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SF Bay Area small firm associates with 3 years experience or less: what are you making in base salary? Annual bonus? What’s your billable hours requirement (if you have one)? How many hours do you work per week on average? Are you plaintiff or defense side? Trying to get a feel for what average compensation looks like and what factors into it.

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I'm curious as well. I do defense work, my base currently is 95k, 1600 billable hours, and I work around 10-12 hours a day (mainly because I'm a first year so I'm slow and inefficient at this point).

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I feel like that sounds about right from what I’ve read and is also in line with my own situation. Hopefully we get more feedback. 🤞🏽

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105k, first year, transactional, 1600 hours a year. Probably work around 12 hours a day

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