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Is there an “average” salary for General Liability litigation defense in Los Angeles in big/midsize firms for 2.5-3.5 year attorneys? I’m making 102k, 2.5 yr, 300+ attny nat’l firm, billing 2000h/yr.

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And I’m posing this question after consulting Robert half’s salary guide which wasn’t too useful with regard to my question! But a great resource, recommended by one our fellow attorneys through this app!

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I believe that firm compensation isn’t based so much on size as it is hourly rate. All firms want to profit. If you’re doing general liability, you’re probably billing at about $180 + so that’s why your salary appears Lower than “big law/mid size” firm. Big law bills extremely high per hour. I’ve seen $500-$1000 per hour. At the rate, firms can afford to pay associates high salaries and equity partners can still take home their millions.

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Makes sense. Thanks for the insight.

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Your numbers seem about right to me. I’m billed out at about $250/hr on average, 1900 requirement. 3rd years make something in the 120-130 window. Sub 100 attorney firm in LA. When I was last on the market (as a second year), my offers were between 85 and 120, depending on the practice area.

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