Saul Ewing Bumps Up Starting Salary

Saul Ewing has become the latest Philadelphia firm to increase its first-year associate salary.

The firm will move from $125,000 to $135,000 in all of its offices with the exception of Harrisburg, effective Sept. 1, 2007. The Harrisburg office will move from $115,000 to $125,000, the firm said. Each subsequent associate level in all offices will receive a $10,000 raise as well.

Both Pepper Hamilton and Drinker Biddle & Reath will increase their salaries to $145,000 as of Sept. 1. Morgan Lewis & Bockius and Dechert have been at that level since the beginning of this year.

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis announced recently an increase in its starting salary from $125,000 to $135,000.

Cherry Hill, N.J.-based Flaster Greenberg will raise its starting pay from $120,000 to $130,000 in all of its offices, effective in September.

Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll will move from $125,000 to $135,000 in all of its offices on July 1.

Wolf Block Schorr & Solis-Cohen moved its starting Philadelphia salary to $135,000 and its New York starting salary to $145,000, retroactive to the start of its fiscal year on Feb. 1.
Duane Morris, Blank Rome and DLA Piper have each raised associate salaries in Philadelphia to $135,000 retroactive to Jan. 1.

–Gina Passarella, Staff Reporter

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