I was chatting last night with a lawyer at a big Sydney law firm, and mentioned that I was doing work on teacher salaries. In NSW, teachers start on $35,000, and the best-paid get $65,000. She mentioned that starting lawyers at her firm get a similar amount: $40,000. If they perform badly, they’re fired. If they do well, they’ll pass $65,000 in about 2 year.

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1 Response to Salaries

  1. Guy says:

    I guess the subsidiary question is: does our society value lawyers much more than they value teachers?

    A bit disturbingly, perhaps the realistic answer to this question is “yes”.

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