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A list of which law firms pay the highest starting salaries may seem strange in today's economy.
After all, you're bombarded with job market news that's pretty dismal for attorneys. Many lawyers aren't getting jobs at all, and many of the ones who do are landing jobs that pay very little.
Fortunately for those in the rarefied world of BigLaw, some firms are still pumping out salaries in excess of $160,000 a year, as Above The Law's David Lat recently pointed out.
Lat calls the list his "The $160K-Plus Club." They are:
Salaries are an easy measure to gauge how "rich" someone is. However, as indicated in the ATL article, your salary is not the only thing that matters. If you choose to live somewhere like Texas, Nebraska, or Indiana, you could earn half as much and still live more comfortably than you would in a place like Manhattan or Los Angeles.
Plus, you probably wouldn't have to bill thousands of hours just to take home a lofty paycheck.