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The 2015 LawCrossing Salary Survey of the Best Law Firms
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LawCrossing has compiled extensive data regarding the salaries at the best law firms.

Summary: LawCrossing has compiled extensive data regarding the salaries at the best law firms.

If you are an attorney, or are considering law school, you’ve probably wondered how much you could make if you were to land a job at one of the country’s top firms. Wonder no more: LawCrossing has compiled the list for you. You can check it out in its entirety here.

  
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Here are a few of the top paying law firms.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP takes the top spot of the list, with associate attorneys starting at $115,000. By year 8, associates earn from $175,000 to $280,000 per year.

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP pays its first year associates $160,000. After eight years, associates are paid $280,000.

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Alston & Bird LLP offers first year associates an impressive $130,000 to $145,000. At year seven, many earn from $180,000 to $240,000.

Baker & McKenzie pays its first year associates anywhere from $110,000 to $160,000. After eight years, these attorneys earn $190,000 to $280,000.

Arnold & Porter pays its first year associates a minimum of $160,000. After eight years with the firm, attorneys earn up to $280,000.

Bingham McCutcheon pays its first year associates $145,000. After nine years, attorneys earn $260,000 to $290,000. Bonuses range from $10,000 to $90,000.

Baker Botts LLP also pays its attorneys exceptionally well. First year associates earn $110,000 to $160,000. After eight years, earnings are reported at around $170,000 to $195,000.

Allen & Overy also pays its associates well. First year associates earn $160,000, and by the seventh year, many earn $265,000.

” href=”https://www.lawcrossing.com/lawfirmprofile/bacxd9174d1oe7fc102s548914bld9e5bade/Bryan-Cave-LLP/” target=”_blank”>Bryan Cave LLP starts its attorneys at around $110,000 to $145,000. After seven years, attorneys are paid around $230,000.

BakerHostetler LLP pays its first year associates around $95,000. After just two years, these attorneys earn $105,000 to $135,000.

For more detail on these firms, including bonus information, base salary data, and more, check out the chart on LawCrossing.com.

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