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Can we start of a thread of in-house counsel salaries and year out of law school? I’m a third year employment associate earning $200k in Silicon Valley.

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2016 grad, corporate at late-stage SaaS in SF, 75K in options vesting over 4 yrs, 200k + 10% bonus. Pay nothing for health ins. No 401k match. 100/mo phone allowance and 100/mo Corona stipend allowance.

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Just Counsel. I had a lot of w/e pre law school. Was seconded to a client in late 2018, was sole counsel there (baby GC), then lateralled. My current company has a CLO and AGC (commercial). All other lawyers are just counsel (flat)..

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2012 grad. $110k base. New job so I'm unsure what bonuses will look like. Tons of freedom and ridiculously ethical and charitable company. Small town and small company in NC. Came from small private practice.

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Is there a purpose of this thread? Or is it just to brag?

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He/she lives in Silicon Valley. It’s hazard pay.

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2017 grad. $195k base, 10% target bonus, hire-on rsu grant of roughly $40k vesting annually over 4 years. West coast. Tech/tech adjacent.

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2017 Grad, $112k Low Cost City.

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2018, 104k, 10% bonus based on EBITDA, in Denver, SaaS company. Though we get unlimited PTO, and health benefits are great.

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Though now, seeing all these other posts, feeling very underpaid.

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I find this interesting especially if Midwest and all geographic areas chime in.

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2019, 110k base, rsu ~ 55k/4 yr, west coast, tech

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East coast** followed the template too closely lol

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2013 grad. $155 base. Another ~$150 in RSUs per year for first four years. Tech, west coast.

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Makes sense. I did something similar, leaving a partnership role and basically saying “get me something north of 300k,” which ended up heavier on salary and bonus and lighter on RSUs in my case.

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Any of you associates (especially the more recent graduates) want to share how you found these tech in house jobs? Recruiter? Your own search? Networking?

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LinkedIn premium. Can't emphasize it enough. But also networking. My last two jobs were through LinkedIn, my current job was offered by someone I met and befriended at a networking event for my practice area

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2013, $110k base, bonus isn’t much, maybe 7k, but amazing benefits and 35-40 hour workweek tops. Overland Park, Kansas (KC metro).

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2018 grad. $160k base, 15% bonus (dependent on company performance). Chicago

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2012 grad 225k 200k rsu vest 4 years. 30k signing bonus SoCal.

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