Bakers holds City associate pay bands at 2010 levels By Margaret Taylor 3 August 2011 17:24 17 December 2015 14:39 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Luis Gomez 4 August 2011 at 04:43 B&M’s kindness is only exceeded by its loyalty. Reply Link Anonymous 4 August 2011 at 11:12 Why go to BM when you can go to magic circle or a proper US firm and be paid 90-100k as an NQ? Seems to be neither here or there. Reply Link Anonymous 4 August 2011 at 11:55 @11.12am, perhaps because not everyone wants to work in the MC (for longer hours and the same money) and the 2000+ targets at “proper” US firms are not all that attractive either, at least for those of us who aspire to a life outside of work. Reply Link Anonymous 5 August 2011 at 18:09 For associates and trainees, at least, the pay at Magic Circle firms isn’t that much better that what B&M are offering, and you’ll have to work a hell lot more just for that little bit more in pay. The real and perhaps only significant jump in pay comes when you compare UK firms and US firms. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.