t keep it up after junior levels. But agreed you need to name the specific firm, ask your recruiter and ask on this app.

I’ve heard $290k

My firm is 300-330k (7th to 9th).

$190-$205k, with about $25k bonus for 1900 hours. We went to Cravath for first years recently and associates are being promised big raises this year to make up for the difference.

Where you rank on Amlaw doesn't matter considering Amlaw rank is largely gross revenue. As an example, Fenwick pays full market deapite being under Amlaw 70 and JD pays below despite being Amlaw 10. What matters more for pay is RPL and PPP. It is easier to justify associate pays of 500k if the attorneys bring in 1.5m and partners are making 3m then it is if attorneys are only bringing in 600k with partners making 800k.

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