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Featured Job Survey Results: Bonuses (Boston)

We have received over 1,300 responses to our ATL / Lateral Link survey on bonuses (accessible here). So far, we’ve told you about New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles (take the survey on that page to see the results), and San Francisco / Silicon Valley.
Today’s new results are from Boston. Because a number of Boston firms had yet to announce their bonuses at the time of the survey (ahem, Goodwin?), the sample size for Boston, like its pizza and bagels, was not quite on par with New York’s. The salaries and bonuses reported, however, are generally in line with the other cities we’ve posted.
The breakdowns of bonus and base compensation, after the jump.

Bonus Distributions By Associate Class In Boston

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Less than $5,000 14% 14% 100%
$5,000 to $9,999 38%
$10,000 to $14,999 14%
$15,000 to $19,999 33% 13% 14%
$20,000 to $24,999 100% 14%
$25,000 to $29,999
$30,000 to $34,999 14%
$35,000 to $39,999 14%
$40,000 to $44,999 14%
$45,000 to $49,999 14% 42%
$50,000 to $54,999
$55,000 to $59,999 13% 14%
$60,000 to $64,999
$65,000 to $69,999 38%
$70,000 to $74,999 50%
$75,000 to $79,999 25%
$80,000 to $84,999 25%
$85,000 to $89,999
$90,000 to $94,999
$95,000 to $99,999 33%
$100,000 or more 100% 33% 14%

Base Salary Distributions By Associate Class In Boston

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
$83,000 11%
$90,000 22%
$125,000 8%
$135,000 8%
$145,000 14%
$160,000 30% 83% 86%
$170,000 70%
$177,000 33%
$180,000 11%
$185,000 56%
$210,000 100%
$230,000 100%
$230,000
$250,000 67%
$260,000 50%
$265,000 50%

Thanks to everyone who’s responded so far. Stay tuned for an exciting new batch of data next week.

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