11 October 2016

US lawyers can expect to see pay rises next year

Lawyers in the US can anticipate their compensation will rise by an average of 4.6 per cent in 2017, according to a report from recruiter Robert Hal Legal.

By Victoria Basham

Elnur Amikishiyev

Lawyers employed at small to medium sized firms with between 4 and 9 years’ experience should see their pay rise by more than the average (6.9 per cent), along with first-year associates at large law firms (6.2 per cent).

‘Multiple job offers’

Charles Volkert, senior district president of Robert Half Legal, commented: ‘Legal professionals with experience in high-demand practice areas and sectors, such as corporate transactional law, real estate and intellectual property, are in short supply and they are receiving multiple job offers.’

Increasing benefits

The report also states that firms are increasing benefits such as remote and flexible working in order to address the importance placed by candidates on work-life balance.

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