Salary wars: Linklaters matches Cravath to pay $180,000 in New York
Linklaters has matched the ‘Cravath’ scale and will pay its first year associates $180,000 in New York, equivalent to around £124,000.
However, London lawyers will not be paid as much as their New York peers. Linklaters newly qualified solicitors in the City receive somewhere in the region of £91,000, depending on their performance.
In March, Linklaters announced a raft of changes to its salaries, bonuses and benefits in a bid to create a sustainable and attractive recruitment and retention model.
The changes includes extra holiday, added bonuses and one day a week working from home for all qualified lawyers.