Robert Half International released its 2012 salary projections today, and the general upshot is that entry-level attorneys face a tough market (surprise, surprise), whereas law firms actually have trouble hiring midlevel associates (possibly because all the potential midlevel associates were laid off as entry level associates and by now have found gainful employment as massage therapists or something).
The guide has an interesting, disconcerting, and mathematically intensive way of adjusting the salary data for regional markets. According to RHI, Pittsburgh salaries are around 96 percent of the national median salary. Thus, entry level associates here make anywhere from $51,600 to $126,720.
Download the salary survey for free here.