2016 1st Year Salaries and Bonuses of the Top Law Firms

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Summary: Here are the 1st year salaries and bonuses of the top law firms in the United States.

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Firm Name Associate Salaries Base Salary Associate Bonuses
Latham & Watkins $160,000 All offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 Summer associate: $3,470/week 2L Scholar: $3,470/week 1L Fellow: $3,470/week $10,000-$25,000
Baker & McKenzie $110,000-$160,000 Miami, FL 1st year: $145,000 Summer associate: $2,788/week Other U.S. Offices 1st year: $180,000 Summer associate: $3,461/week NA
DLA Piper $105,000-$160,000 Atlanta, GA; Phoenix, AZ; Raleigh, NC; Short Hills, NJ; 1st year: $160,000 Summer associate: $2,788/week All other U.S. Offices 1st year: $$180,000 Summer associate: $3,076/week *Associate compensation is merit-based $10,000
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom $160,000 All U.S. offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 Summer associate: $3,500/week 1L Scholar: $3,500/week $10,000
Kirkland & Ellis $160,000 All US offices: 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 Summer Associate: $7,500 semi-monthly $10,000
Jones Day $120,000-$160,000 Atlanta; Cleveland; Columbus; Detroit; Minneapolis; Pittsburgh 1st year: $160,000 2016 summer associate: $2,810/week 2017 summer associate: $3,100/week All other U.S. offices 1st year: $180,000 2016 summer associate: $3,100/week 2017 summer associate: $3,500/week NA
Norton Rose Fulbright NA California; New York; Texas; DC 1st year: $180,000 Summer associate: $3,461/week NA
Hogan Lovells $160,000 Most U.S. Offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 NA
Sidley Austin $145,000-$160,000 All Offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 Summer associate: $3,500/week NA
White & Case $125,000-$160,000 New York, NY 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 Summer associate: $3,500/week $10,000
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher $160,000 All offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: 280,000 7th year: $300,000 Summer associate: $3,500/week NA
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius $105,000-$160,000 Miami; Pittsburgh 1st year: $145,000 All other U.S. Offices 1st year: $160,000 Summer associate: $30,800/summer NA
Sullivan & Cromwell $160,000 All U.S. offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $305,000 8th year: $325,000 Summer associate: paid at the annual rate of $180,000 prorated according to the time spent at the firm and the days worked during the month, on a semi-monthly basis. $10,000
Dentons $145,000-$160,000 Firm did not disclose salary data. NA
Greenberg Traurig $91,000-$160,000 Salaries vary by geographic market. NA
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton $160,000 All offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 Summer associate: $3,462/week $10,000
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett $160,000 All U.S. offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 Summer associate: $3,500/week $10,000
Mayer Brown $110,000-$160,000 US Offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 Summer associate: Based on the annualized salary of $180,000 NA
Reed Smith $100,000-$135,000 Philadelphia, PA; Wilmington, DE; Princeton, NJ 1st year: $145,000 Summer associate: $6,042/semi monthly Pittsburgh, PA 1st year: $140,000 Summer associate: $5,833 semi-monthly Richmond, VA 1st year: $125,000 Summer associate: $5,208 semi-monthly All Other U.S Offices 1st year: $160,000 Summer associate: $6,666 semi-monthly NA
Weil, Gotshal & Manges $160,000 All offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $325,000 Summer associate: $3,077/week $10,000
K&L Gates $102,000-$160,000 Starting salaries fall between $115,000 and $180,000, based on dynamics of the local market. NA
Ropes & Gray $145,000-$160,000 All U.S. offices 1st year: $180,000 Summer associate: $3,500/week NA
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan $160,000 All offices 1st year: $160,000 2nd year: $170,000 3rd year: $185,000 4th year: $210,000 5th year: $230,000 6th year: $250,000 7th year: $270,000* Summer associate: $3,080/week *Firm's partnership track is 7 years $7,500-$15,000
Davis Polk & Wardwell $160,000 All US offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 Summer associate: $3,500/week $10,000
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr $145,000-$160,000 All offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 Summer associate: $3,500/week NA
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison $160,000 New York, NY; Washington, DC 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 9th year+: $325,000 Summer associate: $3,500/week $10,000
Paul Hastings $160,000 All domestic offices except Atlanta 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 Summer associate: $3,100/week NA
Morrison & Foerster $105,000-$160,000 All U.S. offices and U.S. practice attorneys in international offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 9th year: $325,000 Summer Associates: $3500/week $10,000
King & Spalding $125,000-$140,000   NA
McDermott Will & Emery $105,000-$160,000 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 Summer associate: $3,500/week NA
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe $125,000-$160,000 Houston; Los Angeles; New York; Orange County; San Francisco; Silicon Valley; Washington, DC Associate level 1: $180,000 Associate level 2: $190,000 Associate Level 3: $210,000 Managing Associate: $235,000-280,000 Senior Associate: $300,000 Summer associate: $3,461/week Portland, Oregon; Sacramento, CA; Seattle, Washington Associate level 1: $165,000 Associate level 2: $175,000 Associate level 3: $190,000 Managing Associate: $210,000-245,000 Senior Associate: $270,000 Summer Associate: $3,173/week $9,000-$12,500
Squire Patton Boggs $130,000-$160,000 The firm does not disclose salary information. NA
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld $115,000-$160,000 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 Summer associate: $3,500/week NA
Shearman & Sterling $160,000 New York, NY 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 9th year: $325,000 Summer associate: $3,500/week $10,000
Dechert $135,000-$160,000 All Offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 Summer associate: $3,462/week NA
Proskauer Rose $97,500-$160,000 New York, NY; Boston, MA; Los Angeles, CA; Chicago, IL; Washington, DC 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 Summer associate: $3,461/week Boca Raton, FL 1st year: $135,000 2nd year: $145,000 3rd year: $155,000 4th year: $160,000 5th year: $165,000 6th year: $175,000 7th year: $180,000 Summer associate: $2,596/week Newark, NJ 1st year: $145,000 2nd year: $150,000 3rd year: $155,000-$160,000 4th year: $159,000-$165,000 5th year: $163,000-$170,000 6th year: $166,000-$175,000 7th year: $169,000-$180,000 Summer associate: $2,788/week New Orleans, LA 1st year: $110,000 2nd year: $120,000 3rd year: $125,000 4th year: $130,000 5th year: $135,000 6th year: $140,000 7th year: $145,000 Summer associate: $2,115/week $10,000
Cooley $125,000-$160,000 All offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year:$190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 Summer associate: $3,462/week NA
Winston & Strawn $125,000-$160,000 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year+: $315,000 Summer associate: $3,461/week NA
Goodwin Procter $145,000-$160,000   $10,000
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy $160,000 New York 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 Summer associate: $3,462/week $10,000
Debevoise & Plimpton $160,000 U.S. offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 9th year+: $325,000 Summer associate: $3,500/week $10,000
Perkins Coie $80,000-$145,000 Salaries vary among offices based on location NA
Covington & Burling $145,000-$160,000 U.S. Offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 Summer associate: $3,465/week NA
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz $165,000 New York, NY 1st year: $185,000 Summer associate: $3,550/week NA
Arnold & Porter $110,000-$160,000 All US offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 Summer associate: $3,465 per week $10,000-$40,000
Holland & Knight $105,000-$160,000 Major Markets (Boston, Chicago, Dallas, DC, LA, Tyson's Corner, NY, San Francisco, Stamford) 1st year: $160,000 Summer associate: $3,200/week NA
Bingham McCutchen $145,000-$160,000   $10,000-$40,000
O'Melveny & Myers $160,000 All offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 Summer associate: $3,500/week NA
Foley & Lardner $80,000-$145,000 Boston; California offices; Chicago; New York; DC 1st year: $180,000 Summer associate: $3,500/week NA
Vinson & Elkins $160,000 All U.S. offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year:$190,000 3rd year:$210,000 4th year:$235,000 5th year:$260,000 6th year:$280,000 7th year:$300,000 8th year:$315,000 Summer associate: $3,462/week $10,000
Baker Botts $110,000-$160,000 US Offices 1st year: $180,000 Summer associate: Pro-rated 1st year salary. NA
Cravath, Swaine & Moore $160,000 All offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $315,000 Summer associate: $3,500/week $10,000
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati $145,000-$160,000 All offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $2360,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 9th year+: $325,000 Summer associate: $3,462 per week NA
Alston & Bird $130,000-$145,000 Atlanta; North Carolina Offices 1st year: $155,000 Summer associate: $3,000/week Dallas; New York; DC; California Offices 1st year: $180,000 Summer Associate: $3,500/week NA
Willkie Farr & Gallagher $160,000 New York, NY 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd Year: $210,000 4th Year: $235,000 5th Year: $260,000 6th Year: $280,000 7th Year: $300,000 8th Year: $315,000 Summer associate: $3,461/week NA
Bryan Cave $120,000-$145,000 As of 1/1/2017 Atlanta, Charlotte, & St. Louis: 1st year: $135,000; Summer associate: $2,596/week Colorado, Kansas City, & Phoenix: 1st year: $130,000; Summer associate: $2,500/week Miami: 1st year: $145,000; Summer associate: $2,788/week California, Chicago, Dallas, New York, & Washington DC: 1st year: $160,000; Summer associate: $3,077/week NA
McGuireWoods $100,000-$165,000 Austin; Baltimore; Charlotte; Richmond; Pittsburgh 1st year: $ 140,000 Raleigh 1st year: $135,000 Charlottesville 1st year: $125,000 Norfolk; Wilmington 1st year: $120,000 Jacksonville 1st year: $110,000 Chicago; Dallas; Houston; Los Angeles; New York; San Francisco; Tysons; Washington 1st year: $ 155,000 The firm does not adhere to a lockstep compensation system, and salaries vary for associates beyond their second years. Salaries also vary by office. NA
Baker & Hostetler $95,000-$125,000 Cleveland 1st year: $130,000 Summer associate: $2,500/week Other Offices 1st year: Varies per office ($110,000 - $160,000) NA
Hunton & Williams $145,000-$160,000 U.S. Offices 1st year: $160,000 to $180,000 Summer associate: $3,100 to $3,500/week NA
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman $125,000-$160,000 U.S. Offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 Counsel: $315,000 Summer associate: $3,461/week NA
Seyfarth Shaw $145,000 Boston; Chicago; Los Angeles; San Francisco; DC 1st year: $145,000 Summer Associates: $2,790/week New York 1st year: $160,000 Summer Associates: $3,080/week Houston 1st year: $140,000 Atlanta; Sacramento 1st year: $135,000 Summer Associates: $2,790/week NA
Littler Mendelson $80,000-$95,000 Per firm policy, Littler does not disclose salary information. NA
Katten Muchin Rosenman $145,000-$160,000 Austin; Chicago; Houston; Los Angeles; New York; DC 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 Summer Associates: $3,461/week NA
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton $145,000-$170,000 All offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 Summer Associate: $3,462/week NA
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft $160,000 New York, Washington, DC and North Carolina offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 Summer associate: $3,461/week NA
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson $160,000 New York, NY; Washington, DC 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 9th year: $325,000 Summer associate: $7,500 semi-monthly NA
Faegre Baker Daniels $130,000   NA
Venable $145,000 All offices 1st year: $180,000 Summer associate: $3,461/week NA
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy $125,000   NA
Duane Morris $115,000-$135,000 New York; Philadelphia; Baltimore 1st year: $150,000 Summer associate: $2,885/week NA
Locke Lord $135,000 Large Market 1st year: $180,000 Summer associate: $3,076/week Small Market 1st year: $155,000 Summer associate: $3,076/week NA
Troutman Sanders $85,000-$145,000 New York, NY 1st year: $160,000 Summer associate: $3,000/week NA
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton NA 1st year: $135,000/$160,000 Summer Associate: $2,600/$3,077 (weekly) NA
Jenner & Block $145,000-$160,000 All offices 1st year: $180,000 Summer associate: $3,461.55/week NA
Nixon Peabody $95,000-$160,000 Metro Market Offices 1st year: $160,000 2nd year: $165,000 3rd year: $170,000 4th year: Performance-based with top tier at $210,000 5th year: Performance-based with top tier at $220,000 6th year: Performance-based with top tier at $230,000 7th year: Performance-based with top tier at $240,000 Summer associate: $3,080/week NA
Schulte Roth & Zabel $160,000 All offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 9th year: $325,000 Summer associate: $3,462/week NA
Williams & Connolly $140,000 Washington, DC 1st year: $200,000 2nd year: $215,000 3rd year: $230,000 4th year: $250,000 5th year: $270,000 6th year: $290,000 7th year: $310,000 Summer associate: $3,845/week NA
Hughes Hubbard & Reed $145,000-$160,000 New York, NY 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 Summer associate: $3,461/week NA
Jackson Lewis $77,000-$85,000   NA
Pepper Hamilton $95,000-$145,000 Berwyn, PA; Philadelphia, PA; Princeton, NJ; Wilmington, DE 1st year: $150,000 Summer associate (2L): $2,900/week Boston, MA; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Orange County, CA; Silicon Valley, CA 1st year: $160,000 Summer associate (2L): $3,100/week NA
Drinker Biddle & Reath $110,000-$145,000 All Offices 1st year: $160,000 Summer associate: $3,077/week NA
Cahill Gordon & Reindel $160,000 New York, NY 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 Summer associate: $3,500/week $10,000
Kaye Scholer $145,000-$160,000 All offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 Summer associate: $3,465/week $10,000
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart $85,000-$125,000   NA
Crowell & Moring $125,000-$160,000 All U.S. Offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: Merit-based Summer associate: $3,077/week NA
Polsinelli $105,000 to $115,000 1st year: $135,000-$160,000 Summer associates: $2,595-$3,075/week NA
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith NA   NA
Fish & Richardson $135,000-$160,000 All offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 Summer associate: $3,500/week NA
Steptoe & Johnson LLP $125,000-$145,000 Washington, DC 1st year: $180,000 Summer associate: $3,500/week NA
Barnes & Thornburg $100,000 Chicago: 1st year: $115,000 Indianapolis: 1st year: $110,000 Summer associate: $1,900/week NA
Boies, Schiller & Flexner $174,000 1st Year: $180,000 2nd Year: $192,000 3rd Year: $210,000 4th Year: $240,000 5th Year: $264,000 6th Year: $282,000 7th Year: $300,000 Summer associate: 1L - $3,000/week; 2L and 3L - $3,500/week $35,000-$125,000
Haynes and Boone $108,824 All Offices 1st year: $160,000 2nd year: $170,000 Summer associate: $3,077/week NA
Dorsey & Whitney $55,000-$135,000 Minneapolis, MN 1st year: $110,000 Summer associate: $2,100/week NA
Bracewell & Giuliani $135,000 to $160,000 All offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 Summer associate: $3,462/week NA
Fox Rothschild $110,000-$125,000 Minneapolis 1st year: $110,000 Denver; Las Vegas 1st year: $115,000 Summer Associate: $2,211.54/week Pittsburgh 1st year: $120,000 Summer Associate: $2,307.69/week Atlantic City; Bucks County; Chester County; Dallas; Montgomery County 1st year: $125,000 Summer Associate: $2,403.85 Philadelphia; Princeton; West Palm Beach; Miami; Wilmington 1st year: $135,000 Summer Associate: $2,596.15 Roseland; Morristown 1st year: $140,000 Summer Associate: $2,692.31 San Francisco; DC; New York; Los Angeles 1st year: $145,000 Summer Associate: $2,788.46 NA
Blank Rome $135,000-$150,000 Los Angeles; New York 1st year: $160,000 Summer associate: $3,077/week Washington, DC 1st year: $150,000 Summer associate: $2,885/week Philadelphia, PA 1st year: $140,000 Summer associate: $2,692/week NA
Fenwick & West $160,000 1st year: $180,000 Summer associate: $3,076/week NA
Akerman $105,000-$110,000 Boca Raton, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Palm Beach, and West Palm Beach 1st year: $145,000 Summer associate: $2,600/week Jacksonville, Naples, Orlando, and Tampa 1st year: $110,000 Summer associate: $2,000/week Chicago, Dallas, New York, Tysons Corner, and Washington, DC 1st year: $150,000 Summer associate: $2,800/week Tallahassee 1st year: $95,000 Summer associate: $1,700/week NA
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel $160,000 New York, NY 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 9th year: $325,000 10th year: $330,000 11th year: $335,000 12th year+: $340,000 Summer associate: $3,500/week NA
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz $100,000-$120,000 1st year: $92,000 - $120,000 Summer associate: $1,200 - $2,100/week NA
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo $135,000-$160,000 All offices 1st year: $160,000 2nd year: $170,000 3rd year: $ 185,000 4th year: $ 210,000 5th year: $230,000 6th year: $250,000 7th year: $265,000 Summer associate: $3,077/week NA
Shook, Hardy & Bacon $105,000-$135,000 Orange County and San Francisco 1st year: $145,000 Summer associate: $2,750/week Kansas City and Tampa 1st year: $120,000 Summer associate: $2,300/week Miami 1st year: $140,000 Summer associate: $2,700/week Washington, DC 1st year: $150,000 Summer associate: $2,850/week Chicago and Houston 1st year: $160,000 Summer associate: $3,050/week Seattle 1st year: $130,000 Summer associate: $2,500/week NA
Cozen O'Connor $100,000-$135,000 1st year: $110,000 to $145,000 Summer associate: $2100 to $2800/week NA
Ballard Spahr $140,000-$152,500 Atlanta 1st year: $135,000 Summer associate: $2,600/week Baltimore 1st year: $125,000 Summer associate: $2,400/week Denver and Phoenix 1st year: $120,000 Summer associate: $2,300/week Las Vegas and Salt Lake City 1st year: $115,000 Summer associate: $2,200/week Los Angeles and Washington, DC 1st year: $145,000 Summer associate: $2,800/week New Jersey 1st year: $125,000 Summer associate: $2,400/week New York 1st year: $160,000 Summer associate: $3,100/week Philadelphia and Wilmington 1st year: $150,000 Summer associate: $2,900/week NA
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner $125,000-$160,000 Washington, DC 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,00 3d year: $210,000 Summer associate: $3,500/week NA
Andrews Kurth $135,000-$160,000 1st year: $160,000 Summer associate: $3,077/week NA
McKenna Long & Aldridge $125,000-$145,000 Atlanta and Denver 1st year: $135,000 Summer associate: $2,600/week Los Angeles, San Diego and Washington, DC 1st year: $160,000 Summer associate: $3,000/week NA
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips $125,000 The firm says: Manatt has a merit based compensation model, through which associates who meet or exceed expectations in terms of their competency level and their overall contributions to the Firm will receive competitive levels of total compensation. Manatt has placed an increased emphasis on training and development and, to demonstrate their commitment, they have created a unique program where associates receive an "Investment Account" to which associates may record time spent on specified development activities for which they will receive billable-hour credit up to specified caps of up to 550 hours. NA
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker NA Firm did not provide salary information NA
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan $130,000-$160,000 Atlanta 1st year: $155,000 Houston; New York; DC 1st year: $180,000 NA
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough $115,000 1st year: $105,000 Summer associate: $1,500/week NA
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice $80,000-$130,000   NA
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney $105,000-$125,000 1st year: $105,000 NA
Edwards Wildman Palmer $145,000 Boston, Chicago and New York 1st year: $145,000 Summer associate: $2,788/week Providence 1st year: $125,000 Summer associate: $2,403/week NA
Husch Blackwell $120,000   NA
Davis Wright Tremaine $80,000-$100,000 Portland 1st year: $110,000 Seattle 1st year: $120,000 Washington, DC 1st year: $140,000 NA
Arent Fox $145,000-$160,000 All offices 1st year: $160,000 2nd year: $165,000 3rd year: $180,000 Summer associate: $3,000/week NA
Munger, Tolles & Olson $160,000 All offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 Summer associate: $3,461/week NA
Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman NA New York, NY 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 Summer associate: $3,462/week NA
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan $105,000-$160,000 New York, NY 1st year - $180,000 2nd year - $190,000 3rd year - $210,000 4th year - $235,000 5th year - $260,000 6th year - $280,000 7th year - $300,000 8th year - $315,000 Summer associate: $3,461.53/week NA
Stinson Leonard Street $77,000-$115,000   NA
Chadbourne & Parke $160,000 Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Washington, DC 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 Summer associate: pro-rated weekly salary of $180k NA
Snell & Wilmer $90,000   NA
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings $80,000-$125,000 Birmingham, AL 1st year: $110,000 Summer associate: $1,300/wk (2L), $1,100/wk (1L) Charlotte, NC 1st year: $130,000 Summer associate: $1,900/wk (2L), $1,700/wk (1L) Huntsville, AL 1st year: $110,000 Summer associate: $1,300/wk (2L), $1,100/wk (1L) Jackson, MS 1st year: $110,000 Summer associate: $1,300/wk (2L), $1,100/wk (1L) Montgomery, AL 1st year: $110,000 Summer associate: $1,300/wk (2L), $1,100/wk (1L) Nashville, TN 1st year: $110,000 Summer associate: $1,800/wk (2L), $1,500/wk (1L) Washington, DC 1st year: $140,000 Summer associate: $2,300/wk (2L), $2,100/wk (1L) NA
Irell & Manella $160,000 Los Angeles, CA 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 Summer associate: $3,462/week $17,500
Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani NA   NA
Loeb & Loeb $160,000 1st year: $160,000 NA
Schiff Hardin $145,000-$160,000 All Offices 1st Year: $180,000 Summer associate: $3,461/week NA
Quarles & Brady $95,000-$125,000 Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Madison, Naples, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tampa Tucson 1st year: $120,000 Summer associate: $2,300/week Chicago; Washington, DC 1st year: $140,000 Summer associate: $2,700/week NA
Holland & Hart $82,000-$120,000 Firm did not disclose salary information. Salary is varied based on office location. There is no lockstep salary progression for associates. NA
Lowenstein Sandler $140,000 1st: $180,000 Summer associate: $3,500 NA
Vedder Price $160,000 1st year: $160,000 Summer associate: $3,077/week NA
Wiley Rein $160,000 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 Summer associate: $3,465/week NA
McCarter & English $125,000-$135,000 1st year: $135,000 NA
Kelley Drye & Warren $145,000-$160,000 New York, Washington, DC year salaries: $170,000 NA
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt $100,000-$105,000 Atlanta; Hartford 1st year: $135,000 Summer associate: $2,600/week Orlando; Tampa 1st year: $120,000 Summer associate: $2,300/week Los Angeles; New York; Washington, DC 1st year: $155,000 Summer Associate: $3,000/week Miami; West Palm Beach 1st year: $145,000 Summer Associate: $2,800/week NA
Jackson Walker $145,000-$160,000 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd - 8th year: Salary levels range from $200,000 to $270,000 (or higher for most productive senior associates). Summer associate: $3,462/ week NA
Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi $100,000-$120,000 Boston 1st year: $135,000 Summer associate: $2,076/week Los Angeles 1st year: $140,000 Summer associate: $2,076/week Minneapolis 1st year: $ 120,000 Summer associate: $2,076/week Mountain View 1st Year: $160,000 New York 1st year: $160,000 Summer associate: $2,076/week NA
Hinshaw & Culbertson $90,000 Firm did not provide salary information NA
Stoel Rives $85,000-$125,000 Boise 1st year: $90,000 Summer associate: $1,650/week Minneapolis 1st year: $110,000 Summer associate: $2,000/week Portland 1st year: $115,000 Summer associate: $2,000/week Sacramento 1st year: $110,000 Summer associate: $2,000/week Salt Lake City 1st year: $115,000 Seattle 1st year: $125,000 Summer associate: $2,100/week Anchorage 1st year: $100,000 Summer associate: $1600/week NA
Kutak Rock $77,000-$120,000 Firm did not provide salary information NA
Thompson Hine $100,000-$135,000 Firm did not provide salary information NA
Winstead $135,000   NA
Frost Brown Todd $80,000-$100,000 1st year: $90,000 Summer associate: $1,600/week NA
Thompson & Knight $115,000-$160,000 1st year: $160,000 Summer associate: $3,080/week NA
Thompson Coburn $110,000 to $125,000 Washington, DC and Chicago, IL 1styear: $130,000 Summer associate: $2,300/week St. Louis, MO 1st year: $115,000 Summer associate: $2,100/week NA
Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn $110,000-$120,000 1st year: $110,000 Summer associate: $2,000/week NA
Chapman and Cutler $145,000 Chicago, IL 1st year: $160,000 Summer associate: $3,077/week New York, NY 1st year: $160,000 Salt Lake City, UT 1st year: $130,000 Summer associate: $2,404/week San Francisco, CA 1st year: $160,000 Summer associate: $2,789/week NA
Dinsmore & Shohl $70,000-$115,000 Cincinnati and Columbus 1st year: $110,000 Summer associate: $1,800/week Charleston 1st year: $85,000 Summer associate: $1,050/week Lexington and Louisville 1st year: $103,000 Summer associate: $1,550/week NA
Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear $140,000 1st year: $150,000 Summer associate: $2,880/week NA
Choate Hall & Stewart $145,000 1st year: $160,000 Summer associate: $3,077/week NA
Dickstein Shapiro $145,000 DC, NY, CA Offices 1st year: $160,000 2nd year: $170,000 3rd year: $185,000 4th year: $210,000 5th year: $230,000 6th year: $250,000 7th year: $265,000 8th year: $280,000 Summer associate: $3,100/week NA
Brown Rudnick $110,000-$160,000 1st year: $160,000 Summer associate: $3,077/week NA
Sedgwick NA Associates: Firm did not disclose salary information Summer associate: Sedgwick LLP is not offering a summer associate program for 2015, with future years under consideration. NA
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler $160,000 New York, NY 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 NA
Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle $160,000   NA
Moore & Van Allen $85,000-$145,000 1st year: $130,000 NA
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease $120,000   NA
Dykema Gossett $90,000 Ann Arbor, Bloomfield Hills, Detroit, Grand Rapids and Lansing 1st year: $105,000 Summer associate: $1,900/week Chicago, Dallas and Washington, DC 1st year: $135,000 Summer associate: $2,600/week Los Angeles 1st year: $145,000 Summer associate: $2,700/week NA
Foley Hoag $160,000 Boston, MA; Washington, DC 1st year: $160,000 2nd year: $165,000 3rd year: $175,000 Summer associate: $3,077/week Foley Hoag has announced associate raises with first year salaries at $180,000 starting January 1, 2017. NA
Dickinson Wright $100,000-$105,000   NA
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck $110,000-$120,000   NA
Ice Miller $100,000 1st year: $100,000 Summer associate: $1,900/week NA
Adams and Reese $72,000-$132,000 Firm did not disclose salary information NA
BuckleySandler NA 1st year: $155,000 + minimum of $7,750 401(k) profit sharing 2nd year: $165,000 + minimum of $8,250 401(k) profit sharing 3rd year: $180,000 + minimum of $9,000 401(k) profit sharing 4th year: $200,000 + minimum of $10,000 401(k) profit sharing 5th year: $220,000 + minimum of $11,000 401(k) profit sharing 6th year: $235,000 + minimum of $11,750 401(k) profit sharing NA
Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis $115,000 1st year: $145,000 Summer associate: $2,788/week NA
Day Pitney $120,000-$125,000   NA
LeClairRyan NA   NA
Fisher & Phillips $125,000   NA
Saul Ewing $90,000-$135,000 1st year: $145,000 Summer associate: $2,788.00/week NA
Lathrop & Gage $100,000   NA
Gardere Wynne Sewell $110,000-$140,000   NA
GrayRobinson $174,000   NA
Goulston & Storrs $160,000 1st year: $160,000 Summer associate: $3,100/week NA
Shutts & Bowen $100,000   NA
Clark Hill Thorp Reed $100,000   NA
Burr & Forman $85,000-$130,000 Firm did not provide salary information NA
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur $75,000-$125,000 1st year: $115,000 Summer associate: $2,212 NA
Lewis Roca Rothgerber $95,000-$115,000   NA
McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter $105,000   NA
Armstrong Teasdale NA   NA
Michael Best & Friedrich $95,000-$125,000 1st year: $115,000-$125,000 Summer associate: $2,200 NA
Phelps Dunbar $74,500 Firm did not provide salary information NA
Morris, Manning & Martin $145,000 (2014) 1st year: $135,000 *Merit based after 1st year Summer associate: $2600/week NA
Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone $100,000 Firm did not provide salary information NA
Gibbons NA Entry Level: $135,000 (new associate hiring focuses on attorneys completing clerkships) NA
Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick $77,000-$85,000 Firm did not provide salary information NA
Stevens & Lee $126,500   NA
Kenyon & Kenyon $145,000-$160,000 1st year: $160,000 Summer associate: $3,076/week NA
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell NA Firm did not provide salary information NA
Williams Mullen $110,000-$115,000   NA
Robinson & Cole $95,000   NA
Herrick, Feinstein $140,000   NA
Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto $160,000 (2012) 1st year: $160,000 Summer associate: $3,076/week NA
Sullivan & Worcester $145,000 1st year: $145,000 Summer associate: $2,788/week NA
Strasburger & Price $120,000-$130,000 1st year: $130,000 Summer Associate: $2,692/week NA
Hinckley, Allen & Snyder $120,000-$130,000   NA
Greenspoon Marder NA   NA
Lane Powell $82,000-$95,000 1st year: $120,000 Summer associate: $2,400 NA
Smith, Gambrell & Russell $130,000   NA

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