Increases in starting salaries in 2015 for first-year associate lawyers in Philadelphia:

Starting Salary

Firm                         2014       2015

Dechert                      $145,000    $160,000

Pepper Hamilton             $140,000    $150,000

Drinker Biddle & Reath       $145,000    $160,000

Cozen O'Connor             $135,000    $145,000*

*effective 2016 SOURCE: The firmsEndText