DLA Philly associates land record salaries

DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary has raised its associate salaries in Philadelphia to some of the highest in the city.

First year associates will now receive $125,000 (£70,300) a year, backdated to 1 January.

Each associate level after the fourth year will receive a $10,000 (£5,600) increase, taking the basic salary for eleventh year associates to $210,000 (£118,200).

Second year associate salaries have increased to $130,000 (£73,100), third year to $135,000 (£76,000) and fourth year associates will take home $140,000 (£78,800).

On the suggestion of its associates, the firm has also opted to switch to a lockstep system of remuneration.

The salary hikes put DLA Piper on a par with Dechert, Morgan Lewis & Bockius and Woodcock Washburn in Philadelphia.

However, DLA Piper’s Philadelphia associates remain behind their colleagues in other US cities.