This is a tough issue. In general, small firms have much less hours. Medium firms usually stick to the 1600-2000+ range and you won't generally find a big firm under 1800. There are exceptions to the rule, but that seems to be about right from my experience. Pay is pretty much commensurate with your expected billable hours so small firms pay the least, etc. "a hat for a cat, a cat for a hat, but nothing for nothing..."