Perhaps obscurely stated, but:
Will my second and third and fourth year salaries be commensurate with the salary marks at the time that I entered the firm or will they grow every year as the salaries grow market-wide.
E.g., let's say I begin work in 2008 at a firm in nyc making 145k as a first year associate. The second years get 155, the third get 165, etc. But if in 2009 the first year salaries are hiked to 160k, and the second to 170, etc., will my second and third and fourth rise accordingly?
Apologies if the answer seems obvious.