Comp question: I’m in plaintiff litigation in a major east coast city. I receive $148k base, and have been making another $150k or so in commissions. I have 13 YOE and feel like I’m making significantly less than my colleagues with similar experience. Should I ask for a substantial raise in base and/or an increased percentage in commission?

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You'd probably make more money hanging your own shingle at this point.

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seriously! if you're pulling in 150 on commission, you're only getting a thin slice of the clients you brought! time to hang a shingle, baby!

I’d be so happy with 300k and no billable hour. I know plenty of income partners at AmLaw 200 firms making around that and billing like crazy.

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Very fair. I can imagine that it takes the same if not more of a grind. I would argue that your base salary is abysmal for 13 YOE. There must be a lot of room to work with on that. Raking in 150k seems to be top of market for a non partner.

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