While law associates in New York City have a median starting salary of $160,000, new lawyers in 41 cities where the median salary is the same or lower have greater buying power, according to the National Association for Law Placement, which has released an index of attorneys' median starting salaries reported in 70 cities. For example, in Dallas, the median salary of $150,000 goes more than twice as far as New York's median starting salary.

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