Median Pay Rebounds for New Big Law Associates

Median pay for first-year associates at firms with more than 700 lawyers has rebounded to $160,000 after dipping to $145,000 last year, the ABA Journal reports. According to a press release by the National Association for Law Placement, the median starting pay was $78,000 in firms of 2 to 25 lawyers, $110,000 in firms of 26 to 50 lawyers and 101 to 250 lawyers, $100,000 in firms of 51 to 100 lawyers, $160,000 in firms of 251 to 500 lawyers, and $125,000 in firms of 501 to 700 lawyers.