Troutman Sanders has matched the $130,000 starting salary for associates that earlier this month became the new top rate at several big Atlanta firms, said the firm’s managing partner, Robert W. Webb Jr.

Rogers & Hardin also has raised first-year pay to $130,000, firm administrative partner Stephen R. Leeds said Thursday. He said all “full-time, full-track” associates will have their pay increased by $15,000 a year effective March 1.