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I thought Big Law pays $200k+? Meaning that the typical programmer would be making considerably less, or is that not the case?

Someone with the drive and intelligence to make it in big law (i.e. a far above average lawyer) is probably not going to be making the salary of an average programmer.

Depends on the lawyer and the programmer. I was on the lower end of big law and I'm on the upper end of programming.

Biglaw pays 200k in high CoL areas where Big-N tech workers start out at 200k.

I work in tech in a high CoL area, and sure senior engineers and eng managers are making 200k+ total comp. SWEs with <5 years of experience are not starting out over 200k.

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