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Which starting salary ou of law do you consider reasonable?

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Which starting salary ou of law do you consider reasonable?
« on: December 23, 2006, 08:59:48 PM »
I think the low 50s is, but there are those who think that is greedy and there are those who claim that $53,000.00 a year is insulting for a new attorney, if not humiliating. I would consider $100,000 greedy, $49,000 insulting and $38,000 humiliating.

Re: Which starting salary ou of law do you consider reasonable?
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2006, 09:02:49 PM »
I think that it depends a lot on the job, and what is involved, and where. obviously I'd expect something VERY VERY different from biglaw than from a non-profit immigration advocacy center, or a similarly different set of options.

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Re: Which starting salary ou of law do you consider reasonable?
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2006, 09:04:24 PM »
I'm just talking outside of rarejob oppurtunities (those not practicing for a charity or the guys who represent Wal-Mart)

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Re: Which starting salary ou of law do you consider reasonable?
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2006, 09:11:58 PM »
I mean, we know not to ask anymore than $40,000.00 from the Family Research Concil, Planned Parenthood or the Southern Poverty Law Center, but we know that we must refuse if an offer of $99,999.99 from a firm that represents a bunch of companies who own their own 20-story office towers. But what about your more traditional job in the big city at a start up or botique firm or with the feds.

You know what, what DO YOU consider reasonable?

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Re: Which starting salary ou of law do you consider reasonable?
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2006, 09:19:12 PM »
id be happy with anything above 60 at a small firm in a mid size metro area.

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Re: Which starting salary ou of law do you consider reasonable?
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2006, 09:21:05 PM »
6 figures son.  I got'sta get paid.

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Re: Which starting salary ou of law do you consider reasonable?
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2006, 09:22:42 PM »
I mean, we know not to ask anymore than $40,000.00 from the Family Research Concil, Planned Parenthood or the Southern Poverty Law Center, but we know that we must refuse if an offer of $99,999.99 from a firm that represents a bunch of companies who own their own 20-story office towers. But what about your more traditional job in the big city at a start up or botique firm or with the feds.

You know what, what DO YOU consider reasonable?

nothing wrong with taking money from those 20 story buildings for a few years to get the F out of debt

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Re: Which starting salary ou of law do you consider reasonable?
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2006, 09:42:54 PM »
can't argue with that....but I don't waiting 5 years in order to make 6 figures. I do want to get out of debt...and though the CoL in Colorado is high, its not THAT high.

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Re: Which starting salary ou of law do you consider reasonable?
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2006, 09:51:42 PM »
$130k would be a bare minimum I suppose.  $160k outside NYC, $175k in NYC is reasonable.

I think $200k is bare minimum, myself.

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Re: Which starting salary ou of law do you consider reasonable?
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2006, 09:54:51 PM »
I'd be happy with 70K starting out in a mid-sized firm (that's over twice what I make now, so I think it's reasonable).  I seriously wouldn't know what to do with 100K+, but I'm sure I could figure out something.  ;D

(This is, of course, if I don't go to work for a non-profit.  The only way I could do that, though, is if I end up with a nice scholarship that eliminates a lot of my law school debt).