Monday, October 12, 2015

Magic Number Survey

It's time for the Magic Number survey. For those of you not familiar, go visit last year's results and you'll see what we're talking about. We want to know what first year associates at your firm are making, as well as their billable hour requirement. These two pieces of information combined give us the salary per billable hour (or Magic Number) that is sometimes used by naive associates trying to determine where to work. (Of course, you know better, don't you....)

You can take this year's survey here. You can take it multiple times if you have information about more than one firm. Do your best to be accurate. The great thing about this survey is that if we get conflicting information, we can just average it.

For those of you nervous about taking the survey, please know we value your privacy and anonymity. The settings on the survey are set to keep you anonymous. We're only going to disclose your answers. Although we have it set so it won't even show us your IP address, if you're paranoid about your disclosing that too feel free to use an anonymizer or proxy server if you can figure that out.






10 comments:

  1. $125,000 per year. Billing requirements 100 hours per month.

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    1. Geez dude! What are they billing your associate ass out at?

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    2. In order to stay profitable, the firm would need to bill his/her ass out at about $350/hour. And that's if they collected 90% of his/her billings.

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  2. Earning, unlimited. I work for myself, and I am not in hoc.

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  3. @10:59 GET OUT! And what firm pays their associates $125,000 a year for only billing 100 hours a month?

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    1. Don't feed the trolls.

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    2. Boyd, Class of 2013, bitches! Obviously.

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  4. @12:23 - I hear yeah.

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  5. Are a lot of firms closed today?

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    1. Nope. I'm not aware of any.

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