I meant mean average, but median would work too.Quoteyoure pretty out of touch. you do realize nyc market is $145k?
No need to be a prick. I obviously don't know the market for NYC lawyers. That's kind of why I was asking. I still don't think that it's 145 for the average. I'm sure that there are some that top out around 160, but for an average? I can't see anyway that if you take the entire graduating class for any law school that it would be 145. Maybe I'm wrong. I guess that would qualify me as being "out of touch."
average = mean, median, or mode... I take it you meant mean? Median is probably more useful, but either way.
Let's say that any Harvard student can get biglaw somewhere.
NYC market = 145k
I think DC is at 145
Philadelphia = 125
Atlanta = 115
Houston = 125?
Boston = 125
Chicago and SF, I'm not sure if it's gone up yet, it was 125, but they've started going up everywhere (hence 145 now being market in NYC)
Charlotte = 100
Depending on where you go, yes, salary will depend on how you finish in your class, and salary will definitely depend on location... but even in smaller legal markets like Minneapolis, Portland (OR), and Seattle, there are firms starting at over 100K.
This is biglaw, mind you. Medium sized firms pay less.
I don't know why UT's starting salary couldn't be 115K. Starting salary in Austin is 125, Houston and Dallas probably are too, and top Texas students can get jobs in any city, including the higher paying jobs in New York, DC, and the ones that are available in California.
market in houston is (was) 115k, unless it increased recently