King & Spalding announced its long-awaited 2010 pay scale for Atlanta partner-track associates Tuesday in an internal memo obtained by the Fulton County Daily Report.

Under the new scale, which is retroactive to Jan. 1, pay ranges from $135,000 for a first-year associate to $190,000 for an eighth-year. The 2010 scale pays each associate class $10,000 less than the old scale, established at the start of 2008. King & Spalding still uses a lockstep pay system.