Fulbright has curiously raised starting salaries of BOTH first and second years to the now-magical $160k. F&J is reviewing compensation for the other associate classes, expecting to announce the full salary structure by mid-fall.
Baker Botts has taken the more traditional route of actually paying associates more in their second year of practice; $160k for first years and $170k for second years. The full–and quite compacted–range of associate raises is reproduced below:
Thx to Baker Botts, Fulbright, and (as always) Above the Law